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Royal BC Museum

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Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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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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Whether you are a family with young children or teens, a senior or a single person, or a couple, this museum is great value for money. There is always something new to see. It is... read more

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you are a family with young children or teens, a senior or a single person, or a couple, this museum is great value for money. There is always something new to see. It is a great way to learn about the history of BC. I love attending the IMAX movie theatre too.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has excellent displays, most of which can be respectfully touched. There are listening posts, computer monitors that explain a period. A great deal of thought went into the displays. The First Nations exhibits usually included language detail. There was a small cave like room with separate seating around it, while sitting various First Nations... More 

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am never dissapointed when I visit the RBCM. On my last visit it was the mammoth exhibit, which was very good and I learned quite a bit. The regular exhibits on the Pacific habitats and history are also excellent. If yiu are planning to go I would recommend booking online, as the line-up for tickets can be long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far one of the best museums I've ever visited. Lots of culture and history. Spent three hours there!

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Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the museum has something for everybody, it is clean and well organized, so you always know where to go. Staff is polite an helpful

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Victoria is full of tourist attractions but this is one you shouldn't miss. Great First Nations display as well as everything else.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have annual passes for the RBCM and use them frequently. We will often drop in for an hour to visit one gallery. It is rare that we miss a special exhibit. This museum is one of the best in the world -- it has something for everyone.

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Thank Florence M
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to spend an entire day! I'm particularly partial to the recreation of the old Victoria and the Asian artifacts. BUT to enjoy this museum, you truly need the whole day.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum will bring Britisch Columbia's History closer to visitors of all AGES. Get set back into the times of colonization, than further through the rich history of dozens of native tribes along the coast of BC. Listen to as many individuals tribal languages recorded and preserved. Dinosaur and ice age enthusiasts will find themselves in touch of times we... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is phenomenal, so much to see, and do. My particular favourite is the Old Town complete with hotel, and train station.

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