Royal BC Museum, Victoria

4.6
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. For Royal BC Museum and beyond, use our Victoria trip planner to get the most from your Victoria vacation.
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  • I've been here many times over the years. This time I came with my dad, aunt, nephew. First time for my nephew who is over 21. Came mostly for me to see the Egyptian exhibit but since my nephew had ne...  more »
  • We went down to view the special exhibit on Egypt and it was amazing. The special exhibit was neat but the rest of the museum was equally amazing. I especially enjoyed the First Voices exhibit. I high...  more »
  • Wish we had had more time to explore the museum. We toured the Egypt exhibit which was quite extensive & interesting. But when we finished the exhibit we grabbed lunch at a pub and ended up not making...  more »
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  • Was fun to look around. At the time I went they have a Egyptian exhibition. Surprising the amount of stuff from movies that were real but also how things are quite a bit different. For example some of the burial device were made out of simple wood so looked quite a bit different to the pure stone you would expect. Other areas that are quite good to look through is a look at the native people from the BC area and their history, they have a language exhibit where you can get recordings from the many different local dialects and see the local maps. It's surprising how different the languages are for such a small area geographically. Worth going if you got some spare time.
  • This place is huge. My partner and I came here because we saw advertisements for the Egypt exhibit. There are some really interesting displays in the Egypt exhibit (kudos to the designer), and it's absolutely massive. The museum also has a natural history wing and a Canadian history wing. Both are gigantic. Depending on how quickly you go through museums, you could easily spend a full day in here. I was so impressed by the BC Museum. I'd definitely recommend it if you're a fan of museums.
  • Great museum. A little pricey to get into but overall worth it. At the time that we went they had the Egypt exhibit open and that was very cool and well put together. Outside of that the other attractions are very cool, they do a great job of making "scenes" whether its their nature scene in the natural history portion or the mini town they made. Overall a positive experience and glad we came.
  • Excellent way to spend the afternoon! Truthfully it was am all day experience. Large self guided tour that has some great exhibits. Great for the family and adults to learn about Canada. I would highly recommend it. Staff and curators are eager to answer questions and help. Thank you had a great day
  • Of course loved it. Went for the newest Egypt exhibit. Showed some unique items I was impressed with. Also love the look back at Canadian history and life. It looks like a little town. Heard they will be updating it soon. Can't wait to come back to see that.
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