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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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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great for extended family --something for all ages to enjoy together. Convenient location right downtown.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The native population exhibit is a fantastic introduction for any travellers wishing to learn about the culture and lives of the peoples who lived here before the white man came. It provides a sobering, thought-provoking account, and has some wonderful displays and artefacts. The natural history section is equally well presented. While we were in Victoria, they had an exhibition... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I've been to Victoria several times and first-time visit to the Museum. I was amazed when I learned about the different indigenous people and their struggle to keep their language alive. Totally worth it.

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Surrey, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

*** Y A W N *** This exhibit was unfortunately a sleeper. I'd recommend postponing a museum visit until a later date. Kind of a waste of money. Just my opinion of course. I've seen much better at the BC Museum in the past.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

this is a fantastic museum and we had limited time so we spent most of our time in the special Viking exhibit and watched the IMax movie to go with it. The museum has something for all ages, was clean and organized. We would live to go back again and spend more time.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We made a special trip to see the Viking exhibit and attend the special "Night Shift" event dealing with the Viking exhibit. I wondered if this was the first time they had attempted this kind of event. Some staff could not tell us where to go when we first arrived. The various speakers were one right after the other and... More

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn and see B.C.'s culture and ways of life.From fishing and logging to mining, the Royal B.C. Museum in a fun stop.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Highly recommend the IMAX! Largest screen in BC does not disappoint! Saw Edge of Tomorrow and it was great!

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Kuna, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The museum had some really interesting exhibits. They were showing the Vikings exhibit at the time we were there. This exhibit was crowded and not very organized. We ran into a lot of rude people, kids running, touching everything, bumping into you and screaming. When leaving, I was in line to speak to the security guard, when it was my... More

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Carcross, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum, the exhibits are amazing!!! I have been going all my life and always find it very enjoyable. Recommend it to all!

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