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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
James Bay
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We spent a few hours here, me and my children aged 3 and 1. They loved the language exhibit, with the telephones and video clips. The early Canada exhibit was also intriguing as they could play in the water where the gold panning was. Very...More

Thank M C
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

The best option for a wet day in Victoria. Very informative and good for the whole family. You should allow a half day for the visit.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Royal BC Museum has been rated, in the past, as one of the 10 best in the world. It has an amazing collection of native art, natural history, history of BC's past and travelling exhibits. It has areas that are built to look/sound/smell like...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Yes, the weather is fabulous in Victoria and so outdoor activities are very popular. However, on a gloomy or drizzly day, the museum is a great way to spend some time. It is thoroughly impressive with wonderful exhibits. Even on a sunny day, it is...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The Royal BC Museum is very well-known for its wonderful collection and exhibitions of first nations artifacts, but other areas of the museum are well worth a visit as well. The natural history floor is excellent, and there's even an indoor tidal pool with lots...More

Thank AT_Vancouver
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

We love the museum and the kids are fascinated with so much to see. The kids could even try their hand at goldpanning. It is also a great place to see a movie with the IMAX theatre also there. We can't wait to go back!

Thank Tam B
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Great exhibits and well appointed ! One of the best in the country ! Didn't have time for the IMAX but will make time next trip !

Thank Deb T
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I've been to this museum my whole life. Everytime I come back to visit, I'm happy to see what a good job they did setting up the exhibits. It's a great place to stop in and learn a few things!

Thank batcountryswatter
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

The museum is a great place to take our grandchildren. They never get tired of exploring the different exhibits that come in but still going back to the trusted every day exhibits like Old Town and waiting for the train whistle to blow. They also...More

Thank lindapX6096UH
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

I have been to the museum countless times but this was a first with grandkids. To begin BEWARE of Robbins private parking lot. Handy but pricey and ruthless. You cannot add time. Now museum -There is a great deal of info on the museum. It...More

Thank dancer024
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janerullo
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Response from Danda H | Reviewed this property |
RBCM Archives - suggest you call direct re. access to Archives, 250-256-7226. St. Ann's Academy - there is disabled access available by arrangement during opening hours. St. Ann's Archives is not at the Academy... has its... More
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September 22, 2017|
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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
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Chris B
June 26, 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.
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