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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
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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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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome IMAX theater, diverse aray of exhibits. My particular favorite is the vintage town within, Specifically the theater. Don't miss out on the interactive gold panning mine.

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San Antonio, Texas
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The custom in British Commonwealth countries is for a cultural sight to receive the designation "Royal" only when it is truly excellent .. and that is the status of this museum. I found the First Nations exhibit to be outstanding, worth the trip to Victoria in and of itself. The natural history section of the museum was quite nice too... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We didn't have enough time to see everything but we spent a lot of time at the Viking exhibit. Enjoyed it very much. Also saw the IMAX movie on the Vikings and it was very interesting. Walked through some of the exhibits from early peoples to 20th century and the exhibits were very well done. Looking forward to returning some... More

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SF Bay Area
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the First People's exhibit here at the RBC. It was amazing to see the diversity in such a small area and to experience the different cultures. Had we had more time I could have easily spent a full afternoon here.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The museum has really good displays of information in all sections - the totem poles and chiefs house in the native American area, the seashore and forest exhibits in natural history, the shops, hotel and ship in the more modern sectors. Its well worth a visit (especially if it's raining!) We did not go to any IMAX screenings

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great for the family with lots of exhibits. Exhibits on coastal life and history. Easy layout with lots of descriptions and different types of visuals including reconstructions, video, pictures and models.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Interesting exhibits and history of the city well displayed. Did not go to any IMAX movies. It was not crowded and wait was short. We did the self-guided tour.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Well setup and updated. The aboriginal exhibits were the most heartwarming and eye opener to the native peoples in canada.

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Chilliwack
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Always enjoy the museum but this time we came specifically because it was the first north american stop of the Viking exhibit

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

What a treat! This museum is so fun all while being educational. The displays are interactive and creative, and bring you right back in time. A must for any trip to Victoria, BC.

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