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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
+1 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the best that I have ever seen. All exhibits were clean, well documented for visitors, great space for walking and viewing, fabulous variety, wonderful history.

Thank JenniR4
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went to the Mammoth: Giants of the Ice Age exhibit and I cannot begin to describe how memorable Lyuba still is to my wife and I. It reminded me about how I use to feel in aw of the world's secrets more often, when...More

Thank Sophie P
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Went to the museum this afternoon for a leisurely visit on a cold, wet, windy day. Enjoyed the exhibits and learned much about BC history, especially natural history. Not crowded. Reasonable entrance fee. Recommended.

Thank Sager
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

While I was visiting the Royal BC Museum, I kept thinking about my daughter: She should see that place. When I was there, there was an exhibition about Ice Age, which all kids would love to see. I particularly loved the way the museum is...More

Thank Meral Melek Ü
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

This museum was so much fun to explore because of the different exhibits that are offered. In particular, I found the First Nations exhibit to be fun as well as what Victoria looked like in the past. I would recommend this museum to anyone visiting...More

Thank Caroline F
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

The museum is well laid out with informative and thoughtful insights on BC history from the First Nations to modern day.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was our second visit to this wonderful museum and I recommend it to anyone I know is headed to Victoria. From both natural and cultural perspectives it provides comprehensive historical information and visual representations. My only criticism is that I found it difficult to...More

Thank janetk89
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We bought our tickets when we got there. The line to buy tickets was long but went quickly. We started on the top floor and worked our way down. The museum is constantly changing the main exhibit. We went when they had the Mammoth Exhibit....More

Thank Krys G
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Due to cancelled flights I had to spend most of my Saturday in Victoria so chose to visit Royal BC Museum. Really appreciated the First Nation exhibit as BC's First Nations are amongst the most advanced communities and represent some of the best aboriginal art....More

Thank Steven H
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This museum is a great place for anyone to get lost in and enjoy. The museum is constantly changing and updating the galleries. The totem pole gallery is stunning and an amazing tribute to the First People. You must go here!

Thank meritagebc
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janerullo
13 February 2018|
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Response from Danda H | Reviewed this property |
RBCM Archives - suggest you call direct re. access to Archives, 250-256-7226. St. Ann's Academy - there is disabled access available by arrangement during opening hours. St. Ann's Archives is not at the Academy... has its... More
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bellbird33
23 September 2017|
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Response from Minkymonkey | Reviewed this property |
A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day
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Chris B
26 June 2017|
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Response from Jul D | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. There are not many "pet" appropriate areas for animals in the city centre. Lots in the surrounding municipalities.
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