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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 a wonderful museum, with everything from fine art to natural history. The special exhibits there are equal to those at any of the best museums in the U. S. or Europe... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
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Nashville
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Nashville
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The ROM is a wonderful museum, with everything from fine art to natural history. The special exhibits there are equal to those at any of the best museums in the U. S. or Europe. This past week we went to the Chihuly glass exhibit, which was spectacular. Several years ago we saw the Dinosaurs of the Southern Hemisphere exhibit, which... More 

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

A sincere thank you for your review and genuine support for all the Royal Ontario Museum's endeavours. Great to read how you've enjoyed the Museum's past special exhibits, like our Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana and currently our bright and brilliant Chihuly exhibit! Thank you for your continued support. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Guadalajara, Jalisco
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Fun and huge, consider several hours to visit it. Special exhibitions were totally worth the price We ate there also and they have lots of options, the restaurant is big enough to find a table

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed all the Museum has to offer, including our special exhibits. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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411 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Good variety and well laid out, this museum keeps you interested …. With plenty of sofas for the those areas that don’t interest everyone in the group

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to the Museum. Glad the diversity of the collections was enough to keep all individuals of your party interested! Sincerely, Melissa More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's so big that me and my bf only got around to a few parts! Very well maintained and curated! Will have to make another trip there again :)

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Great to hear your enjoyed your time spent at the Museum. Do return to explore some more! Sincerely, Melissa More 

Marietta, Georgia
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went when there was a Chihuly and tattoo exhibit. Both were excellent .. and quite unique. There was a dinosaur exhibit that is excellent for both children and adults. Numerous exhibits from all over the world ... worthy of an entire day (if ones feet hold out)

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Dear Eleanor, Fabulous you were able to visit both Chihuly and Tattoos, two very different but great special exhibits. Thank you for taking the time to review and hope your feet have recovered! Sincerely, Melissa More 

Marietta, GA
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92 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The museum covers a lot and you can spend days there if looking at all the exhibits. It is especially good for kids. Go and see the Chihuly exibit, that was the highlight of our visit.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Great to hear you were able to enjoy our beautiful and bright Chihuly exhibit! Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Bowmanville, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The facility is very large with multiple levels. Be prepared for a DAY of discovery, meaning it will take most of a day to visit the entire facility. I did find that parts were, alrhough very well put together, needed a little more explanation, a little information for each exhibit. I was not overly impressed with the Canada exhibit, I... More 

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Museum. Visitor feedback is very important to us. Happy to read you enjoyed your time spent with us. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We went here as part of the City Pass. We went mainly to see the dinosaurs (my son is obsessed). We didn't see even close to half of the stuff that was there as there is so much to see. Definitely will be going again (without kids so I can read lol). Lots of fun activities for kids.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Great to read your son enjoyed the dinosaur collection and you were able to visit the Museum as part of the Toronto CityPass. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit and do return to keep exploring! Sincerely, Melissa More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

What a great museum everything from Asian art to dinosaurs. They have the tattoo exhibit and the glass exhibit right now.what a way to spend a day

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Dear Bruce, Happy to read you enjoyed your day spent at the Museum, visiting both our natural history and world culture exhibits. Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The museum is very nice, with exhibits ranging from Asian Architecture to Animal Life. A personal favorite was the rocks/gems exhibit.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this review

Glad to read your enjoyed the diversity of our collections and exhibits, especially the Gems and Minerals gallery (a personal favourite!) Thank you for taking the time to review. Sincerely, Melissa More 

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