Plan Your Visit

Saturday, December 14
OPEN: 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Sunday, December 15
OPEN: 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 14 & Sunday, December 15
OPEN: 10:00 AM — 6:00 PM



The Aga Khan Museum has three primary exhibition spaces. On the first floor, the Collections Gallery and Bellerive Room are dedicated to showcasing the Museum’s Permanent Collection. In the Collections Gallery, visitors can enjoy rotating displays of nearly 200 masterpieces reflecting a broad range of artistic styles and representing more than ten centuries of human history. In the Bellerive Room, visitors are invited to explore selections from the impressive ceramic collection of the late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and Princess Catherine Aga Khan.

Click here to learn about the Museum's Collection.

On the second floor, the Aga Khan Museum presents several special exhibitions each year that feature works from the Museum alongside art from partner museums and installations by contemporary artists. These displays are complemented by performing arts programs, lectures, and workshops.

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The Aga Khan Museum presents and collects art from historically significant Muslim civilizations as well as contemporary Muslim communities and diasporas around the world. The core of its Permanent Collection — spanning a vast geographic area from Spain and North Africa in the west, across the Middle East, to South Asia and China in the east — was assembled by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003), uncle of His Highness, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV. Prince Sadruddin began acquiring works of art in the 1950s while studying at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Princess Catherine Aga Khan, he continued to collect throughout his lifetime. His Highness the Aga Khan and his family have supported and expanded Prince Sadruddin’s collection since his death. Today, it represents the foundation of North America’s first museum dedicated exclusively to Islamic arts, where it is enhanced by superb objects from the private collections of Prince Amyn and His Highness the Aga Khan as well as new acquisitions, special exhibitions, and a rich roster of performances and public programs.

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The Aga Khan Museum provides engaging opportunities for lifelong learning for people of diverse ages and interests. Our educational programs are based on the Museum’s Permanent Collection, temporary exhibitions, and performing arts programs, and focus on the promotion of pluralism, the history and diversity of Muslim civilizations, and their contributions to artistic, scientific, and intellectual development of our shared world heritage.

Renowned speakers, educators, and artists engage audiences in a variety of forums — from hands-on school programs to lectures, studio workshops, and tours. With a constantly changing roster of programs, events, and exhibitions, there’s always something to discover for curious people of all ages.


Performing arts and the material arts of Muslim civilizations have mutually inspired and informed each other for more than 1,400 years. A variety of Programs, showcasing local and international musicians, dancers, and other performers, generate creativity and the sharing of ideas. At the Aga Khan Museum, artists perform, collaborate, create, and inspire audiences through Programs that include showcase performances, classes and workshops, films, panel discussions, lectures, and even public jam sessions.

The Aga Khan Museum has a strong educational vocation. As an educational institution, the Museum presents insights on the history of Muslim civilizations through thought-provoking activities and events. Talks, tours, readings and gallery programs offer a unique opportunity to interact with the Museum’s collection, exhibitions and experts.


From works by new and emergent young media artists, to master musicians who have toured the world — explore highlights from select programming hosted on-stage at the Aga Khan Museum.

In an effort to continue to illuminate the arts and cultures of world civilizations, the Aga Khan Museum is proud to showcase highlights from select on-stage programming online for all to explore.Spark a curiosity for discovery, deepen your understanding of diversity, and discover the astonishing breadth and eloquence of performances that show the many ways in which cross-cultural dialogue can take place through the arts.

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  • Through the ongoing commitment of its generous Supporters and Donors, the Aga Khan Museum is able to present programming and events that explore the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Islamic civilizations across the centuries from the Iberian Peninsula to China.

    Supporters and Donors enable Aga Khan Museum visitors from around the world to journey across cultures, continents, and time. Through its diverse Permanent Collection of objects and its ever-changing roster of innovative programs, the Museum offers a portal to discover the artistic, intellectual, and scientific heritage of Muslim civilizations.

    By joining the group of Aga Khan Museum Supporters, you receive a wide range of exclusive benefits that offer a greater level of engagement with the Museum and its curators. You get invited to special exhibition previews and events. You get to be the first to know about upcoming programming as well as enjoy privileges at the Museum Shop and Diwan Restaurant.

    Become an Aga Khan Museum Supporter by joining one of the following Support Categories:
    1) Friends
    2) Patrons (including Young Patrons)
    3) Corporate Patrons

    In addition to numerous Supporters, who Join and Renew their Support on an annual basis, the Aga Khan Museum also welcomes Donors. Many of the Museums Supporters do both – Join & Support and Donate.


    Canadian and International residents pay their contributions in Canadian Dollars. Friends of the Museum at the Sustaining level and above receive a Canadian tax receipt, issued for the amount contributed less the value of privileges/benefits (referred to as the Advantage Amount).

    Donate: Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

    Tax Information for U.S.A. Residents:

    Through a partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., American donors and Friends at the Patron level and above are eligible to receive a U.S. tax receipt.

    U.S.A. residents may deduct their donations to domestic organizations that distribute funds to charities in foreign countries, as long as the U.S.A. organization controls the distribution of the funds. Through an agreement between Aga Khan Museum and Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., donors to the Aga Khan Museum through the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. are granted full Support privileges/benefits with the Aga Khan Museum.

    Join/Support: By joining as a Friend of the Aga Khan Museum, you receive privileges/benefits that enable you to closely engage with the activities of the Museum. These privileges/benefits are valid for one year and can be renewed annually.

    Donate: When you Donate, you make a one-time charitable donation but do not receive the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Museum.

    Many of our Supporters Join & Support as well as Donate at the same time.

    We offer a discounted National/International rate ($50) for Friends living 100 km+ from Toronto/outside the M and L postal codes, since they are not able to use their benefits as often as GTA residents.

    Private Events


    Whether your special event is large, small, private, or corporate, the Aga Khan Museum offers a variety of premium indoor and outdoor venues to choose from.

    Located just 15-minutes from downtown Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum features stunning masterpieces of art with Pritzker Prize–winning design by architect Fumihiko Maki. Venues include a 335-seat auditorium, a room inspired by a Persian salon, a collections gallery, a courtyard enclosed by glass and paved with geometric-patterned stonework, and more.

    With its remarkable art, architecture, landscaping, and catering by Toronto’s celebrated and award-winning chef, Mark McEwan, the Aga Khan Museum is a picturesque, unique, and memorable space to hold your next extraordinary event.

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    We know how important this day is to you and how long you’ve dreamed about it. This is why when you book your wedding at the Aga Khan Museum, you’ll be paired with one of our professional and detail-oriented event planners to bring to life the exact, one-of-a-kind, wedding you’ve always imagined.

    With a wide array of options available to make your day magical, you’ll have a variety of choices when it comes to your space, menu, décor, photo shoot locations, and more. You can even have a romantic outdoor tented wedding under the stars. Please inquire about our tent rental options.

    Your wedding day should be a day for you to relax because everything is taken care of, which is why our events team has access to the city’s best planners, décor companies, and florists.



    The feel of a successful corporate event plays a large part in how attendees connect to the presented content and purpose of the gathering. With multiple options, on-site parking, and optional private gallery tours, the Aga Khan Museum is the ideal location for your next town hall meeting, seminar, dinner, reception, or training session.

    Whether your group is large or small, you’ll find an assortment of suitable spaces to match the size of your team and your goals for the feel for your corporate event. You’ll also have access to state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment to meet your lighting, audio, and video needs.

    With all of your preferences in mind, our events staff will help you take advantage of all the museum has to offer by creating a memorable and enjoyable corporate event for everyone involved.



    The Aga Khan Museum is renowned for its impressive architecture and pristine landscaping, which makes it the picture perfect choice for your photo shoot.
    Our outdoor park and its formal gardens, designed by notable landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic, features beautiful trees, manicured lawns, and five reflecting pools.

    For a fee, you can have your wedding or engagement photo shoot at the museum. All personal shoots take place outdoors and can be booked in 90-minute time blocks. Please contact us for more details so we can work with you to plan a memorable photo shoot that will produce snapshots you’ll be proud of for a lifetime. Wedding photo shoots of the interior are only available if you have booked your wedding with us.

    If you are a business or corporation and are interested in filming or shooting at the museum, please send us an email for more information and rates.

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