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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #12 of 341 Attractions in Toronto
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

In an architecturally diverse setting, young and old alike will enjoy a day at the museum. A nicely organized and displayed collection. Interesting special exhibits (I was there most recently for the treasures from the Forbidden City). Buy tickets on-line to avoid line-ups. Check website for reduced admission times. The bat cave is a favourite with youngsters, as is the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

It took me a whole day to go round every exhibit but it was worth it. ROM was one of my fav attractions. The Dinosaurs and the Geological room were probably my favorites, but also the Egyptian stuff they had were wicked. The Chinese and the Buddhas were also humongous! Very good for Canadian history, too. Absolutely loved it

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

The Royal Museum of Toronto is a small but very informative one. The best expositions deal with Canadian Indians, their traditions, clothing, hardware, etc. Second best is the section on world peoples, which shows the same features in a nutshell. There sections on Canadian history, dinosaurs, and other animals.

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Ontario, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I've been to the ROM a number of times, most recently for their "behind the scenes" tour last spring. This is certainly a world class museum and I have yet to visit every exhibit in one day. The geological and Egyptian exhibits are always my favourite, and I have a hard time leaving the gift shop with my hands empty.... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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158 reviews 158 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

4.5 hrs was not enough time to see everything at this magnificent museum, but we enjoyed every area we visited. The design was really weird but the exhibits themselves were incredible. We especially enjoyed these exhibit of endangered animals. They are so life like you're ready for them to pounce on you. Don't miss the film about artist Paul Kane... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you're family or kids are into dinosaurs, this is a great place to go. It has great architecture, is easy to get to and has lots of hands on exhibits for adults and kids.

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Buffalo, New York
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Have been here many times. World class museum. This is BIG, GRAND & has INCREDIBLE EXHIBITS. I would advise any and all to visit. Personally, I think it's important to introduce kids to museums. It's an important family tradition to start and you couldn't do better than this

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited in November 2014 as this was part of the citypass that we had purchased earlier in our trip. We were amazed at the huge range of exhibits within the museum but the stand out has to be the bat cave! It was awesome! (although there were no real bats - boo!) The building is amazing and the modern... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

ROM has grown up along with the city of Toronto into a world class facility. I would suggest a minimum 4 to 6 hours to see just the highlights. I would also call ahead and ask when they expect not to be busy as it's much better when it's quiet and not crowded.

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London, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I recently made a trip to Toronto to see this museum. For the entrance price it is well worth it. Lots of artifacts on display, and a broad range of topics covered. So much to see in a day, so I suggest getting there as soon as they open or else you may not get to see the whole thing... More

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