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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 14165868000
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Fri 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of...

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

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Incredible museum!

My wife and I visited the ROM in July and were genuinely amazed at the incredible displays from all over the world. If you're into anthropology, archaeology, palaeontology or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mark W
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Elmsdale, Canada
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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Somebody said chihuly was supoused to be very nice, but actually, it wasn't. It was only ok. And for the entrance fee, I think it should be way better. It felt like a ripoff.

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Thank Luisitorey
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You could spend a lot of time in this museum, but there are a wide variety of exhibits so all may not appeal to everyone. There were some closed areas and upcharge areas, but still a lot to see if you have time to burn.

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Elmsdale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited the ROM in July and were genuinely amazed at the incredible displays from all over the world. If you're into anthropology, archaeology, palaeontology or, pretty much anything to do with world history and civilization, then this is a must see while in the area. While I really enjoyed the anthropological exhibits, my wife was awed... More 

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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The ROM has many great and unique exhibits. It's one of the better museums we have visited. However, the layout is literally maddening. Rooms don't connect in a logical manner and it was difficult to navigate. If you adjust your expectation regarding layout, you will find the content well deserving of a trip.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Words cannot describe how fabulous the Dale Chihuly exhibit was for us .. Each room at the smashing Royal Ontaro Museum was displayed with unique life size colorful blown glass creations. The labels and media options were well done and so informative. We also found the exhibit on tattoos interesting which was quite the change for us traditional lovers of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was interestingly presented. It was great to go down a hallway and find classrooms filled with "taking it all in" children.

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is quite large so be sure to take the whole morning or afternoon to see everything. The aboriginal and the Egypt exhibits were particularly interesting.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While on a visit with my youngest daughter to visit with her brother in Toronto we dropped in at the ROM. It offered a quiet oasis of reflection on early Canadian life in busy downtown Toronto away from the hustle and bustle. Its outside architecture is inspiring. Its Dale Chihuly exhibit is informative and a must-visit while in Toronto. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been members for many years and every so often will go there to visit and revisit certain artefacts. The special exhibit on Chihuly is exceptional.

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Montreal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What I liked: - Absolutely loved the Chihuly exhibit! The glass sculptures are huge and go beyond what I imagined. The colours are bright and eye catching. I looked at every single piece and didn’t get bored once. - Also saw the Tattoos exhibit. This was very interesting and seeing these body tattoos is always something to be amazed about... More 

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