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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
+1 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Especially nice taking young grdchildren for short/medium length visits. Annual passes perfect for this purpose -- good Xmas gift!

Thank dining2016
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have lived in Victoria for 40+ years, and I still love this museum!! You can spend all day and learn so much. They have different feature exhibits and they are always top notch! I would highly recommend it!

Thank Angelisme
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is an exceptionally well designed exhibit. On display is an almost completely preserved woolly mamouth baby...it is hard to believe. Children will enjoy learning about evolution when they see these displays. adults will enjoy it too! There was another exhibit about native languages that...More

Thank travelingrm
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Only had time to do BC history and some First Nations and we were very entertained. Nice dioramas and exhibits. Just a peek at the Mammoth exhibit, would have liked to do more. Definitely worth a visit when in Victoria!

Thank jonathanr19
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thanks for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed the exhibitions.

Reviewed 26 November 2016

Had a great time, awesome exhibits and staff is friendly would certainly return to this place again.

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Royal BC Museum is a museum that appeals to people of all ages and interests. The permanent exhibit offers excellent insight on life, language, history of the First Nations, nature, animals, and general history of British Columbia. Children love to visit the quaint little...More

Thank 45annemieke
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent as always. The museum is a must whenever you are in Victoria. Every display is laid out perfectly with information. The best!!!

Thank stockbv
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Being tourists in Victoria, we decided to visit the Royal BC Museum. It was a great experience. We focused on the Indigenous and the Mammoth exhibits and found moreover than enough to learn. We were sufficiently happy that we purchased annual passes and hope to...More

Thank Mila W
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Always something new to see and discover. The yearly membership pays for itself in 2 visits. Always a highlight when visiting Victoria!

Thank travellove304
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Currently Wooly Mammoth Exhibit - very interesting. Museum also has IMAX 3D movies produced by National Geographic. In evenings IMAX also have current movies showing.

Thank StellaS364
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Response from Minkymonkey | Reviewed this property |
A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day
Chris B
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jul D | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. There are not many "pet" appropriate areas for animals in the city centre. Lots in the surrounding municipalities.
Misty P
5 June 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Misty, Google maps says it is a 23 minute walk from Ogden point, where the cruise ships come in. Not too bad, all flat ground and if you follow the water, some very nice things to see like the inner harbour and... More