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Royal BC Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 5, 2014

You must visit this museum when visiting Victoria. The displays are interesting and well made to look like you are in the place and time you are learning about. The photography exhibit was amazing! Be sure to stop and read each description of the photo. Really interesting and made us appreciate all that goes into a really good photo.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

Some displays were under renovation so price should have been reflective of the reduction in displays.

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RoyalBCMuseum, Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2014

We checked which areas may have been closed at some point during the 10 days you were in Victoria. There is always the possibility of work underway with a building open to visitors for 363 days per year. The side space we call Capital Curios may have been off limits for special cleaning, but is a very tiny area. The only construction underway is the building of Our Living Languages, a new display in a formerly unused cetnral space. This is not a remake or closure, so not a 'reduction' in terms of what was available to you. I hope you'll return and be delighted with the addition.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

We live in Victoria and were there to see the Wildlife Photography special exhibit. Absolutely stunning shots that were taken with various special equipment and those that just required unbelievable patience. The accompanying explanations told you how the shot was taken and gave a quick thumbnail on the health & habits of the species in focus. Of course a tourist would also need to tour the museum proper so leave this for a rainy day and plan to spend the whole day to see it in all its glory.

Thank WindshearDon
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Although the museum is only on 2 floors, the exhibits are spacious, varied, interesting, and surprisingly comprehensive. We spent half a day here on a very wet and windy weekend, and it was well worth it.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a lovely museum with a wide variety of exhibits - but I have a very big proviso! We were very interested in looking at the exhibits and listening to the info provided. However, we visited on a day when there were quite a few school parties. These kids were loud, running around the place & spoiling it for everybody. And we're not talking young kids either - these looked like 10-14 year olds. I had to play the recording for the masks' exhibit several times just to hear what it was about. Whilst they were the responsibility of the party leaders, it did spoil the experience enormously. I'd avoid the museum during school trip times if this is anything to go by.

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