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“Great way to spend a day with the family”

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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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Port Perry, Canada
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“Great way to spend a day with the family”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

The ROM never disappoints. The Dinosaur exhibit was fantastic. The kids loved the medieval show as well. Even during busy march break, there was enough space for everyone to disperse and see the exhibits.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent Place to Spend a Few Hours”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The AGO is an excellent place to spend a few hours in Toronto. They have some very interesting permanent exhibits along with a temporary exhibit that changes every month. The dinosaur hall is always a big hit with kids!

The gallery can get very busy around school holidays such as March Break and if he temporary exhibit is kid oriented.

Even if you don't venture inside the building is quite unique and well photographed. The old building inside is quite beautiful in parts.

Well woth the visit. Nearest subway stop is "Museum" and there are plenty of bars and places to eat along Bloor St. and in nearby Yorkville

Visited February 2013
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Good As Usual”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

I really enjoyed the museum. I would certainly recommend that everyone visits it at least once a year with the family.

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, Canada
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“It's Been A While, Well Worth A Return Visit!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

I haven't been to the ROM in quite a well, so I was disappointed to see that the "old" main entrance to the museum had moved around the corner onto Bloor St.. I do understand fully, why the new entrance was needed, more space to accommodate larger crowds, a better coat check, and a new ROM Gift Shop (much larger). I liked the old entrance architecture, so that is the picture I took of the ROM ...... Just go north to Bloor St., then a few steps west on Bloor to enter the ROM. I could fill up three entire pages with what I saw at the ROM, but to summarize, Dinosaurs, Egypt, Greece, and First Nations artifacts are what drew me, everything else was bonus! Well worth a visit! You will not be disappointed!

Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Impressive exhibits”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Superb collection. Impressive exhibits. A bit tough to navigate. This is a must-see in Toronto. Well worth the ticket price.

Visited September 2012
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