There’s more to the Gardiner than our collections. Take a clay class, learn about the art of ceramics with world-renowned guest speakers, or join us for one of our many special events.
The Gardiner Museum celebrates the art of ceramics and engages local and international audiences by promoting understanding of the long history of people crafting in clay.
Through the display of its permanent collections and special exhibitions, as well as through studio education, programs that engage diverse communities, and major contributions to scholarship, the Gardiner champions ceramics.
Support from the community is vital to the Gardiner’s ability to continue to provide
Join us for lunch at CLAY Restaurant overlooking Queen's Park. Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by design that highlights the Museum's focus on ceramics.
The Gardiner Museum is always adding to our collection of both historical and contemporary ceramics. Our current lobby exhibition brings together a selection of modern and contemporary works acquired since the arrival of Chief Curator Sequoia Miller in April 2018 and on display for the first time.
Our popular clay-based Summer Camps give kids ages 6 - 14 the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Register early before they sell out!
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Support the Gardiner's mission to champion clay, build community, and promote arts education. All of our memberships include a full year of free admission to the Museum, as well as discounts at CLAY Restaurant and the Gardiner Shop, and start and at just $30!
Guided Tours (Free with admission)
Daily at 2 pm
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*Youth and children aged 18 and under are always free. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. School groups MUST pre-register.
Groups of 10 or more people are eligible for a special group admission rate and must pre-register before their visit.
FREE ADMISSION EVERY WEDNESDAY from 4 to 9 pm.
FREE ADMISSION EVERY TUESDAY for post-secondary students with valid ID.
Show your PRESTO card to receive 20% off regular admission prices.
The Gardiner Museum strives to make our building, collections, exhibitions, and programs accessible to all individuals. Click here to learn about accessibility at the Museum.
Open daily including holidays, with the exception of January 1, December 25, and December 26.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7