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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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Montreal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What makes this museum so enjoyable are the many knowledgeable volunteers, that make one's museum experience so different. I was very fortunate to have had a guide in the Korean art, and then in the Japanese gallery. Both ladies were exceptional; interesting, lively, and VERY well prepared. As an art historian myself, I appreciated their mastery of the subject.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I thought the ROM was going to be just okay, but I was wrong. This place has so much history from every era, and LOTS of cool and interesting stuff from all these completely different eras. The two most interesting parts of ROM I would say is the medieval section, and the dinosaur section. The medieval swords and armors were... More

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London, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We went as a family and had a good time. The dinosaur, mammals and bird areas are the ones our 3 year old liked best. The kids area is great, and where we spent the majority of our time. The dinosaur/sand excavation area, the toy area, and the costumes are all fun for the little ones. It's nice to have... More

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Glasgow
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited the ROM while staying on Toronto on business. There was certainly lots to see and the exhibits were generally quite well described by accompanying plaques. I wish I had more time to spend looking around and there was a lot to see. We especially enjoyed the dinosaurs and the animal sections, although some of the Chinese exhibits were also... More

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Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This was OK as far as museums go but I would put it at the top of my list to visit again. The biggest attraction for me was the exhibition on Dinosaurs. For the first time I really got an impression of the size of these things that used to inhabit our world. A great collection.

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Here's a natural history museum with a striking new addition that let's you know there is more to be amazed about once you enter.

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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A multi room museum with a varied display of artifacts ranging from dinosaurs to space exploration. I'd only go if you like museums and it's not a modern interactive museum.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A friend had recommended this museum and what a great find! The layout was great and all the attractions were lovely. We spent almost the entire day here looking at everything. It is one of the best museums I have ever been to and have been recommending it to people visiting Toronto ever since I got home. Would definitely visit... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

This museum has an interesting layout and covers a wide range of exhibits with enough for everyone in the family to stay engaged. There is also an app for the Museum – ScopifyROM that is useful. Follow the map/handout and your experience will be an unforgettable, else you feel that the exhibits are all over the place. The dinosaur exhibit... More

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

a real jumble of stuff from all over the world, it has the feel of a victorian era collection with piles of stuff in cabinets. it is a great place to while away a few hours, the ancient cultures such as the egyptian gallery is great

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