In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
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!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
As we continue to refine our health and safety protocols for staff and visitors, and adjust to reduced weekday admissions, the Gardiner will be adopting new hours to coincide with the periods of highest demand.
Starting after Labour Day, the Gardiner Museum and Gardiner Shop will be open from Thursday – Sunday, and closed from Monday – Wednesday. You can still shop every day of the week on our online store for one-of-a-kind ceramics, jewellery, glass, and textiles by local artists.
Clay Restaurant on the Museum’s third floor will remain open from Tuesday – Sunday. Reserve your table with views overlooking Queen’s Park. It books up fast!
Gardiner Museum & Gardiner Shop:
Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Free Community Building Weekends
We will continue to offer free weekend admission into the fall. These Community Building Weekends will ensure that anyone who wants to come through our doors to have an inspiring and engaging art experience will have full access to our collections and special exhibitions. Free outdoor family clay activities will also continue on weekends, weather permitting.
Clay classes, including drop in workshops, will resume in the fall with a reduced schedule and smaller class sizes to allow for proper physical distancing in our studios. We are also exploring the potential for an online version of our popular clay mindfulness classes with art therapist Suzanne Thomson.
New Gardiner Friend Benefits
As a thank you for your ongoing support, we’re excited to announce that Gardiner Friends* will now get front-of-the-line access to sessional classes. Not a Gardiner Friend yet? Join now to enjoy priority enrollment and secure one of our limited studio spots. We will also be offering special Gardiner Friends events on site and online. Stay tuned for more details!
As we continue to adapt to our changing landscape and the challenges facing cultural institutions, we look forward to seeing you at the Gardiner this fall and exploring new possibilities together. Plan your visit today!
* Does not include Get Acquainted cardholders. Click here to upgrade to Gardiner Friend.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7