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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
+1 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
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Reviewed today

Located right in downtwn Victoria, this is a very nice museum. We loved the First Nations galleries. They have a nice IMAX theater also.

Thank laviniam
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Reviewed yesterday

A great place to visit with family and friends of all ages. Truly a museum not to be missed as there is heaps to see and admire.Will take you a few hours to see all.

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Reviewed yesterday

Right now, folks are coming to the museum to see the Egypt display, which is interesting despite the fact that many of the artifacts are tiny. The sections about everyday life in ancient Egypt are particularly fascinating and it's great to team this with the...More

Thank Mandy T
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited during the Egypt presentation, Really enjoyed the show along with the rest of the museum. Reasonable entry fee. A very nice cisit

Thank Wayne M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been to the museum several times so we just went to the IMAX theater this time. Shows were great as usual.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent four or more hours and marvelled at the Egyptian displays. It was informative and educational, which probably explains the number of students let loose on the place. They were not unruly, just noisy. The exhibits are very well done. It is a great...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a day at the museum and could have spent more. If you want to learn about the natural and cultural history of British Columbia this is the place, bar none. The exhibits are world class. While we did not partake there is an...More

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is always worth a visit. This time the Egypt Exhibit was there for a few weeks. Definitely worth seeing. The museum itself is large and uncrowded. It is spotlessly clean. The staff are helpful and friendly. There is a cafeteria and gift shop....More

Thank Patrick P
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed much longer than expected, partly because of the fascinating and extensive Egypt exhibition (on until Dec. 2018) and the quality of the museum’s standing exhibitions on BC history. The First Nations section was particularly interesting providing valuable insights to us as non-Canadian tourists,...More

Thank StefAuckland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An outstanding museum. Great for all ages, very well laid out. Allow a couple of hours. Great addition having the IMAX attached.

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janerullo
February 13, 2018|
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Response from Danda H | Reviewed this property |
RBCM Archives - suggest you call direct re. access to Archives, 250-256-7226. St. Ann's Academy - there is disabled access available by arrangement during opening hours. St. Ann's Archives is not at the Academy... has its... More
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September 22, 2017|
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Response from Minkymonkey | Reviewed this property |
A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day
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Chris B
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Jul D | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. There are not many "pet" appropriate areas for animals in the city centre. Lots in the surrounding municipalities.
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