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Royal BC Museum

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Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum...

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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Best Museum to visit!

Titans of the Ice Age terrific movie! The displays were excellent and there is a walk through history showing clothes and other items. Great way to spend an afternoon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Titans of the Ice Age terrific movie! The displays were excellent and there is a walk through history showing clothes and other items. Great way to spend an afternoon!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our visit to Victoria, it rained one day. A perfect day to see this museum. Well worth the time to visit, rain or not. Very interesting and enjoyable. A visit to the IMAX theater is recommend also.

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Klamath Falls, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this museum's displays. Great displays and content. We spent too much time exploring everything they offered. Well worth the time spent!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the visit. Exhibits are first class. Quality IMax shows. Helpful, friendly staff. Very well operated facility

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed the mammoth museum. Very informative. Great displays, lots to learn. The baby mammoth was amazing to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Taking in displays and dioramas of many topics, history keeps one interested. Very well done. The IMAX has many choices of excellent films to see right there.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Royal BC is a great museum and it's worth a visit! I do recommend it for rainy or Cold days! It's not for everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I were amazed at how interactive this museum was. Would be a great place to bring your kids!

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Falkland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent presentation of the ancestors to the modern elephant & combine it with the IMAX for a complete introduction to the beasts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum took two and a half hours to walk. It is on two levels. The 2nd level contains the natural history. The focus until December being the Mammoth display which is huge. The 3rd level is human history and the First Nation display. I enjoyed the many visual displays and many children were in involved in the static displays.... More 

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