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Royal Ontario Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
History museums, Museums
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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 - 8:30 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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Multi-day visit recommended

We went to the ROM and spent a few hours - we left because we wanted to get lunch and see something else but wished we could have purchased a mutli-day pass to go again the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We went to the ROM and spent a few hours - we left because we wanted to get lunch and see something else but wished we could have purchased a mutli-day pass to go again the next day. We saw a few of the exhibits and highly recommend the Canadian First Nations exhibit as you wouldn't see this as much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is another must-do attraction in Toronto. My family have visited about twice yearly during our day trips to Toronto, and the ROM remains popular with both adults and kids. The permanent exhibits are always fascinating and I learn something new whenever I meander through the artefacts (always enjoy the Korean exhibits). Special exhibits are thoughtfully displayed and never fail... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the dinosaurs, found the bat cave underwhelming, enjoyed the guided tours. You need a full day to really explore everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I went there this winter and was pretty nice,you travel around world culture, from China to dinosaurs! Another good point is that I went on a Tuesday and it was free for students.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The ROM has excellent special exhibits. However, the China exhibit with the numerous beautiful artifacts are impossible to match up with the descriptions set up off to one side of the display cases. We always used to enjoy dining at C-5 Rooftop Restaurant which is now closed. The snack bar in the basement is never kept clean. We have never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have been to ROM 5 or 6 times since 2010. I took there all my relatives who came to visit me in Canada. I like every exhibition. I like that I can take pictures. In my blog I put 3 articles about ROM for my friends and everybody liked it. I like that ROM has some special stuff for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I had parted with friends on a day's visit to Toronto Freezing cold windy day , I had more time to spare Found myself on Bloor Street at Avenue Rd, was Not enthusiastic to go to a shopping mal Decided on the ROM, I am a senior , i was tired So first visit to restaurant , nice soup an... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The "ROM" is a fantastic place. Even if you have been here before, there is always something new for you to discover. It is friendly for all ages, and I highly recommend this attraction to EVERYONE willing to learn something new!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went in mainly to see the first people exhibition and ended up roaming for three hours at which time I had only seen a fraction of it. I would love to go back and see more. Highlights: the bat cave, crystals and rocks, totem poles and the shop.

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The museum is not only an architectural marvel, but an incredible collection of valuable artifacts from different periods around the globe. Plan to stay for at least half a day. For a break you can go out and walk along Bloor avenue and Yorkville. The museum's gift shop is also very nice.

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