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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
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+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed yesterday

I particularly enjoyed the Terry Fox exhibit. The Native Culture exhibit was interesting as well, especially the section about all the different native languages. My kids mostly enjoyed the Natural History Gallery.

Thank Koen A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited in July, 2017 and while the mammoth was first on our list, the First Nations exhibit was the the highlight of our time in the museum. The mask room with the variously highlighted masks was great.

Thank GAJ-Seattle
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum had great displays of Native culture. I felt the highlight of the tour was the Terry Fox exhibit, including his van that was used for his Marathon of Hope tour. I had a huge lump in my throat the whole time, and cried...More

Thank NancyMarie10
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had some awesome artifacts of natives in the area. Compared to some museums, not too much to see, but what is there is very interesting.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the benchmark for museums in BC. A wonderful permanent display on BC's natural and cultural history as well as first class traveling and/or temporary displays. Located right at the lovely Inner Harbour, the museum is a must-see when in the provincial capital.Make sure...More

Thank Dendroctonus
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

By sheer good fortune we were able to join Bob's Friday afternoon tour; 90 minutes for a representative selection of themes and exhibits in this large museum. Ideally I guess another three or four visits concentrating on specific areas would have been needed to crack...More

Thank Eric_the_Bish
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a spectacular museum (especially the top floor). This museum celebrates the Canadian history extremely well. One of the floors is just stunning in how they recreated a town, native American history and their industries. It's located right in the heart of Victoria near...More

Thank kedder77
Reviewed 3 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this smart, modern museum after slipping in on a last minute whim with just an hour before closing time. Great First Nations and Canadian history exhibits plus appealing animal dioramas - including the famous wooly mammoth. An insightful exhibition about Canadian hero...More

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Now we know a little about Canada's formation, their people, their nature, their Culture. A must go in Victoria.

Thank Carlos G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum was beyond my expectations. The exhibits we're very informative yet entertaining at the same time. High quality displays. We we're awed for three hours. Worth the price.

Thank Lennon L
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Chris B
June 26, 2017|
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Response from June475 | Reviewed this property |
Highly doubt it. I'd check with the museum.
Misty P
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Misty, Google maps says it is a 23 minute walk from Ogden point, where the cruise ships come in. Not too bad, all flat ground and if you follow the water, some very nice things to see like the inner harbour and... More
shelby s
April 20, 2017|
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Response from WhiteOverlord | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe the museum hrs are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily all yr round (even though the website says winter hrs right now) but for more info specific to the museum, you might want to try the following; Royal BC... More