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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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As featured in 3 days in Toronto
Ranked #9 of 313 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

An amazing place to take your family, or loved one(s) and friends! You could spend the whole day in there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My family enjoyed walking and viewing the artwork here. The museum gift shop was great. We met the visitors ambassador there and he was so friendly and informative. Great day trip and nearby restaurants are good too.

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This peek inside The Forbidden City has breadth and depth into the Chinese Emperor's court and lifestyle is highly unique and takes about two hours. While not exhaustive by any means (only a sampling of Emperors), it's easier than going to Beijing to see a large quantity of artifacts. Be aware of the separate admission fee for this special exhibit.... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was a nice treat, but honestly, unless you're going for a specific exhibition or you just really like museums.. it's a little bland and nothing you wouldn't have seen in other major cities and major museums.

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We decided to see the ROM our last day in Toronto. We couldn't spend too much time there for many personal reasons, but we managed to get in about 4 hours in with an additional 30 minutes for lunch in the cafe. They have a special exhibit for the "The Forbidden City" about China's Emperors which was very good. We... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Just go and see what the ROM has to offer. Take the subway and get off at Museum - it's a fun stop. You can't do the whole thing in one day, so don't try. But come and give it a good shot!

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St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I am almost embarrassed to admit that I thought this was going to be an art museum, not a science museum. We only had time to visit the section on rocks and minerals and the dinosaur display, but we can say that we learned a lot and the displays were well done. The staff was friendly and helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

amazing history and artifacts. The BC museum has or had a two day ticket which is great if you don't have the energy to spend the long hours to truly take in and see all. The RIM was much more Worldly than the RBCM and we font have cute anagrams either.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Under renovation but still great. Some beautifully designed and curated new sections. Fasciinating. A few of our favourites, Greece and Rome, Egypt, China, First Peoples Hall, Dinosaurs, Biodiversity (natural history) Halls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

ROM is one of my favorite places in Toronto - I like it so much that right now I have curator membership and often take family and friends for visit. There is so much to see and learn - fantastic place for younge kids to discover our world - past and present. Forbiden City exhibit is so informative and interesting... More

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