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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 26 August 2016 via mobile

Museum was very cool. The Wooly Mammoth exhibition is a must see! Very informative and lots of neat displays.

Thank Nikki C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The Royal Museum in Victoria is a wonderful experience for all ages. The current exhibit with Mammoths is thought provoking in being able to see an animal that existed on the planet over 45,000 years ago and you can see it with your own eyes....More

Thank peacelovejoy44
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We first visited the museum in the 70's - it was great then and it keeps getting better and better. We are fortunate to live in Victoria so purchase an annual pass. We have just visited the Woolly Mammoth exhibition which was excellent. It was...More

Thank Jane B
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thanks for your review Jane! Glad you enjoyed the Mammoth exhibition and natural history exhibits with your grandchildren. Great plan to return when it is quieter to see the feature exhibition again. Luckily it is here until December 31, 2016 so there is plenty of...More

Reviewed 24 August 2016

down town , nice rooms well explains , lots of usefull informationson history , some handicaped facilities

Thank Patrick c
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Took my out-of-town visitors here to see the current special exhibit on Mammoths, and they liked the museum so much they wanted to see everything else as well. Children aged 5 to 10 loved the interactive exhibits spread throughout. They also enjoyed the attached IMAX...More

Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A great place for adults and kids alike. We especially enjoyed the exhibits explaining the first peoples. The attached IMAX is wonderful and we love the café and gift shop.

Thank susanpenumbra
Reviewed 24 August 2016

What to do on a rainy day? The Royal BC Museum is the answer to that question. It provided an insightful and illuminating look at British Columbia's past as well as the the age of mammoths, the featured exhibit. We, friends and two young sons,...More

Thank AnEducatedAdventurer
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This was a good Mammoth Exhibit, followed by watching the 45 minute IMAX show with three and five your old grandkids.

Thank gjim195
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a great visit to the museum (I thought). It was very informative, too bad my kids were too tired to enjoy it :) Next time we will see an IMAX movie while we're there, we will definitely return!

Thank Family_traveller104
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we're looking forward to seeing you here again!

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

When i went to this museum they had a special exibition about mammoths. Although the rest of the museam was also interesting this exibition about mammoths was just fantastic. A short side note: lf you want to go to the IMax buy a combi-ticket it's...More

Thank Petra H
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2016

Thanks for the review Petra. Couldn't agree with your title more (mammoths are cool)! Great advice about getting the combination Museum and IMAX ticket.

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Chris B
Are small pets allowed in
26 June 2017|
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Response from kaos36 | Reviewed this property |
No pets allowed unfortunately!
Misty P
We are arriving by Cruise Ship (Norwegian) on Friday June 16th. what is the best way to get from port to Museum? Is it close enough to walk or should we get a ride? Also according to website it says weekend hours are until 10pm, is that accurate? Thank you for any help
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
shelby s
Hi, I will be visiting Victoria via cruise ship on May 20th. Our ship doesn't arrive until 6pm and I was wondering what the summer hours are for the museum?
20 April 2017|
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Response from WhiteOverlord | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe the museum hrs are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily all yr round (even though the website says winter hrs right now) but for more info specific to the museum, you might want to try the following; Royal BC... More