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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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This museum never ceases to amaze me. Went for the photography exhibit and although there were a LOT of people there it was still not awkward to get around and easy to see the... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2016
Dee W
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Duncan, Canada
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Duncan, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed April 10, 2016

This museum never ceases to amaze me. Went for the photography exhibit and although there were a LOT of people there it was still not awkward to get around and easy to see the photos.

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Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed April 10, 2016

This is by far the best museum I've ever visited. This is not my first visit and will not be my last. Well worth the price of admission

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

A very vibrant museum with lots of displays, especially artifacts of the First Nations of BC. We enjoyed the display in a slow pace and it took us two whole days to see them all. Consider buy the two-day pass.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is the go to place during your stay in Victoria! Price point is fair for what you get and if you have time take in a movie at the IMAX theatre. You can see the vehicle owned by the Beatles!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

For a great learning experience in beautiful surroundings, this museum is hard to beat. While,focusing on the history of British Columbia, many of the exhibits have far-reaching implications. Not to be missed is the recreated town. A very enjoyable experience!

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This experience could have been so much better! I asked the coat check girls about iMax and they said to ask the information girls....Nice customer service. You kind of don't know where to go next and we missed an entire exhibit or two, this was after I asked if we had seen everything .

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Thank Clarice-CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

Visiting the museum for the 2nd time this trip. Unfortunately we were between exhibits in the room that changes from season to season, but certainly worth the trip.

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Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2016

This is definitely a do not miss when visiting Victoria. There are comprehensive exhibits covering not only world history but Canadian history. The old town exhibit was very interesting to me. There are free tours covering the highlights offered so check the web site for hours. These tours give you a great insight to the exhibits and make sure to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I thought the rooms held very useful information about the past. It also warned about climate changes and how they affect the environment. One of the exhibits was quite boring but overall great museum.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed April 8, 2016

Took our two teens here for a quick visit during their spring break vacation. It is such an amazing museum for people of all ages. Everything about it is just so fantastic....wish we could have spent the whole day there instead of just couple of hours. We know for next time to schedule much more time to enjoy this museum!... More 

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