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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 62 attractions in Victoria
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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Vancouver Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit for all the family. The Exhibits are updated regularly and there is usually a "Special" . the last one I saw was about the race to the South Pole, it ran in conjunction with an excellent Imax Movie on the same subject. It's fun to wander around the recreation of "Old Town" and... More

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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A wonderful venue for regular displays and special attractions. Some of the best historical and aboriginal artifacts. Check out the IMax Theatre too.

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Victoria
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I have loved the BC Museum since I was a kid, and it continues to inspire me today. Highlights include a woodland exhibit which features a domed ceiling intended to simulate the sound experience of being in the deep BC woods, a turn of the century mock up of a street, complete with upstairs in the hotel (which is said... More

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Royal British Columbia Museum is an excellent presentation of the cultural and natural history of BC which will be enjoyed by all ages.It is not filled with stuff display cases, but rather realistically created life size displays including a seashore , forest , first nations long house and an old town which maybe explored and touched. The museum is... More

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victoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The RBC Museum is excellent. It is one of the few places here in victoria we always take out of town guests. We have had many friends and family from Toronto say they liked it better than the ROM! A must see when in Victoria.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've been a Royal BC Museum junkie throughout my growing up years. But I moved away for 25 years and I'm all grown up now. Except, when I get a chance to plug the old Museum. It is definitely a tourist attraction in this town. Mostly, family and couples, but I've seen locals going in to de-stress. The local and... More

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Sponvika, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great history and guides are fantastic. Very interesting to see, would recommend that you take an entire afternoon there it is a large.

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Canmore, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We spent about 3 hoiurs in the museum but could have spend quite a bit more. It is very well done and worthwhile to see. After our time at the museum, we went to the IMAX show,

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Everett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A worthwhile hour or more in an very pleasant environment while learning a lot at the same time. This is a place that must not be overlooked.

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Victoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I've visited the museum many times and it is always interesting and fun. My favourite is the Old Town section, where you feel as if you've stepped back in time. So much attention has been put in the details and there is so much to see. Guaranteed worthwhile visit!

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