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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada (Downtown)
250-356-7226
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Arts and crafts
Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chilliwack, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I was super excited to take my kids to the museum and quickly realized it was not what I remembered as a kid. We really wanted to see the Viking exhibit and were very disappointed that it was a lot of reading and replicas. There was alot of jewellery which I don't think most of the average citizen would have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you've never visited the BC Royal Museum then it is worth a trip. Been here a couple of times but it isn't something I want to do on an annual visit. I might return every two to three years or so. Saw the Viking exhibition which was very informative and interesting. Expensive for a family of four.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place was nice, but a little overpriced for me. I guess I was tired, but this was not what I expected. I thought there would be more to the exhibit than copies of the items used during the Viking area, the 3rd floor was an Indian exhibit and an area of stuffed animals which for some reason, I had... More

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Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Not a big museum lover, but this one is really awesome. Exhibitions are interactive, not only for kids. They also have a cool iMax theatre.

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Frisco, Tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A nice museum. Good size. Good option for a rainy day in Victoria. Didn't see IMAX. There was a somewhat interesting Viking exhibit.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been to this museum a few times before and they always have interesting traveling exhibits. This year it was Vikings. I still don't understand the relation to BC but it was a well done exhibit. I learned they didn't wear horned helmets, had slaves, and basically extorted their way through Europe for a living. The rest of the museum... More

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing, informative exhibit for the whole family. Include the movie.and then go for a walk round the inner harbour.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited the Vikings Exhibit and it was fascinating. All of the displays were well-done and interesting.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

You will have to answer that yourself ... and it's a judgement call. I visited this month for the first time in several years, and I was very surprised how expensive the entrance fee was ... close to $30. I do love this museum and have the last 25 years, and I have paid good money to visit museums worldwide,... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The museum itself was impressive, but personally a bit expensive for what it was. I also thought that some of the sections could have easily been condensed. It took a couple of hours to visit the entire place. Nice, but no plans to return anytime soon, or again

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