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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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Activities: Arts and crafts, Group tours/day tour
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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Great srart to our Alaska motorcycle trip through Gold Country!!!

If you are in the Victoria area do not miss the Royal BC Museum. The current special show is about the history of gold and how it has shaped the world. It starts with the Spanish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Victoria area do not miss the Royal BC Museum. The current special show is about the history of gold and how it has shaped the world. It starts with the Spanish discovery in Columbia and moves through history to the last big gold rush in the Yukon. Very jnteresting and worth the 90 minutes it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A very good museum which you can easily spend all day visiting. Your admission ticket does let you leave and enter throughout the day. The displays of First Nation Canadians is interesting. At the moment there is an excellent exhibition of the Gold Rush in British Columbia during the 1800's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I went there specifically to read more about the Gold Rush period, and must say that I was not disappointed. To hear about how towns went from 400 to 25,000 people in a month, with people coming from all over the world who didn't speak the same language, and the stress that created on everything, was very interesting. At the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Royal BC Museum is a Natural History and Science Musem, that also holds IMAX, a movie theater with a giant screen that shows nat-geo documentaries and blockbusters. Price with the student ID: 10 dollars If you want to go to the Royal BC, get there earlier or save an additional day to visit it. There is an insect section,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have visited this museum many times over the years since my first time in the 1973 and I always enjoy the experience. The dioramas take you right into the experience of a rain forest, seascape, fishing plant and gold rush town. Make sure you leave enough time to explore all the exhibits.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We spent several hours wandering through a frontier waterfront town, a Gold Rush special exhibit, and listening to words spoken in a wide selection of First Nations dialects. Totems both inside, and out on the back lawn were impressive, as was an exhibit of First Nation masks. A stellar gift shop offers original First Nation carvings and prints, as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing. We took our boys here and the exhibit on Pacific Northwest People was inspiring for them. They found pieces of history they could find a connection to. The interactive and holistic displays were wonderful. The IMAX movie experience was also worth it. It takes over 3 or 4 hours to do it justice on a first visit. Plan to... More 

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MOOSOMIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We attended as a group of 6 ranging in age from 50 to 85 years. Enjoyed the new "gold rush" exhibit. Had been to museum a few times before but still found things we hadn't noticed before. We visited in June and there were a few groupsi of kids perhaps for year end field trips. They were not well behaved... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is a great way to spend a rainy morning. The exhibits are engaging and we'll organized. The building is monumental and we'll maintained. While somewhat pricey the museum shop has some very unusual and unique gifts to browse or purchase as a reminder of you travels. Take some time and enjoy an excellent museum experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum a few days ago. Interesting and well designed museum with a lot of information about First Nations life. Well worth a few hours browsing. The only downside we thought was the cafe in that it is a bit dowdy and could do with a make over but does not detract from the museum. Also good is that... More 

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Address: Address: 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2, Canada
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > James Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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