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Royal BC Museum

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Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
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Description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC...
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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Went to the museum hoping to see some exhibits of First Nations of British Columbia. The museum is divided into 3 main sections (as far as we could tell) , human history, natural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Went to the museum hoping to see some exhibits of First Nations of British Columbia. The museum is divided into 3 main sections (as far as we could tell) , human history, natural history and some monuments/houses etc of important persons and a First Nations exhibit of totem poles and a long house. Each section is very informative and designed... More 

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Grande Prairie, AB, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A great museum! Would recommend taking a couple hours to view, more if going to imax. Great exhibits. Only suggestion would be to have better directions within the museum and better flow of people entering the imax theatre.

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Mercer Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I was here for a post-closing dinner with work colleagues. Sadly, we did not have access to the entire museum, but what I saw was impressive, and I hope to come back. Architecturally, if you are from Seattle, you may be reminded of Pacific Science Center. But the content of the museum is overwhelming---in a good way. I have never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great place to go. Over my 40 years in BC we go all the time. Now enjoying it with our kids. Great value and a nice experience. Perfect on a rainy day. Fit the Imax in if you have time. Enjoy

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Calgary, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Used a rainy afternoon to spend some hours at the Royal BC Museum. We have been to some museums and we were surprised how well displayed the history of the First Nation and the arrival of the first Europeans was. you get a lot to see. It was worth the money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Spent a great couple of hours here with the kids. The First Peoples exhibit and the submarine are not to be missed. This was one of the most enjoyable museums I have ever been to.

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Sonora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

One of the best natural and human history museums anywhere. Take a docent led tour and then go back and explore on your own.

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Lynnwood, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were in Victoria over Spring Break with our pre-teen daughter, and our day-long stay at the Royal BC Museum was easily the highlight of our trip. In short, this is a world-class natural history/culture/local history museum that is worth at least a half day of your time to explore. The natural history exhibits were wonderfully detailed--with the immersive foregrounds... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you enjoy natural history museums, this one is a must see. There are interesting and varied exhibits in a very nice environment. There was a special photography exhibit that was just beautiful and we ended up spending over 3 hours in the museum and were rushing a bit toward the end. Ran out of time so we didn't see... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are second to none. There is something for everyone, young and old that will interest you. Stimulate your mind. Also take the time to checkout the Imax located there.

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