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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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Ranked #12 of 326 Attractions in Toronto
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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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London, Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Saturday afternoon with no crowd. Most of our time was spent on the 2nd floor which had lots or animal displays and interactive displays for the kids. Our 3 year old daughter loved it. I would have liked to get to the other floors to see Ancient Chinese and Roman displays, but our daughter was too... More

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Ashgill, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited with my kids as part of a trip to Toronto and was immediately impressed by the striking architecture. Turns out it is not to everyone's taste in Toronto but I thought it was pretty impressive and gives the museum that added wow factor. There is a wide range of exhibits from oriental cultures, natural history, ancient civilisations and dinosaurs... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

the exterior is amazing.. From far, you'll know it's ROM. Came here for FNL (Friday Night Live) and the experience was great! Visited all the floors.. just a historical scene, the Diamond room, The Dinosaurs and the dance floor.. worth it, worth your time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

It definitely should be on your to do list while visiting downtown Toronto! I love the design of the building, the pieces in there are very interesting... Easily spent 2 1/2 hours here and wanted to stay much longer! Must visit!

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Singapore
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

There were so many things worth seeing inside that wired looking building. Spent there for around 4 hours and visited every corner. Crystal section was awesome. And they have a nice restaurant inside. So many things to see. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Well, you can't visit downtown Toronto and not spend a few hours at the ROM, it's just not an option. There are lots of great family options, and my kids have always loved the gems and stones there. The Bat Cave is fun and has the kids convinced that there really are bats in there (there aren't??). Don't hesitate...take the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The ROM (or Royal Ontario Museum) in Toronto has been my second home since I was a child. And with the addition of some 40,000 square feet of new space for permanent and temporary exhibits, the museum has really become a world-class institution befitting the fourth-largest city in North America. I'm especially fond of the Dinosaurs, Biodiversity and Chinese collections,... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A bit confusing as much of the collection would be in an art museum (ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Byzantine etc.) but then there are also endless dinosaur bones and stuffed bird dioramas. This place doesn't hold a candle to the Field Museum in Chicago or the National History Museum in New York but it is still quite good especially with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed walking around and see the different culture items on display. We were able to enjoy a casual afternoon taking in the sights and learning about the history of some places around the world. Definitely worth a visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A visit to Toronto without visiting this famous museum is a sad waste. There is so much to see inside, all well displayed and laid out. One can spend easily a good part of the day in there. Very educational and entertaining. In fact, even if this is not one of the best museums in the world, certainly is one... More

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