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Gardiner Museum

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Address: 111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
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This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from...

This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.

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Very impressive collection of ceramic

This museum is enjoyable and has a variety of porcelans and historic ceramic objects. The area of the museum is also intresting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is enjoyable and has a variety of porcelans and historic ceramic objects. The area of the museum is also intresting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The museum has a great collection of ceramics. I was particularly interested in the maiolica. There was also an impressive collection of commedia dell'arte figurines. A great morning.

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Newcastle, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We probably wouldn't have chosen to visit but we had a special ticket - see below. Well curated but somewhat specialist and definitely had an 'exclusive' feel, unlike the friendly Textile and Shoe Museum, TOP TIP - buy the triple pass for this with the Shoe Museum and the Textile Museum for 20$ and make a big saving

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Gardner contains extremely fine examples of mainly European porcelain mainly from the 18th Century. This kind of museum is more likely to be found in Europe so Toronto is very lucky to have it and the quality of this porcelain collection exceeds that of most European museums. What you find here are examples from all the main porcelain manufactures... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We hadn't intended to go here, but we were lured into this place as we walked by it. It was a great collection of ceramic art, from various countries and various times through history. We were all happy to be there; it was a well displayed, interesting, broad collection. Good for a half hour of pleasure.

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Lots of interesting exhibits. Loved the Japanese delicate pottery. Guided tour of a special exhibition of Italian Renaissance Maiolica collection was highly educational and enjoyable. Start at the bottom and see the collections in chronological order. Wish they allowed taking pictures. They don't sell postcards either. Overall a great museum, well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Stopped here to check out the ceramics/pottery and history. No special exhibits when we were here but that was ok. Very interesting and well done displays and history. If you happen to be there around 2 pm they have a docent who does an hour tour.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Gardiner Museum tends to be overlooked, but it is a real gem in the middle of the city. The staff were incredibly friendly, welcoming us and chit chatting for a while. I loved the second floor the best, it was filled with teacups! It even had a section showing the influence different countries have had on each other. If... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Accessible. Affordable fees. Friendly staff. Close to restaurants and other activities in the area. Joyful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Two full display floors are accompanied by traveling shows and a very nice sit-down, white-table cloth cafe on 3, and kids projects in the basement. The main displays run from pre-history to some contemporary ceramics, but the strongest areas are the early work from all over the world, and the British and Continental craftsmen and factories. If you had to... More 

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