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Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
+1 416-586-8080
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Good collection

The museum has a great collection of ceramics. I was particularly interested in the maiolica. There... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
Davidfirving
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Specialist ceramics museum

We probably wouldn't have chosen to visit but we had a special ticket - see below. Well curated but... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Geordiegirl_8
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Newcastle, UK
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This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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  • Average12%
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111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
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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.

Thank Davidfirving
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...More

Thank Geordiegirl_8
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...More

Thank DohaInternational
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...More

Thank CaTraveler7777
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...More

Thank emili0p0u
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...More

Thank natslive
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...More

Thank theGreatHall
Reviewed 7 August 2016

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

Thank x x
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...More

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A rather large exhibition of clay and pottery art figures from all over the globe. Good layout with adequate explanations. Overall an enjoyable and educational visit.

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Kristian B
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Response from Geordiegirl_8 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't have these - maybe you could contact the museum itself. It was very well-curated
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