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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8000
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10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Dining, Group tours/walking tour
Description: The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of...
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.
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Pompei is worth seeing

The Pompei exhibit alone was worth the stop. It was very powerful. It is amazing how a civilization could just be buried like that. We enjoyed the rest of the museum as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Pompei exhibit alone was worth the stop. It was very powerful. It is amazing how a civilization could just be buried like that. We enjoyed the rest of the museum as well. All the displays had the right amount of information. It is a very beautiful museum similar to the Natural History museums in DC and NYC.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I must have visited the ROM over 20 times in the last 2 decades. There's always new stuff, but I actually go to see my favourites - the Middle Eastern galleries, South Asian, Ancient Greece/Mesopotamia/Sumerian, European periods, and a few others. The magic of this place never diminishes for me. If you plan to visit more than a couple of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ruined by the the architectural atrocity scabbed onto the northeast corner of the building. Again, the collection has taken second place to the box it's in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was by far one of the best museums I've ever went to. There was a large source of information. I just found the information was scattered about the place, it was like a maze! There were so many halls that I couldn't find the exit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We began our time at the museum with a tour led by a very knowledgable docent, Janice. She explained to us that the museum wasn't ABOUT Ontario, but a collection of exhibits gathered from throughout the world FOR the people of Ontario. There are two sections pertaining specifically to the history of Canada, the first about the ancient peoples of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I saw a lot of interesting facts. It was fun. The place is big so expect to some more time than assume. They have special attractions. I went when Pompeii was their special exhibit. Nice.!.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went there for a date. The newest addition has the strangest architecture, it actually distracted me from the displays. I literally felt uncomfortable in the new wings. Little cohesion of displays. Pompeii on for a limited time, too bad, it's awesome and should stick around longer. Gift shop so expensive that it's actually comical (ie. 6-7 cm high sugar skull... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our time got away from us, we were enjoying it so much! Time flew by!! There's something for everyone! I can't tell you my favorite! Many, many favorites!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So interesting and you need to start when they open to experience it all! I was there with my family 4 years ago and want to go back to see what we missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A really interesting museum with a variety of artefacts and exhibits - a good 2 hour visit. Nice cafe in the basement

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