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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 - 5:30 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: Group tours/walking tour, Dining
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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Amazing museum.

Plan for a whole day. There was so much to see here that we just didn't plan right and missed so much. The building itself is beautiful but the exhibits are set up and arranged... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Mission, Kansas

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Mission, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Plan for a whole day. There was so much to see here that we just didn't plan right and missed so much. The building itself is beautiful but the exhibits are set up and arranged perfectly.

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Romeo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

**Tips and Suggestions Summary at Bottom** I visited the Royal Ontario Museum at noon on a Saturday with a friend. We parked just down the street in the paid parking garage, take a second to look at the Royal Ontario Museum's "getting here" section on their web page as it gives excellent directions for each mode of transportation. We purchased... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place was a nice surprise for us and a must for anyone visiting Toronto. We traveled to Toronto for the PanAm Games TO2015 and bought the city pass with 5 attractions. Most of the games we went to were in the evening so we toured the city during the day. Our last attraction in the pass was the Royal... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are more artifacts on display at this Pompeii exhibit than at a previous Canadian exhibit a few years ago. One of the interesting aspects of the show is the level of sophistication in the everyday life of its citizens in the year 79 AD such as their water supply system, Baths, grain food used that we still eat today,... More 

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Pitman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

You're going to need more than one day here. There are just too many exhibits to take in at once. This is a definitely a must-see for history buffs. There are exhibits on natural history and human history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the natural history, archeology and cultural museum of Toronto. Phenomenal place, nearly overwhelming for this first-time visitor, but I loved it. Docent tours provide a good overview.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The ROM is huge and there is a lot to see. Our favourite part was the Pompeii exhibition, although you have to pay extra to see it. The rest of the exhibits were interesting, but there is a *lot* to see, so make sure you set aside plenty of time for your visit. Some of the exhibits are a little... More 

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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We walked from our hotel to the ROM, it was a beautiful day, and enjoyed the street scene. The ROM had a great exhibit on Pompii, which we really loved and the Dinosaure in the hall entrance was awesome. The building mixed the old and new architecture beautifully and it was a wonderful experience.

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Hamden, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great museum for adults and children alike. The dinosaur exhibits are great. The mummies, bat cave, etc. all good. Just wish they didn't charge a separate admission for the Pompeii exhibit. Great gift shop.

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Regina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Some parts were very interesting to us, others not at all (furniture displays). Sad that you have to pay extra fees fir certain exhibits - seemed like another money grabber

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Additional Information about Royal Ontario Museum

Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8000
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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