The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
The Gardiner has reunited for the first time more than 350 objects from Sir William Van Horne’s exceptional collection of Japanese pottery alongside archival materials and stunning watercolours. See it now!
Join us for family-friendly craft activities throughout the holiday season including festive ornament-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, clay experimentation, and more.
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!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
*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.
Half-price admission every Friday from 4 to 9 pm
Free admission every Tuesday for post-secondary students with valid ID.
Guided Tours (Free with admission)
Please check-in at the Front Desk at the time of your visit for more information.
Daily at 2 pm
Fridays at 2 pm & 7 pm
Sundays at 2 pm & 3 pm
Make a reservation
Open daily including holidays, with the exception of January 1 and December 25. We will close at 3 pm on December 24 and 31.
Please note: The first floor galleries will close at 5 pm on December 6.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7
There is no museum parking lot, however there are several paid lots in the vicinity.
• On Cumberland St, one block north of Bloor, east off Avenue Rd
• In the Colonnade building, at 131 Bloor St W
• One block north of Bloor St W, on Avenue Rd, in Yorkville Village’s building (Formerly Hazelton Lanes)