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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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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 11 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely a must! Has 2 easy to use cafes for lunch and snacks. Good for families. Right across from a water taxis stop.

Thank scpat2015
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Mammoth Exhibit was going on and was very interesting to the whole family. Easy to get around and see everything. Great gift shop. A must see for everyone.

Thank Mitzy570
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The natural history floor wasn't as large as I had hoped but the human history floor was amazing. An excellent collection of local history presented very well.

Thank kain182
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Not a lot of displays - the second floor was devoted to native culture, and the first floor to natural history. The dioramas were great, though. A small, but sufficient café. Interesting shows at the IMAX theatre

Thank lizzy122015
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We travel extensively and have visited some amazing Museums all over the world. The Royal BC is one of the best. They have a great volunteer staff who provide clear, concise, relevant information. The exhibits are world class. I highly recommend making a stop here...More

Thank Dupont2Traveler
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This natural history museum great for all ages. There was a woolly mammoth exhibition on and really interesting, very well done. Additionally, great models of ships the early explorers and models of the shore line with life size birds and animals. Also very easy to...More

Thank maureenrussell2016
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Royal BC Museum this afternoon, and we were very impressed by the wonderful exhibits. At present, there is a special section focusing on Woolly Mammoths and that was particularly interesting, especially seeing the remains of Lyuba, the most complete...More

Thank dianeruth56
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place was amazing. Every display had something for kids and adults to do. The movie and mammoth display was fantastic. And the wild west town? Wow so cool to be in a life size town. Loved all the displays and they are so well...More

Thank majica101
Reviewed 9 September 2016

There was a lot to see at the Museum. The Mammoth display were very informative and it included some hands on features to try out. I truly enjoyed the human life exhibits as well. They really took you back in time to see what life...More

Thank wheelsupkate
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

And see all the features including the new found baby mammoth. Very good experience for the kids. Be careful of the security guards though..seems like some of them are on a power trip and not very nice to young kids.

Thank Jot G
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22 September 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
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