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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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We went to the Royal BC Museum for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit in December. The gallery was amazing - the photos were lit perfectly and the diversity was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to the Royal BC Museum for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit in December. The gallery was amazing - the photos were lit perfectly and the diversity was amazing. We didn't get to look too closely at the other exhibits for lack of time but I'm definitely looking forward to going back someday soon!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Nice but in retrospect would have skipped it to do more things Victoria. We were only there for 3 days. If you are there for longer it is worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved the museum - from the natural looking and sounding habitats to their gold exhibit to the native people exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very worth visiting . . . brings back so many cherished memories and demonstrates our connection to mankind, the earth and history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to go through this museum. With every turn of a corner it only gets better, from the Woolly Mammoth to the old growth forest you won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The museum was listed as #1 activity in Victoria. I found this hard to believe considering I've been vacationing here for years and have never once visited. My family and I were amazed at the variety of exhibits and level of detail. I would highly recommend seeing this on your next visit to Victoria.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I thought the first nation exhibit was unique and well done. I really appreciated hearing greetings in various native tongues and seeing the exhibits on how they once lived. The artistry on exhibit is just stunning. Also awesome is the natural history section, with a very lifelike wooly mammoth. Grr!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to visit that we spent about four hours exploring. I thought the $35 for an adult entrance and one movie was a bit steep but having visited the place I appreciate the extensiveness of the exhibits and the quality of the artifacts. The gold rush exhibit was awesome. Both specific to BC and well grounded in the context... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Always love visiting the museum, beautiful building with excellently laid out exhibits. Recently went through the Gold Rush, not just amazing facts about BC but about gold all over the world. They had a scale to stand on and see just how much your weight in gold is.

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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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Additional Information about Royal BC Museum

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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