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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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A great Toronto museum

An outstandingly elegant, imposingly spacious , architecturally interesting building, this museum has valuable Asian, Middle Eastern and many more collections of artifacts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

An outstandingly elegant, imposingly spacious , architecturally interesting building, this museum has valuable Asian, Middle Eastern and many more collections of artifacts, jewelery, statuary, to appreciate the many cultures, civilizations of the world. A few good hours are well spent here, covering its floors, its new addition, without ever getting lost, for signs and people to guide you are everywhere.

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West Milton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum with our 4 children while on vacation. Very nicely set up, lots of artifacts. The 2nd floor has the animals/dinosaur bones/rocks and is what our younger kids liked best. Wasn't particularly busy the day we went (Monday). Not much about Canadian history which I found odd. Cafe with wide selection of food, reasonably priced for museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the sections of the museum we visited. The dinosaur section is excellent with some of the best fossils of insects and plants I've ever seen. Also v informative. The Biodiversity section was ruined for me by groups of primary age children running around shouting, (especially in the bat cave) largely unchecked by their teachers. Don't get me... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This museum has a little bit of everything and is huge. Every couple of years I come back to see what new displays they have added and to check out their special exhibits. There are dinosaurs bones, animals both extinct and not displays of bones, ancient Egypt displays, ancient Europe displays, ancient Asia displays, rocks and minerals presentations and possibly... More 

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Matthews, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Art to European artifacts, and lots of dinosaur bones (yet I learned that none have been found around Toronto itself?!). This place was easy to get to from the Subway. A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I arrived only 2.5 hours before closing time, so had to be selective. I headed straight for the Bat Cave. But on my way, I got distracted by some of the wonderful dinosaur skeletons. The route to the Bat Cave is well marked, and the Bat Cave has many interesting facts about bats. I've seen live bats - in caves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This museum was fantastic - the mineral room was a favorite of everyone and we also really enjoyed many I the exhibits. Lunch was extremely reasonable and they had an outstanding selection. An easy walk from the Museum subway station. We were glad this was on our City Pass.

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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

went on the free student day on a tuesday great value for all the exhibitions there are! there are many galleries that will interest you

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I love the ROM and can spend hours circling through the same rooms and still find something new to look at, read, study, be grateful for .... It's great for family to learn and appreciate both past and present history, culture and so forth....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to many National Museums in Europe but this one was absolutely spectacular. Really nice, no queue if coming with Toronto City pass which is really handy and you are saving money on this as well.

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