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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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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 December 31, 2016

This is a world class museum. It could take you days and days to see everything... always more to learn. We saw the Mammoth exhibit this time around and it was fabulous. I love the roundhouse too - the totem polls.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

So much history and artifacts. You feel like you're living in the time. Very tastefully and professionally done and very accurate. It'll keep you interested all day. A great value, too.

Thank jjj0704
Reviewed December 31, 2016

We toured this our first day in Victoria. I recommend buying the tickets online on your mobile device using museum's wifi in order to avoid the long lines. That is what we did and it worked very well. It send a ticket barcode to your...More

Thank riareyes2
Reviewed December 31, 2016

Great museum with a wonderful exhibit about mammoths & lots of interesting Indian artifacts & information. You can easily spend a few hours here.

Thank Roses1968
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Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining for all ages! Loved the Mammoth exhibit, lots of hands on items for kids. Took 2 solid hours with a big family and we fast tracked some of it due to one constraints.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We have been to the Royal BC on many occasions and couldn't wait to see the Museum decked out in it's Christmas finery. It did not disappoint! The Helmcken House was open and a visitor was encouraged to sit and play the piano - wonderful!...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Growing up in Victoria, we were fortunate enough to take class trips to the museum at least once per year. While the Museum has changed since I was in school, it still has some amazing displays, and the Mammoth exhibit was very interesting. There were...More

Thank Sabenat
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the mammoth exhibit, great option for something to do on a rainy day. The IMAX movie was worth the extra ticket cost, very clean, great sound and comfortable 3 D glasses.

Thank Laura V
Reviewed December 30, 2016

I have been to Victoria many times but this was my first visit to the Museum. We were very interested to see the local indigenous displays as well as the mammoth experience. The gift shop had lots of interesting things in it. We had a...More

Thank Dana B
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2017

Thank you for this great review Dana! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed December 29, 2016

Great hands-on experience of the natural history of BC. Kids and adults love it. IMAX theatre there, too. Walk through a Native longhouse, watch silent movies in an old theatre, go down in a submarine (not real) and view undersea life. Great fun.

Thank J. B
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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
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.
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