The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more. We look forward to welcoming you!
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. The exhibition hall has been transformed into an immersive reimagining of Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo's home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. The figures tell stories that reflect our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic and climate crisis to food insecurity and housing instability. Get tickets!
A new season of clay classes is open for registration! Sign up for stoneware, hand building, wheel throwing, and special exhibition courses. Winter is the perfect time to stay warm in the studio and learn a new skill. Register now!
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
Limited time offer! Purchase or renew a Gardiner Friendship before January 1, 2023 and receive a free Get Acquainted pass (valued at $30) to gift to the art lover of your choice. Become a Gardiner Friend today!
Private Group Bookings are perfect for birthday parties or just a fun and creative night out with friends! All Private Group Classes are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics and will teach participants how to hand-build their own clay creations.
Our private studio programs are typically 1.5 hours in length and include all materials, instruction, and firing fees. Our Lecture Hall space can also be included for an additional social hour after the studio program.
Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Hand-building: $300 for 10 participants. $30 per person for any additional participants.
Pottery Wheel: $350 for a maximum of 10 participants
(Prices include materials and firing)
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. A deposit of $150 is required upon booking. Final payment is due in full on the day of your visit.
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the program. Participants will be contacted to retrieve their pieces. Any work not picked up at the Museum by the provided deadline will be discarded.
Cancellation and Refunds:
All cancellations require an e-mail notice sent to the Education Manager two weeks prior to the program date. All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7