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Royal BC Museum

Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada (James Bay)
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
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Ranked #2 of 61 Attractions in Victoria
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Arts and crafts
Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Arts and crafts
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Victoria, Canada
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I took a four year old to the museum and while there is much that he doesn't pay attention to, there is lots for him to do for at least an hour or more. Some folks have said that children won't appreciate it and that may be that as adults they see only the things that they like, but not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Having toured many museums, actually all over Europe and Scandinavia, this one wasout outstanding. Great display of wild life photography,indigenous peoples, their languages, all kinds of wildlife displayed anyway would be their habitats, whole displaces of old town,right down to wooden sidewalks , movie theatre showin A silent movie, on a real old seats, case of case of every kind... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great and informative exhibitions about B.C. before, during and after the Europeans arrived which was brilliant for us tourists as we knew nothing.

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Rocky mountain house
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the Viking exhibit, from Sweden, and had a great experience. Even during a heavy demand time (weekend, new exhibit launch) the staff handled it, and the building design worked. The native exhibit is worth experiencing by itself, with a life size native village and many cool masks on display.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Have visited the museum many times and on this occasion just went to see the wild life photography exhibit. It was absolutely spectacular and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This attraction is not to be missed. Right downtown Victoria close to the inner harbour and other destinations. The cafeteria is a hidden gem - and great value too - thanks to the BC taxpayers supporting same. Lots of information about our brief WESTERN history......

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I took my grandson here. We were both very impressed. Lots of interactive exhibites , two very different areas. Lots of parking just across the street. For anyone visiting Victoria it's a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The exhibit of indigenous art work - mostly carvings - was fantastic. The recreation of the Victorian era street was amazing to find in a regional museum. The nature exhibit was better than average but not awe inspiring.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Definitely the top Museum in British Columbia that showcases the rich natural and human history of the province. The Pacific Coast First Nations collection is a blast, and I can tell you there is no comparable experience anywhere other than the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. The site of the museum is conveniently located in the downtown core area, which... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really enjoyed how the museum is split in to natural history and then the human history - lots to see and explore. Very informative and interactive also.

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