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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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Just getting better and better

We first visited the museum in the 70's - it was great then and it keeps getting better and better. We are fortunate to live in Victoria so purchase an annual pass. We have just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We first visited the museum in the 70's - it was great then and it keeps getting better and better. We are fortunate to live in Victoria so purchase an annual pass. We have just visited the Woolly Mammoth exhibition which was excellent. It was really busy so we will return in a few weeks when it's a bit quieter.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

down town , nice rooms well explains , lots of usefull informationson history , some handicaped facilities

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my out-of-town visitors here to see the current special exhibit on Mammoths, and they liked the museum so much they wanted to see everything else as well. Children aged 5 to 10 loved the interactive exhibits spread throughout. They also enjoyed the attached IMAX theatre, and ate at the food trucks in the back courtyard.

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Thank Maureen S
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for adults and kids alike. We especially enjoyed the exhibits explaining the first peoples. The attached IMAX is wonderful and we love the café and gift shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What to do on a rainy day? The Royal BC Museum is the answer to that question. It provided an insightful and illuminating look at British Columbia's past as well as the the age of mammoths, the featured exhibit. We, friends and two young sons, had a great time with the interactive displays and learning from what history has to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a good Mammoth Exhibit, followed by watching the 45 minute IMAX show with three and five your old grandkids.

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great visit to the museum (I thought). It was very informative, too bad my kids were too tired to enjoy it :) Next time we will see an IMAX movie while we're there, we will definitely return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When i went to this museum they had a special exibition about mammoths. Although the rest of the museam was also interesting this exibition about mammoths was just fantastic. A short side note: lf you want to go to the IMax buy a combi-ticket it's cheaper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth visiting to find out about BC history and the First Nation languages and people. We spent 4 hours in the museum and really enjoyed the mammoth exhibition. Lots of interactive displays for the kids and the journey through Canadian history set out as station,hotel,cinema etc was fascinating. The guide helping children to pan for gold was also very... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone either visiting Victoria or an area resident that misses taking in this exhibit will lose out. It is so well done, so informative and so pleasing to see for young an old. It's at the Royal Museum until the end of December so don't miss it.

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