Royal BC Museum, Victoria

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For a comprehensive history lesson of the province, head to Royal BC Museum--a premier cultural institution known for its impressive collection of some 7 million objects. Start your tour in the section on British Columbia's natural history, where you can view informative dioramas designed to educate in a visually engaging and entertaining way. Next, make your way to the exhibit dedicated to Canada's indigenous First Nations, featuring a famous mask gallery. Wrap it up at the modern history section, which includes a replica of a cobblestoned street from the early 20th century. Check the website for special exhibits and a schedule of upcoming IMAX screenings. See Royal BC Museum and all Victoria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Victoria vacation planner.
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  • Passing through Victoria I had several hours to wander through the very well designed museum. I was privy to a special exhibit of the Prehistoric Age, and was impressed by the intelligence of the pres...  more »
  • Nice presentation of local history. Nothing truly memorable but fine. IMAX movie, we saw film on the Amazon, was good.  more »
  • Although I went to the Royal BC Museum mainly to see its First Nations collection/exhibit, I was impressed by the wide variety of exhibits at the Museum. I really enjoyed the section where you can wal...  more »
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  • We visited Royal BC Museum today. It's a good one! We spent 2 hours and we were in hurry because we started pretty late. So, if you want to see it in comfort pace I suggest at least 2 hours. Exhibitions are very well done, smoothly changing from one to another. My husband loved dioramas, I'm a huge fan of vintage things! This museum has big beginning of XX century part of town build inside. Staff was very helpful and supernice too! I feel like everyone can find something interesting for himself in this museum. In my opinion, fair price!
  • Very cool! Much bigger than we expected. Could have easily spent all day here. We were on a schedule and feel like we had to rush at the end and didn't see everything. Will go again the next time we are in the area.
  • It's wonderful place. We can see animals and people like a real. We can understand a real Canadian history as well. Very impressed. Aboriginal and Terry Fox etc.
  • Love the permanent exhibits - we come to revisit them at least a couple times a year. Also has great seasonal exhibits to mix things up. The kids love to visit also.
  • This place is well cared for and bigger than it looks. Definitely worth the price of admission. We were in time constraints and tired or we would have enjoyed it more. Lots to look at! Lots of interesting historical data!