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  • baroom
    Mississauga, Canada2,182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Back here at ROM on Tue, Dec 19, for another 3rd Tuesday Night Free event (4:30PM-8:30PM). We arrived before 5PM, Queen's Park museum entrance was locked (with a note to use main entrance) so had to go around the block to Bloor St W to get in. Futalognkosaurus area of the main lobby was quite busy. Apparently, we weren't the only ones who planned a free night at the museum. We headed straight to the elevators to get to level 3 where we had a quick look at the European period rooms and current life jacket art installation. Got a little lost when we couldn't locate some Asia exhibits we've seen last time. Encountered some closed off galleries so went back to the elevator lobby. Son volunteered to grab a map guide before we continued on. We then took a peek at Byzantium, Rome and Egypt galleries then segued to gender-neutral washrooms with multiple private stalls equipped with touchless toilet, faucet and hand dryer, still on level 3. From here, we found our way to the Rotunda where we posed for photos with the lovely mosaic dome as background. We headed to the newest permanent gallery on level 2, unveiled in Dec 2021, Dawn of Life, where we saw Fractofusus and a massive Dunkleosteus fish bronze cast. At the end of this gallery is a set of doors that open directly to where Gordo the Barosaurus is located. Of course, a visit to the Age of Dinosaurs gallery wouldn't be complete without a brief stop at the T-Rex. However, it got crowded here pretty fast so we left after a couple of obligatory photos. We only stayed an hour inside the museum so admittedly didn't see a lot. We plan to visit ROM again to explore those permanent galleries we haven't seen in years.
    Written January 12, 2024
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  • Stefan Overton
    Colchester, UK172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free on Wednesday Nights.

    This is a great gallery from ancient art to modern art.
    There are not just painting/pictures there are installations where you can take Instagram pictures with.

    Also there are some VERY famous artists housed in here. If you go, can you spot them?

    Wednesday night was really busy and mostly filled with students which was great to see.

    There is a trans art installation which is great to view from anyone art of the LBGTQIA+ community.

    Gift shop at the end was big and has some great items for sale.
    Written February 29, 2024
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  • Tom M
    159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you're a hockey fan, this is a must!!! Well worth the price of admission!. The exhibits are impressive, and you relieve the history of hockey. To see the trophies,the Stanley Cup. Impressive!! A must! The interactive shooting simulators are awesome.
    Written January 14, 2024
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  • J H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic! Went with our 5 year old grandson. The recommended time for viewing was 90 minutes, we spent around 4 hours! Loved Niagara Falls, seeing Clifton Hill and Niagara on the Lake. The fireworks and show on Canada Day at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa was great. Seeing Terry Fox dip his prosthetic foot in the Atlantic and the monument to him brought back memories and was meaningful to our grandson who participated in his school's Terry Fox run last fall. The staff were approachable and knowledgeable. Fun to see future areas under construction and learning how the cars and trucks operate. Some whimsical little scenes we loved: flying saucer and aliens on the roof of the TTC headquarters, monster breaking through the highway. Finding Maurice the Moose was fun! Will go again!
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Fairyinboots
    London, UK78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. Staff very friendly and we meant so much about shoes and the history of them. Go if you can
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Reyna D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to go in the summer. Many authentic pieces, and storytelling by friendly welcoming volunteers. They are really cool historic sites. This is a must-visit.
    Written October 10, 2023
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  • 1957
    Ottawa, Canada764 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited this museum as we were visiting Toronto . Parking is $10 which you can pay as you pay entrance fees inside. It’s 15 dollars for a senior. The outside of the museum is oddly shaped and during spring, summer , and fall there are fountains and gardens in the front of it but unfortunately since it’s winter it was closed. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful..Now this museum introduces Islamic art throughout rare 1,200 objects assembled by its Highness the Aga Khan and Prince Saddrudin Aga Khan. What I enjoyed was seeing the different arts and objects collected throughout the years from different countries. The whole thing was very well explained which I appreciated. It took 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours to visit .
    Written February 2, 2024
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  • Yeti1988
    Denver, CO99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is very, very unique. I had never heard of a museum dedicated to pottery, ceramics, and porcelain throughout the ages. This intrigued me. I actually spent longer in this museum than at the Royal Museum of Canada! It was just to interesting! The history, the methods used by different cultures to achieve their desired result... Amazing!
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Bev28917
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took the family(husband, 4 kids and mom) to Ontario Science Center during the March break. As expected long lined for parking and lots of people to see exhibits/areas of the place. We Saw a Imax show which was good in terms of content and learning but found the room a bit of overwhelming in terms of size because it was difficult at times looking at the screen and it hurt your neck and yes. Would recommend they use a regular screen(similar to what they have at the movie theatre). Expected to do lots of walking as the place is huge.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada3,010 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were planning to visit the ROM, but there was a long lineup of people planning to take advantage of the free admission, so we crossed the road and visited the Gardiner Museum instead. The exhibition of works by Magdalene Odundo is particularly interesting, but the selection of new additions is also very good.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • nobigdeal
    Chicago, IL51 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took the kids (9 and 13) for a low cost morning during our recent trip to Toronto. We didn't join a tour, just walked around on our own. The 13 year old proclaimed it "boring" but the 9 year old and both adults enjoyed the walk. We thought there was just enough reading to keep you informed but not so much that it got tedious. The best part was that it was free! We were happy to introduce our American kids to another perspective on history (especially the indigenous perspective), and we appreciated how well maintained and welcoming this exhibit was. Thanks Toronto!
    Written June 12, 2023
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  • Elvina
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend to visit this museum to learn more about television. It has an exceptional collection of TV sets.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • IOSHAf
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited Mackenzie House to join its (ghost) storytelling activity and for some history-packed fun on a winter day. This is the last home of Toronto's first mayor, for many, is the city's most haunted house. Sitting in a dimly lit room built in 1830, with only candle lights, sipping apple cider and munching cheese shortbread, I got this unique chance to listen to ghost stories written in 1863. Also tried the Washington Press, one of the oldest printing presses in Canada, to print a lovely new year card for myself. 😚
    Written February 16, 2020
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This building is connected to other attractions, particularly hockey hall of fame. In the winter, you may use this building as a temporary shelter from cold weather. This place is well accessible via public transportation or on foot from other attractions.
    Written August 20, 2023
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  • Bill s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to see a special presentation at Campbell House Museum called ‘ Place Settings: Exploring Food and Status in 1820’s York’. Which runs until June 1. The entire experience was thoroughly worthwhile as it combined the traditional items that adorn the house along with a variety of artifacts and information boards that are specific to this presentation put on by the University of Toronto Museum Studies Graduate Program. We learned a lot, not only about old Toronto but food history also. We were there for over an hour and could have stayed longer as there was much to take in.
    Written April 7, 2024
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