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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  • First off let me state that I did enjoy the exhibits however was greeted with unpleasantness right away in the form of a "manager." Her name was Tiana and she claimed to be the manager however she spo...  more »
  • As part of a group of 4 adults I spent about 4 hours here yesterday. I particulafly enjoyed the exhibits on the third floor relating to the local indigenous peoples. I learned a lot about the sheer nu...  more »
  • We always love the prehistoric visit and the "old town". A great place for viewing First Nations art.  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.
  • very cool! the nature scenes were realistic, neat aquarium exhibits, full sized wolly mammoth and sea lion. natural history education... how do climate change deniers explain the ice age? there's more there that I didn't see.
  • 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.
  • There are so many exhibits to see here you must stay for the day when you get the chance, the food is good, coffee great, and the muffins are wow! If you are feeling like splurging~stay for an IMAX movie--it's a new seating area so it's super clean and cozy, you gotta check it out! Seriously.

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