Aga Khan Museum
Aga Khan Museum
In designing the Aga Khan Museum, Fumihiko Maki, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, used light as his inspiration. He ensured not only that light is ever-present in the building, but that, depending on the time of day or season, light will animate the building in myriad ways: throwing patterns on the exterior walls of Brazilian granite, enhancing interior spaces, or illuminating the open-roofed courtyard. The building’s compact footprint — 81 metres long and 54 metres wide — contains an impressive variety of spaces, including two exhibition galleries, areas for art conservation and storage, a 350-seat theatre, and two classrooms. Within an unmistakably contemporary design, Maki incorporates historical elements originating in Islamic cultures, building bridges between eras as well as civilizations.
In addition to displaying the Museum's core collection from multiple perspectives, the Aga Khan Museum features several temporary exhibitions each year that respond to current scholarship, emerging themes, and new artistic developments.
As an educational institution, the Aga Khan 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.
Enrich your experience at the Aga Khan Museum by taking a tour with a knowledgeable Museum guide: $10 adults, $5 students and seniors plus admission. Please book these tours at the Tickets Desk when you arrive at the Museum.
Admission rates for groups of 10 or more are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (65+), $10 for students (14–17 or full-time post-secondary with ID), $8 for children (6–13). You may contact us in advance to reserve your group admission tickets at [email protected].
Tours can be arranged for groups of 10 or more. Please fill out the Group Tour form below and submit it to [email protected] at least 2 weeks in advance of your desired tour date to ensure that we can accommodate your booking.
Please note: Up to 15 people can be accommodated per Group Tour. A maximum of 4 tours can take place per hour. Should your group exceed 60 people, they will be assigned different tour departure times to prevent overcrowding in the galleries. For more information, please contact us at 416.646.4671
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am and 3 pm, plus an extra 6:30 pm tour on Wednesdays
Explore the galleries and discover the Museum’s collection of manuscripts, drawings, paintings, metalwork, ceramics, and architectural features dating from the 8th to the 21st centuries.
Special Exhibitions Tour (Resumes July 22)
Tuesday to Sunday at 1:45 pm Get an in-depth perspective on our special exhibitions. Join a Museum Guide for this focused tour of our second-floor galleries.
Tuesday to Sunday at 12:30 pm
Explore the architecture of the Aga Khan Museum, designed by Fumihiko Maki (Japan), and learn about key features of the site.
Aga Khan Park Tour
Museum admission not required.
Tuesday to Sunday at 4:15 pm
Discover the centuries of architectural history that have inspired our Park and its many plantings!