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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-586-8000
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Type: Museums, Natural History Museums, History Museums
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures... more » Owner description: The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships. « less
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Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Plan to spend around 4 hours in there. There is a lot to see. Very recommendable is the second floor with items of all aboriginal people from around the world.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great museum! combines several museums: Archaeology Greece, Rome - GREAT findings. Paleontology, Geology, amazing minerals, Natural history- Dinosaurs, birds, marine. Culture - from Korea to china, Inca, Islam and even a bit Judaism. GREAT museum, don;t miss (especially in rainy days, but not only, go anyway)/

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Etobicoke
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been going to the ROM for years. They continually bring in new exhibits to please the mind and the eye. It brings out not only the kid in me, but also my imagination and curiosities. They also have real good day-time activities for children which I find very unique for a museum.

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St. John's, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great place to go and experience something cultural. I like to check out any new exhibits when I'm visiting Toronto.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So much bigger than I thought it was! We only had 2 hours until they closed and we only got through three quarters of it (by rushing and not reading anything). I'm definitely coming again but I'm going to take my time and actually spend time reading about the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great tourist must see this is a world class offering of antiquities that combines both early North American and ancient world quality pieces that will enthral young and old.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The exhibits at the ROM never fail to amaze. This facility stands alone as Canada's most treasured historical/cultural experience

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Pros: Amazing selection of exhibits, part of CityPass, easy to navigate, large open spaces, central location Cons: Too many exhibits, exhibits too large We visited the ROM after a day walking around Casa Loma. That was our first mistake. This place is huge. Only plan on doing this one day if you want to see everything. We stayed for at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The ROM is first off, a truly stunning venue for what it holds. The Crystal-style architecture on the outside is quite something. The exhibits of dinosaurs and mummies are very interesting and the rotunda and stair of wonders are fascinating. The bat cave is a highlight.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a place to explore. Prices can be steep for a day visit but worth it and even worth it to get a family annual membership. I hope they maintain kid friendly security guards who are not over fussed about your stroller. Bring your own food for lunch room consumption. Bat cave is minute but interesting. Education in a... More

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