Royal Ontario Museum

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Royal Ontario Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • Museum • 2 min walk
  • St. George • 6 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
8,278 reviews
Excellent
4,870
Very good
2,530
Average
701
Poor
122
Terrible
55

Maureen_DMello
Toronto, Canada30 contributions
Amazing experience . It was smooth, well spaced, felt extremely comfortable and welcomed after the long lockdown.
Jul. 2021
Visited The ROM on opening day for members only. Timed tickets. Spent 3+ fascinating hours in 3 galleries viewing the current new exhibits. Whales, Tightrope by Elias Sime and The Cloth that changed the world . Whales was informative and jaw-dropping as we viewed the magnificent skeletons and heart of the largest creature in the world. Tightrope was a brilliant and artistic expression of relevant thoughts, using electronic waste. Spectacular presentation and thought provoking. The Cloth that changed the world takes you back in time and makes you look twice at fabric that we take for granted. It forces you to appreciate the love and toil that makes Chintz so appealing to the eye.[This gallery drew me back for the third time since it opened and I enjoyed all the virtual discussions on the topic during the pandemic]
Written July 20, 2021
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Hello Maureen_DMello, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your Museum visit and our feature exhibitions. We also have more virtual discussions on Indian textiles coming up this season on ROM at Home. We hope you'll visit the Museum again this summer to explore our feature exhibition Breaking the Frame, opening August 14th. Thank you for your support and for being a ROM Member!
Written July 21, 2021
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bbbl05
Toronto, Canada19 contributions
Best spot in Toronto
Sep. 2020
My most favorite spot in Toronto. Even though most of the exhibits dont change often, it is always enlightening and interesting to take another stroll through the ROM's halls! A must do every few years, plus there are plenty of events to make it more unique (dancing, dining etc). Enjoy
Written April 4, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy spending your time at the ROM exploring our collections. We hope you will return to the ROM to visit our upcoming special exhibitions.
Written June 3, 2021
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LoriD
2 contributions
Wonderful day with culture
Oct. 2020
We had a fantastic day there last fall, there was an excellent exhibition about Indian textiles and we really enjoyed the Canada Gallery
Written March 24, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Cloth that Changed the World exhibition and the gallery of Canada. We hope you will return to the ROM to see our future exhibitions.
Written June 3, 2021
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Safi and Fariaa Adventures
Ottawa, Canada760 contributions
History comes alive in half a day at the ROM
Jul. 2020
We visited the ROM in early July 2020. We felt quite safe, as they were limiting the number of visitors. They were also collecting contact info for contact tracing. Everyone had their temperatures checked and hands sanitized prior to entry. Every passageway and staircase were marked for unidirectional walking.

History truly comes alive at the ROM. The exhibits are informative and engaging. You learn a lot while having fun. We went once as a couple in July 2020 and then again with our nephew in September 2020. Our nephew thoroughly enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit while Fariaa enjoyed the gems and minerals exhibit and Safi enjoyed the mummies exhibit. There is something for everyone at the ROM.

We highly recommend visiting the Royal Ontario Museum when in Toronto. We would recommend about 4 hours to thoroughly enjoy the museum. We personally purchased a Toronto CityPass and enjoyed this along with other Toronto must sees. We made a whole day of Casa Loma and the Royal Ontario Museum.
Written March 11, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you felt safe during your visit and that you enjoyed your day spending time in the galleries. We hope to welcome you back to the ROM in the near future.
Written June 3, 2021
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shabnamy89
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
Recommend
Jul. 2020 • Solo
It takes at least four hours to visit the whole museum. The staff were great. It was quite a good place to spend some time during the pandemic and feel amused and also safe.
Written February 12, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy spending your time in the galleries. We hope you will return to the ROM to visit our upcoming special exhibitions.
Written June 3, 2021
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Macy Steward
Montreal, Canada10 contributions
Amazing!
Feb. 2020
People compare its looks with the Opera Houses in Sydney and Oslo. And on the inside - with the big museums of London and New York!
Written January 29, 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy both the ROM's architecture and collections!
Written June 3, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,318 contributions
Everyone must visit this museum
Jan. 2020
What can I say. The ROM is a fantastic museum to visit. A very well organized exhibition. A lot of interesting exhibits. To see everything you have to reserve a whole day. The Roman and Egyptian exhibits were of great interest. And there is an extensive exhibit for the dinosaurs. There are many different exhibits from millions of years old fossils to very precious gems. The Royal Ontario Museum is a great place to spend your time.
Written December 28, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy spending your time in the galleries. We hope you will return to the ROM to visit our upcoming special exhibitions. All the best, Guest Relations Manager
Written January 9, 2021
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tammy c
7 contributions
Mummies - Nice half day visist
Nov. 2020
We visited the new Egypt Mummies exhibit. These are not from their regular collection but travelled from the Bristish Museum.
It is large enough but not overwhelming. Nicely laid out so it didn't feel crowed.
Truly extraordinary to see that the bodies and bureal objects se well preserved after milleniums!
Written November 4, 2020
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Hello, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Mummies Exhibit We hope you will return to the ROM to see our future Exhibitions All the best,
Written December 1, 2020
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Bibi H
Toronto, Canada37 contributions
The Winnie The Pooh Exhibit - A Delightful Experience
Sep. 2020
The Winnie The Pooh Exhibit - Just couldn't miss this delightful exhibit about a delightful bear with little brains. It was fun. However, as I reached the end, I wish there was more. I enjoyed looking at the illustrations carefully crafted to denote emotions and bring the pictures and expressions to life. The first edition books and Winnie paraphernalia which emerged are quite interesting too. The world of Pooh is brought to life as an immersive story book in six chapters. It was a teensy bit pricey but worth it for me.
Written October 27, 2020
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Hello Bzhashim, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Winnie the Pooh exhibit. We hope you will return to the ROM to see our future exhibitions. All the best, Guest Relations Manager
Written December 2, 2020
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Shirley K
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Fun for the whole family
Oct. 2020 • Friends
ROM is excellent spot for all ages.
I saw the Winnie the Pooh exhibit which was fun and interesting.
Also saw fabrics of India display. Super interesting.
Plan on seeing the Mummies exhibit next week.
Written October 26, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Winnie the Pooh and The Cloth that Changed the World exhibits. We hope you will return to the ROM to see our future exhibitions. All the best, Guest Relations Manager
Written December 2, 2020
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