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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 #2 of 60 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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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best museums I've been too. The people history section was amazing, taking visitors on a journey from the time when only first nations people were in BC to contact and colonisation.

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Arlington, Washington 98223
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This museum is always a first stop whenever I return to Victoria. This time I was thrilled to take my two school aged children. We planned for 2 hours, but we took breaks every 2 hours to manage street parking changes. We ended up taking about 4 hours for the entire visit because there was so much to see. The... More

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near vancouver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved the Viking exhibit. Very informative and nicely laid out. Lots of interactive displays. Gift shop was neat too.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The exhibits were very well planned, beautiful and educational. Their collection of native american art is wonderful.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

As far as museums go this is mid priced around $23 for an adult. Plan on about 2 1/2 hours to go through it and that would be keeping a solid pace. The contents are very informative with everything from Natural History to language. If you are looking for a easy way to get a brief but solid understanding of... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Possibly! But very good indeed one of best days out we have had full stop. Entry a bit pricy but worth it. First nations exhibits breath-taking and so well done. Natural history section great for kids. Shop really good as well. Reduce the entry price and this would be best museum on planet! Must see.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I went to the Royal BC Museum with a good friend, she and I took in the Vikings Exhibition, the First Peoples, Our Living Languages and the replica of Victoria from the turn of the century. We could have used at least two days here to give the exhibits and their displays the justice they so richly deserve. The interactivity,... More

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Seattle
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159 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A must visit while in Victoria, this museum is one of my favorites. Pro tip - the native American mask exhibit is a must see, it includes seating and narration. Some of the best Pacific NW native American exhibits to be found anywhere. Fun!

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Everett, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I remember going to this museum when I was about 11 or 12, and back then it was free. I went with my wife in 2011 when it cost $15 each, but it was a fantastic museum. We saw the preserved animal exhibit which was a little disturbing as the animals were in cabinets laying on their sides and backs... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a must see ! Large stunning museum with IMAX , native Canadian exhibits , so much to see any family could spend two days there. Child friendly , handicapped , elderly friendly . Great exhibits , stores & food !

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