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Royal BC Museum

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Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
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Description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC...
Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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I think this is an excellent museum, love the walk through exhibits, nice Cafe, have very interesting traveling exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I think this is an excellent museum, love the walk through exhibits, nice Cafe, have very interesting traveling exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums in the world. A must visit if traveling to Victoria. It has an extensive history of BC, an Imax theater and a traveling exhibit there (currently the Gold Rush).

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Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The exhibits and displays are world-class. Not excessive to describe the RBCM as one of the best in North America. The First Peoples Gallery has excellent artifacts, with displays highlighting the diversity of cultures and languages. Natural History Gallery also superb.

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Spent the better part of a day here and learned so much about First Nations people, their history and their efforts to revive/retain their languages. Fascinating and inspiring! Excellent displays of European exploration/exploitation and general history in this province also

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Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Imax theatre production about whales was excellent. The displays regarding the native peoples and the settlement of Vancouver Island were also excellent. Everything was neat , organized and well maintained. I would allow a half day at least .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Incredible presentation on native peoples that occupied this region. Excellent presentation on the development of BC over the last 200 years. Our 11 year old and 8 year old loved it, especially the "masks." We spent about 2 hours which seemed like the right amount of time to see everything and read the highlights of what caught our eye. Budget... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The museum has good exhibits about animals and BC history. It isn't a very large museum but it was enough for our family. The IMAX theatre also offers more out of a trip to the museum. It was a good thing to do for families traveling in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As usual, visitors means a trip to the RBC Museum. Even though we have visited many times, there is always a new special exhibit to interest us as well as our guests. This time it's the Gold Rush exhibit, one curiosity being a weigh scale to show you how much you are worth for your weight in gold... The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The docent wearing a kilt- never heard his name- gave a terrific tour of the museum, from the natural history portion to the cultural history and finally the First Nation ceremonial house with story poles. The latter was clearly his passion and even when the hour and forty minute tour ended, people still lingered to hear him speak more about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Museum on our Vacation to Victoria July 25,2015. My husband enjoyed the Gold Rush exhibit. Great choice of site seeing activities which was on our list of must do's while in Victoria. A little pricy I feel $68 for 2 adults, and one child 8 yrs of age. Probably would not return again, and may not recommend this... More 

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Additional Information about Royal BC Museum

Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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