Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum

Aga Khan Museum is a stunning Toronto museum dedicated to celebrating the Islamic arts.

Together with the Aga Khan Park and Ismaili Centre, this Ontario art museum promotes understanding and trust between cultures through the use of art, education programs and dynamic music, dance and theatre exhibitions as well as workshops and film screenings.

Home to over 1,200 pieces of art including manuscripts, scientific instruments, paintings, ceramics and metalwork spanning ancient Muslim civilizations, the Aga Khan Museum complex offers one of the most culturally unique collections in Canada.

The front of the Aga Khan Museum building reflected in pools of water.

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How to get to Aga Khan Museum

Location: 77 Wynford Drive, North York

By car: The museum is located a short drive north of Downtown Toronto on the Don Valley Parkway. On-site parking is available at the museum and also in the nearby The Ismaili Centre parking lot. Purchase a parking pass online or in person.

By transit: Take a direct bus ride to the Aga Khan Museum from various nearby TTC subway stations such as Broadway, Pape and Eglington.

Know before you go

The museum is open every week from Tuesday to Sunday and on all statutory holidays except December 25. Get tickets online or in person. Enjoy free admission every Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Plan to carry only essential items during your visit, as briefcases, tripods and backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. Strollers and front-facing baby carriers are permitted.

Things to do at Aga Khan Museum

Discover more activities and experiences.

Tour historic collections

Take a tour of the museum and explore more than 1,000 pieces of historic collections spanning Islamic civilizations across Spain, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and China.

Have fun as a family

Sundays are Family Days at the Aga Khan Museum, where the whole family can come together and enjoy hands-on craft activities that reflect the theme of current exhibitions and programs.

View in-season collections

The Collections Gallery and Bellerive Room are two main exhibition spaces in the museum that house rotating displays of nearly 200 masterpieces and an antique ceramic collection.

Stay for lunch

Enjoy a savory meal at Diwan, the museum’s on-site restaurant. Its menu features a fresh take on traditional flavours and dishes found in Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian cuisine. 

A view of the Aga Khan Museum, courtyard and grounds.
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Interesting facts about the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum was designed by Fumihiko Maki, a recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The museum is oriented 45 degrees to solar north and as a result, all its sides are exposed to the sun.

Maki used light as his inspiration and ensured that natural light coming into the museum decorates it in numerous ways. During your visit, watch for incoming light creating patterns on the exterior granite walls, enhancing interior spaces or illuminating the open-roofed courtyard.

The museum is named after the Aga Khan, the Imam who leads those who follow the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: April 12, 2024

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