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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

4.5
#1 of 2,054 in Museums in Canada
Appreciate edgy art and science at Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's largest museum. Thanks to its strong ties to the University of Toronto, the museum offers informative and up-to-date exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to modern fashion trends. It also houses an extensive collection of artworks from around the globe. Admire the museum's bold exterior, which features striking crystalline features contrasted with the building's original facade. Take a tour of the museum to get the full story behind the pieces on display. To visit Royal Ontario Museum on your trip to Toronto, use our Toronto online tour itinerary maker .
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  • Artifacts from all over the world. The dinosaurs are impressive. Much larger than what you expect from the street view. The desk said you can do it in two hours, but you really need three.  more »
  • The museum is directly outside the subway station also called Museum. The leaflet says there is free WIFI here however I was not able to find it. There are five floors to explore so wear comfortable s...  more »
  • Great way to spend a day, I was sorry we had to rush our visit. so much to see and the employees were very friendly.  more »
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  • I’ve been coming to the Royal Ontario Museum for the last 28 years and it has definitely continued to get better with age. This is a very family-friendly activity with a lot of learning opportunities. I’m always a bit humbled when I come to a high quality museum because of the incredible ingenuity of humans over thousands of years. These artifacts serve as a reminder of human potential. It’s truly an excellent place for artists seeking inspiration. 10/10 experience and worth an annual visit if you have the luxury of getting to live in Toronto!
  • Well appointed museum. Focused more on natural history than human history however this hasn't been neglected. There is a large display of animals from dinosaur skeletons through taxidermy of contemporary animals and supporting models and narrative. While a good museum, the entry price was a bit of a shock having just visited the British Museum in London and the Glasgow museum which offer free general admission and only charge for special exhibitions... I guess that there are different philosophical underpinnings of the use of museums and that price should never be a barrier to learning.
  • Amazing building! Canadians are so talented at mixing old a modern architectural styles. This museum is once again a splendid mix of both! On top of their great collections, the building is breathtaking. I recommend visiting it early as their are fewer people and the time spent there is therefore more enjoyable. After the visit, the little public square in front of the entrance is good to listen to some local artists. The surrounding neighborhood is also to be visited!
  • One of the finest museums I have visited in North America (after visiting the American Museum of National History in NYC). The museum has a great collection of exhibits from all parts of the world. There are some really helpful volunteers always ready to help with answers to questions. The only issue I had was with signs & directions. Sometimes, I was led to a section that ended abruptly but the section was a bit further than the intended location of the exhibit. Overall, excellent experience and great value of the time spent.
  • The ROM is well laid out, making it easy to see all the exhibits in less than a day. The dinosaurs are especially fun, and displayed in ways that really make their sizes stand out! The way the stairs wind around the totem poles lets you see the whole thing in detail as you walk through the museum. The bat cave was as much fun as when I was a kid
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