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Royal BC Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn’t get to spend a lot of time visiting the Museum because we spent most of the time in the IMAX, but what I saw was beautiful. The gift shop also had a lot of cool items.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank CRMays
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum has wonderful presentation. We especially enjoyed the a First Nation section. It is very visually appealing with easily accessible information. It is also very handicapped accessible. Plan on a good few hours here

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BostonTravelynn
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Museum is centrally placed in Victoria, close to the inner harbour. The Parliament building is a short walk away, A well laid out museum with easy to follow directions. The exhibitions were very interesting and involved you in some of the exhibits. Allow yourself...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lilybrum2019
Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting and very informative. Gives you chance to appreciate Victoria and the First Nation contribution to this beutiful Island and area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We found this place on a cold wet morning and got to see two movies in the IMAX theatre and we were blown away. Its the biggest screen with the most amazing sound set up ever. Couldn't believe what we were seeing. So worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tootrue
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mayan exhibit at the Royal BC Museum is worth the trip to Victoria all by itself. The rest of the musuem is excellent, but I run out of superlatives for their special exhibit of Mayan culture, past and present. In addition to the expected...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to the regular exhibits which populate this wonderful repository of history, there's a rotating display which changes yearly. Past years have featured Egyptian relics, Viking objects and the definitive experience finally clarifying the difference between mastodons and mammoth. Great curation. The current exhibit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank vialux
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always this museum When there in September, the Mayan Exhibit was on and was very good. Conveniently located downtown. Reasonably priced.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had great exhibits on British Columbia history as well as a featured exhibit on the Mayan Culture. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dsjhoward
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love to go to the museum at least once a year to see their current exhibitions. This is one of the most beautiful museums in the world and if you do nothing else on a rainy day in Victoria, you must see the Royal...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 63renateh
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August 17, 2019|
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Response from korirodriguez | Reviewed this property |
yep. lots to see.
August 6, 2019|
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Response from OregonMs | Reviewed this property |
There were food trucks parked outside when we were there.
June 11, 2019|
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Response from Chaching1197 | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchairs are available for use within the museum. Its first come first serve basis at the Coat Check area.