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
Executive Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
Savour: Food Culture in the Age of Enlightenment closes January 19! Journey back in time to the kitchen gardens of Versailles and the intimate dining room of an amorous couple. Feast your eyes on porcelain peas, glass macarons, knitted cheese, and more fun surprises before they're gone.
Our popular March Break Camps give kids the opportunity to explore their creativity through clay, meet new friends, and learn hands-on skills under the guidance of a professional artist. Spots are filling up quickly. Register now!
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.
Please note: The Museum will be closed on January 20, 2020.
Open daily including holidays, with the exception of January 1, December 25, and December 26.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7