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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
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Sun - Sat 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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Wide Variety of Exhibits of World History

I was quite impressed with the variety of exhibits the ROM offers. I would say the only area they were lacking on was African History. They did have a very pieces, but wasn't as... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kathy K
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was quite impressed with the variety of exhibits the ROM offers. I would say the only area they were lacking on was African History. They did have a very pieces, but wasn't as extensively looked into as other areas of the world. I was happy to see how progressive the ROM was in pointing out environmental damage humans cause... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a 'highlights' tour of the ROM which was co-ordinated by a curator of the museum, this was free and took around 45 minutes. It gave a good insight into the layout of the ROM and helped to put context to the museum's greatest assets. There was a good array of Chinese, Japanese & Korean wares, dinosaur bones, fossils,... More 

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Derby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great Museum with lots of fascinating and varied displays. We particularly enjoyed the Dinosaur and Nature sections, particularly the Bat Cave! The Blue Whale exhibition was an additional cost but very interesting and worth a visit.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great visit with friends. Amazing collection including the Egypt and Nubian sections. Being a Friday when we visited, also had drinks with music afterwards. Highly recommend.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Parking is not easy but there are several municipal lots in the area. Admission fee for museum and an additional fee for the new Blue Whale exhibit, Coat check and gift shops are present, This is a large museum with many exhibit halls covering a great variety of subjects, We did the Blue Whales and First Nation exhibits and both... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Included in the city pass so we went to see and I was disappointed. plus they wanted to charge extra for the blue whale exhibition which was not shown anywhere until you got to the entrance

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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From Indian clothes to dinosaurs and from Greek Antiquites to Chinese pottery, this museum has a bit of everything. It will attract your interest even before you get inside. The crystal exterior that looks like a diamond or a crystal cone somehow someway emerging out of the ground will make you get in there the soonest possible and have a... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, it was difficult to find Mummy section. I don't understand why they don't make a clear guide map for mummy section. Mummies are one of most popular item in ROM. I asked one of guide where the mummies are and she told me "Oh my... again? I just took some tourists there." If you don't like to... More 

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Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family enjoyed the day. Generally like most museums, always something that keeps you interested. Quick access and decent bag drop.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very impressive museum with a lot to see. We spent about three hours but could have spent more time. Reasonably priced and worth the visit.

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