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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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Ranked #12 of 332 Attractions in Toronto
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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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Cambridge
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225 reviews 225 reviews
42 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Even the new Libeskind entrance has a tired and shabby feel. The day I visited there were empty trestle tables with tablecloths dotted all over the museum like the end of some grand party when all the guests have left. The signage is simply atrocious - finding your way around almost impossible. There are clearly some great artefacts - but... More

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

nice museum lots to see we bought tickets as part of the City Pass which is well worth the money. My son enjoyed the dinosaurs the best!

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Loved it, the dinosaur section was fab for small and big kids alike, it's definitely worth spending at least a couple of hours checking the place out

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

There are few areas of this museum that I really like - and I've been to many in New York, London, and Paris. It is extremely hideous in architecture - a huge wasted space of a renovation that violates the beauty of the building. The exhibits are lackluster and even somewhat boring at times. What good features it did have... More

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Tustin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Royal Ontario Museum has wonderful exhibits. All very interesting. I was amazed at all the various exhibits. The children's section was great fun for the kids. We ate at the museum restaurant and the selection if food was good, all different varieties to choose from.

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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a full day's adventure. We spent several hours at the ROM and did not get through all the exhibits. The dinosaur exhibit was impressive. The rocks and minerals display was fabulous- my kids loved it. Easily accessible by subway, and even the subway station has been "museum-ified". We ate lunch on site and were very impressed with the... More

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The dinosaur exhibits and the "first persons" exhibits were awesome! I expected to be there for an hour or two and it was probably closer to 3 1/2 hours. I think it is a world class museum and I have been to the Louvre in Paris and the new museum in Athens. Of course it can't compare to those two... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Saturday afternoon with no crowd. Most of our time was spent on the 2nd floor which had lots or animal displays and interactive displays for the kids. Our 3 year old daughter loved it. I would have liked to get to the other floors to see Ancient Chinese and Roman displays, but our daughter was too... More

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Ashgill, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited with my kids as part of a trip to Toronto and was immediately impressed by the striking architecture. Turns out it is not to everyone's taste in Toronto but I thought it was pretty impressive and gives the museum that added wow factor. There is a wide range of exhibits from oriental cultures, natural history, ancient civilisations and dinosaurs... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

the exterior is amazing.. From far, you'll know it's ROM. Came here for FNL (Friday Night Live) and the experience was great! Visited all the floors.. just a historical scene, the Diamond room, The Dinosaurs and the dance floor.. worth it, worth your time!

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