111 Queen's Park
(at Bloor Street)
M5S 2C7 Toronto, Canada
tel: +1 416 586 8080
fax: +1 416 586 8085
Sat-Thurs 10am-6pm; Fri 10am-9pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
Admission is half price on Fridays between 4:00 and 9:00pm, and Tuesdays are free all day for post-secondary students (with valid ID).
Founded in 1984 to house what was originally a private collection, the Gardiner Museum has recently undergone a large scale renovation and expansion and is now one of North America's leading ceramics museums. In addition to the exhibits, which change regularly, the Gardiner hosts a variety of tours, lectures and events. The museum is also far more kid-friendly than you might imagine - Sundays are family days, with an assortment of activities included with the admission price, and they have an all-ages drop-in ceramics class three times a week, which is a great chance for the whole family to play with clay.
Photo courtesy of Gardiner Museum