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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
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+1 416-586-8000
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of...

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

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The ROM is impressive for every age group

ROM is an excellent place to visit any time of year and for any age group. First class museum with so many interesting things to see. Suggest you do your homework before you go... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

ROM is an excellent place to visit any time of year and for any age group. First class museum with so many interesting things to see. Suggest you do your homework before you go or just get lost in wandering when you arrive. Kids will love the bat cave and mummies. Adults will find an area of interest no matter... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful exhibit. Really targeted for children but with enough adult content to keep everyone interested.

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Thank Eileen S
Toronto, Canada
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Check out this amazing museum right in the heart of downtown Toronto. The dinosaurs are a must-see and the other permanent exhibits are all world class. There's a great gift shop too for unique finds.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an outstanding exhibit if you have an interest in learning more about the endangered blue whale. The story of recovering and preserving the whale carcass in Newfoundland is well told. There is so much information about these relatively unknown creatures ... the largest animals on the planet. Kudos to the ROM for seizing the opportunity to make something... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The special whale exhibition was very well done. Lots of interesting learning points and a few interactive sections. Worth the visit.

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Thank ChristyCanuk
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wide range of historical items, love multicultural spirit in this museum and price is fair. There is also a great nature section for kids.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy museum in the heart of Toronto that is more about Ancient history. Interesting exhibitions on Greece, Rome, Egypt and Europe as well as a fascinating section on Canadian history and the First Nations. Worth a visit whilst in the city.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting museum when visiting Toronto. ROM is big and enjoyable locate in downtown. From nature livings to historical and cultural arts and crafts from many parts of the world. There is mummy in Egypt zone. Checking for temporary exhibition, now there is Blue Whale skeleton and some interactive media until sept.4 (I think) Good for all ages. Nice choice for... More 

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Innisfil, Ontario
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I are members of the ROM and wee try to come at least once a month. We especially enjoy the free tours provided by the docents. Last Friday, we had 2 tours - one entitled Museum Highlights and another on Greek History. Both were given by the same docent (Sibilla). She was GREAT! She obviously LOVED her... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So a museum has artefacts from recent and old history, it's strange that this museum has so many old things, but that must be down to excellent curators over the years. Though each area doesn't always have time logic, what it does have is excellent displays, I'm not sure I've ever seen better. It's more like an art gallery presentation... More 

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