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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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+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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Huge sculptures!

We loved the huge sculptures, it was fantastic to see items from all over the world in one place, and great variety!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We purchased a city pass this was included in the deal. It's a nice large museum it is well laid out. There is lots to see.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

We loved the huge sculptures, it was fantastic to see items from all over the world in one place, and great variety!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Not the most jaw dropping with big flashy pieces but it was a nice place to stroll. I would think it would be good on a cold winter day or a rainy day to get out of the weather. We were on a time table and rushed through it and it still took a few hours. We could have made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have gone to the ROM more times than I can remember. It is truly one of the more fantastic museums, with a wide and highly interesting collection. If you like museums be sure to give yourself lots of time to enjoy! Great for kids interactive play!!

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

Dear Catherine, Great to hear such an enthusiastic and genuine review of the Royal Ontario Museum! We thank you for you loyalty and love. Glad to hear the children in your family enjoy visiting as much as you. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Dover, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Very clean. Lots of exhibits. Many interesting items. Did not like that the tattoo exhibit was not included in group admission.

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit to the Museum. Glad to hear you found interest in the diversity of our galleries and exhibits. Sincerely, Melissa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I visited this museum on a Friday. I spent 4 hours touring it. Had a simple but nice lunch at the lower floor of the museum. I had visited more than 30 museums in the world but I find this museum is large enough to contain all the exhibitions and small enough to spend sufficient time to cover lots of... More 

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

Dear Anthony, Lovely to hear you enjoyed your day with us at the Royal Ontario Museum. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience. Sincerely, Melissa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Place to visit on a rainy and on a sunny day. There are 3 interesting exhibitions happening at the moment: the Art of Tattoo, Edo Era in Japan and the life of the First Nation. I was blown away by audio intros on the 3rd floor. Don't miss it!

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

Dear Anna, Great to hear you enjoyed the diversity of both our temporary and permanent exhibits. Thank you for leaving a review of your visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. Sincerely, Melissa More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I am a teacher and took my 3-5 year old kindergarteners to the ROM for a field trip and it was a huge success. My advice to other school trips would be to ensure you book early and email/call to get a lunch time before or after the rush! Around 12pm all of the tables are completely full and very... More 

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

Dear Alison, I will pass on your review and feedback to the Education department. Glad to hear your trip to the Royal Ontario Museum was a success. We welcome your return! Sincerely, Melissa More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

we are from NYC and we probably could have skipped this in favor of something else in our limited time. The Canada room was interesting but the NY museums have similar/better Egyptian Exhibits. We are also there with lots of school kids (great that they go) but they were running all over.

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

Thank you for your visit and leaving a review of your visit to the Museum. Glad you enjoyed our Canadian galleries. Hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip to Toronto. Sincerely, Melissa More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The first thing you see is the giant crystal entrance for the ROM. Inside you can see the size of the dinosaurs from the second floor openings. A lot of interactive things for smaller kids to learn and see. There is also free tour guides that take you to the different special exhibits that are being shown that month. Also... More 

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

Dear Mary, Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review of your visit with us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit at the Museum and took advantage of the free guided tours. Sincerely, Sebastien More 

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