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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. The Renaissance ROM expansion project (2007) merged the iconic architectural heritage of the original building with the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Crystal marked the beginning of a new era for the ROM as the country's premier cultural and social destination.
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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
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“Worth a Trip”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Amazing and restored just great. I have visted the Great Museum in Paris and frankly like ROM better.

Thank Peggy F
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Nice building, well done exhibits, a bit pricey”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

The building is really interesting (albeit a bit controversial) and I would say far more attractive inside than outside. I didn't spend long here - it was a last minute idea when my mom was in town so we squeezed it in. Their furniture and Canadian history exhibits were lovely and I am sure there was more to discover in the endless museum.

The only downside: hefty admission price. My mom and I caught the Wednesday after 3:30pm free entrance so it was great for us but I am hesitant to cough up the admission + special exhibit fee. There is also a half price Friday afternoon special, so that may be worth it as well.

Visited October 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This is a great place to take kids and yet also appeals to adults. Educational and always great shows like the Dead Sea Scrolls

Thank DorothyLynneMiller
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San Luis Obispo, California
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“Quick visit”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We didn't have a lot of time but we really enjoyed it. The signage could have been more clear. It seemed we spent a lot of time trying to find the right elevator. There was a huge incredibly loud school group there. Luckily we were able to see the Mayan exhibit while they were eating lunch. That alone was worth the price. Lunch at the restaurant was pricey but good.

Visited March 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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“Art in the heart of Toronto”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

Fascinating architecture and interesting displays .

Thank culturegalore
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