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Royal BC Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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from US$13.27*
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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. Discover things and people you never knew...more
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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 June 27, 2017

Great place to get a glimpse of history. Very well done. Bring the family! Enjoyed the The Terry Fox exhibit this time around.

Thank Lori1010
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Great for native art and local history. Worth seeing.awesome native art exhibits. Worthwhile as part of your visit to victoria.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed June 26, 2017

This museum is really interesting - from First Nation to current day, it covers so much of Canada's history. It is very easy to navigate, not overwhelmingly big so easy for all ages. The gift shop has quality goods, and any purchase made benefits the...More

Thank pakkat
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

First Visit and loved the museum. But a little Over priced. Loved the native part seeing how they lived

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Downtown attraction with excellent display. Indian display of BC origin as good as it gets. Display on cancer runner Terry Fox can bring tears to your eyes. GO!

Thank Jellybeandean
Reviewed June 26, 2017

What a great exhibition. Worth taking time to visit. The museum is spectacular and gives great insight into life in BC. Great value for money.

Thank jennifersheehy
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Unfortunately we had a ferry to catch so we couldn't spend as much time here as we would have liked. We enjoyed the First People exhibits, especially the very impressive Totem Hall and the Language Gallery. The Natural History exhibits include: Ice Age, Ocean and...More

Thank Eowyn1110
Reviewed June 25, 2017

It was a cold, rainy day and we had a few hours free so we decided to duck into the Royal BC Museum. It was a fortunate choice. We spent considerable time in the First Nations exhibits, which stressed the risk of their culture and...More

Thank Terri M
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Great for children and for adults. Great for people who know a lot about the cultural and natural history of Victoria/Vancouver Island and for those who are new to this region. It puts the First Peoples at the center of its exhibits in a thoughtful...More

Thank theocritus
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

My favourite part of the museum tour was the indigenous and sleeping languages section. Pressing a button and hearing how 'hello' sounds in different native languages is a very clever way to raise awareness about this BC heritage. There is also a console where you...More

Thank Loana2005
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2017

Our Living Languages is definitely a favourite exhibition! It was created in partnership with First Peoples Cultural Council. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it Loana. Thanks for visiting!

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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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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