We're thrilled to welcome you back safely to the Gardiner with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Please note that all visitors 12 and older must show proof of full vaccination. Plan your visit today!
Renaissance Venice was a multicultural metropolis at the intersection of trade routes linking Europe to the Islamic World, with pigments, spices, and luxury objects flowing through the city. Discover a sensory world of more than 110 objects, including Venetian ceramics and glass, Islamic metalware, and contemporary art. Plan your visit now!
Feeling stressed? In our four-week mindfulness workshops, registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson will show you a series of clay hand-building exercises to help you relax and reconnect with the present. The first class starts on October 28, so act fast!
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!
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.
The Gardiner Museum is now open 7 days a week!
Monday – Tuesday: 10 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 9 pm (with free admission after 4 pm)
Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays: 10 am – 5 pm
As we welcome you back, the health and safety of our staff and visitors remains our top priority. We have implemented the following measures to ensure your health and safety:
Are there timed tickets for the Museum and exhibitions?
No. Tickets purchased online for a particular day are valid for that entire day. Tickets can also be purchased upon arrival at the Front Desk. Capacity in the galleries will be managed on site and any delays will be communicated through social media.
Am I considered fully vaccinated?
You are considered fully vaccinated if:
Visit the Canada.ca website for an up-to-date list of approved vaccines.
If you received one or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine out of province, contact your local public health unit to record your information and receive proper documentation.
How do I show proof of full vaccination?
The Gardiner will accept documentation in the form of:
This documentation must be presented alongside a piece of government issued ID (i.e. driver’s license, health card or passport) that matches the proof of full vaccination documentation.
Will the Museum keep my personal health information?
No. When you present your vaccine documentation, your health information will not be recorded.
What if I have a medical exemption?
The Gardiner will accept document exemptions as outlined by the Province of Ontario. Click here for more information.
Who can I contact to receive more information about your proof of vaccination policy?
Any comments regarding the Gardiner’s vaccination policy should be directed to email@example.com. We will not tolerate any harassment of our frontline staff as they enforce the Museum’s policies.
I am not fully vaccinated but I have already booked tickets or purchased a Gardiner Friendship. Can I rebook or request a refund?
If you are not fully vaccinated and have already purchased tickets to the Museum, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to rebook or to request a refund.
If you are a Gardiner Friend who is not fully vaccinated, please email us at email@example.com to discuss your options for a full or partial refund of the cost of your Gardiner Friendship.
Is Clay Restaurant open?
Yes. The dining room and patios are open for brunch and lunch, with limited capacity to allow for safe physical distancing. We recommend making a reservation at clay.restaurant to avoid disappointment.
Monday – Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Are Family Days running?
Yes. Family Days are running on Sundays from 11 am – 3 pm, included with admission. Physical distancing, a COVID-19 screening questionnaire, and other health and safety measures are in effect.
Are drop-in and sessional classes running?
Yes. Drop-in classes are being held in the studios on Wednesdays from 6 – 8 pm and Saturdays from 1 – 3 pm. Tickets go on sale online at 10 am on the morning of the class. Capacity is limited to 10 people, and health and safety protocols, including a COVID screening questionnaire, are in effect.
Our fall sessional classes go on sale to Gardiner Friends on October 4 and the general public on October 6.
Are the elevators operating?
Yes. We recommend a maximum of two people or one family unit at a time. We also encourage visitors to use the stairs when possible.
Do you have wheelchairs available for public use?
Yes, we have one (1) complimentary standard wheelchair and two (2) complimentary transport wheelchairs, which can be requested when you arrive or prior to your visit. They are sanitized after every use. To ensure that there is a wheelchair available for you, please call ahead to reserve one at 416.408.5070.
Will the expiry date of my Gardiner Friendship change as a result of the closure?
To ensure that you’re able to enjoy a full year of admission, your Gardiner Friendship has been extended. Please note that we will not be distributing membership cards with the new expiry date, but this change has been made in our database and will be honoured by our staff. If you have any questions about your expiry date, please contact our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 416.408.5076.
Will the Gardiner continue to post online content?
Yes. We encourage you to follow us on social media and to check gardinermuseum.com regularly for artist videos, digital programs, at-home art activities, and more.
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