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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 314 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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Port Elgin
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Have not been to the ROM in ages but very much wanted to see the Forbidden City and that is what the display was all about - the content was the Forbidden City. After we saw the Forbidden City we ventured to the other areas of the ROM but there is so much to see it is difficult to see... More

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Berkel en Rodenrijs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

my wife and I visited the ROM today with our 1-year old and we had a great time. The museum has a high variety of expositions which are quite well laid out by themselves. We loved the early Canadian inuit exposition most with a lot of information how the Inuit lived in Canada including some nice items of the famous... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A decent museum suitable for kids, with a glassy architectural growth on it that we locals call The Carbuncle. But seriously, the ROM is a great place to while away time on a rainy day with school-age kids, with its natural history galleries. Dinosaur and armour exhibits make little boys smile.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We visited the Museum in August 2014. Part was under construction but was still easy to move around. Some exhibits were more interesting that others, but I'm sure that depends on your taste. I really like the dinosaurs and the living earth exhibits. The rocks seemed really interesting but we ran out of time to really look. There is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we had only an hour before the closing time. Visited the third floor with lots of asian art and history. ROM needs at least a day and a half to do justice to it. Student discounts are available. Don't forget to visit the museum store on the ground floor. Interesting artefacts can be purchased but at a price.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Well there are times you think you've seen enough museums for a while, and then you come across a place like the ROM. Special exhibits, dinosaurs. GEMS that you can't believe. gotta spend the day and then some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Been coming here since I was a kid. I remember being TERRIFIED by the skeletons hanging everywhere. As I grew older, I learned more about them and love them now. I know its not the biggest museum, but it is in my opinion world class. I was lucky enough one Toronto evening to sit in on a visit Jane Goodall... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The expansion has given new life to the facility - the subway station makes it very easy to get to, even for fancy events.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

At the moment there is a special exhibit on China's forbidden city. Each year these special exhibits are of high quality. This one appears well researched with surprising detail. It brings to life a topic that might never otherwise be researched. Apart from special exhibits its standing exhibits such as its dinosaur fossils and exhibits on ancient cultures are also... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, informative and inspirational. Wonderful family afternoon and it is really easy to get to on the subway. We'll be back next year.

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