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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 #10 of 320 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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Boston, MA/SW Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

World-class exhibits, phenomenal architecture, excellent staff, and something for all ages. The friendliness of the staff was a particularly pleasant surprise; rather than just watching to make sure no one wrecks the place, we regularly had employees add interesting information as we explored. I would also suggest taking one of the free tours, as the docents seem very knowledgeable, and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Very nice architecture. However the museum is not well organized. You can find a little bit of everything there: the china collection close to Canada one, a bit of Egypt, middle east, Europe, etc... Dinosaurs, birds, etc.. in short I didn’t understand what is the speciality of this museum.. The tickets are a bit expensive for what you see... It... More

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Niagara Falls
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Liked it, nice pleasant way to spend a few hours. Its a good museum and the dinosaur exhibits was well done. Cant fault it, its a good museum.

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The ROM is a wonderful museum! The Egyptian section was of particular interest. When I arrived they were just about to start a 45 minute tour, which I joined. The guide was informative and very passionate about what he was showing us. Made what could be an overwhelming exhibit into a very interesting and informative viewing. The mineral section was... More

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Switzerland
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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