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Tom Thomson Art Gallery

840 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4, Canada
+1 519-376-1932
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Owen Sound's Biggest Cultural Attraction

This museum is by donation only, and contains many pieces by Tom Thomson. Many find the gallery a... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Shaun P
Wish it had more space

Too bad this valuable Canadian collection is preserved at this relatively small municipally-owned... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2018
KateJourney
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Markdale, Canada
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840 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4, Canada
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+1 519-376-1932
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

This museum is by donation only, and contains many pieces by Tom Thomson. Many find the gallery a bit confusing with how everything is organized, but is a pleasant way to spend an good chunk of an afternoon exploring (and discovering new artists). More pressure...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Too bad this valuable Canadian collection is preserved at this relatively small municipally-owned facility - a plan to expand didn't receive much community support. Still, worth the visit for the collection and the rotating exhibits...

Thank KateJourney
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I enjoy the work of Tom Thomson so I was excited to check out this are gallery. Sadly, his work was all mixed in with other artist's work and when you added up the amount of pieces that were actually Tom Thomson's there were very...More

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Tom's heirlooms loom large as his family donated his childhood treasures, photos and relics of his early life. Lucky for me his infamous "THE WEST WIND" of Georgian Bay was on loan from the Art Gallery of Toronto. A quaint little museum worth the drive...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Until planning our trip to Ontario the work of Canadian artists had passed us by. On hearing of the Group of Seven, we wanted to know more. It was excellent to find our first gallery would be one of their inspirations, and we were very...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

It's not large but has some very good exhibits. Children are welcome and usually enjoy their time there.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The "Tom" is a work of art in the paintings and sketches and even the way it is curated. Two floors of pure Canadiana art from not only the great Tom Thomson but other exceptional Canadian artists including Geo. McLean and others. Helpful staff and...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

A well thought-out show of Thomson's works especially related to the discovery of a map and manuscript of his friend. Other exhibits as well.

1  Thank Errol P
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Main attraction was the artwork by Tom Thomson. Interesting to read historical documents about his life. Multi media presentation available. Good gift store.

1  Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Pleasant setting but small gallery, devoted to Tom Thomson. The collection at the AGO Ken Thomson collection is much larger. In addition the AGO has a number of works on loan from this gallery. Wish they would have held on to them or got them...More

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Philip C
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Response from Lynlou2017 | Reviewed this property |
You'd need to look up the gallery 's daily hours.
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