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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
Phone Number: +1 416-586-8000
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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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Fantastic museum with lots to see

The best museum in Toronto fairly recently revamped with a new "crystal" facade and higher admission pricetag. Bottom and top floors cover social history (Asia on the bottom... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best museum in Toronto fairly recently revamped with a new "crystal" facade and higher admission pricetag. Bottom and top floors cover social history (Asia on the bottom floor and Europe and middle east on the top) fantastic dino exhibits on the middle floor very nicely laid out with lots of fossil mammals too. Lots for kids to do and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ROM is a must see for sure, I have been a number of times and it is always cool. Always lots to see and do.

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

Dear Michael, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit(s) to the museum. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sincerely, Olivia More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a cold day waiting for the Santa Parade. The many exhibits are varied and well done. The gems were stunning, spend quite a bit of time admiring all the beauty. The life in crisis was well done. Bat cave fun for kids. Chinese temple art, gallery of birds.The Canadian totem pole was something like I ave ever seen.... More 

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

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to the museum and the diversity of our collections. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sincerely, Olivia More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Liebeskind addition truly adds to the existing older buildings of theis natural history museum. The present show on glass by Chiluly is fantastic and its a Busy place full of visitors, children etc.

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

Dear Victoria, Pleased to hear you enjoyed our bright & beautiful Chihuly exhibit. The Libeskind addition is always a conversation starter! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sincerely, Olivia More 

Brantford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking , beautiful exhibit, can't be missed on your trip to Toronto , have seenit few times now and it will not be the last time , there is always something new to see at the ROM

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

Dear Yolanda, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit(s) to the museum and our stunning Chihuly exhibition. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Sincerely, Olivia More 

Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Vibrant color and shapes AKA the world of Dale Chihuly now on display at the ROM until Jan 8 2017. The ROM itself is certainly worth the trip but the special exhibition of Chihuly's work is what we took the 2 hour drive to Toronto for and we weren't disappointed. Timed tickets get you into the show but we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was impressed with the museum. It has many floors and sections. I was unable to see all the sections on every floor but was impressed with what I saw. This museum is a great one to see. I love this museum. The Egyptian section was an educational section for me and my wife. Also the different kinds of animal... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kiddy saw the Chihuly exhibit at the ROM and highly recommend it. Absolutely stunning huge glass works!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not only the building is interesting! The inside of this museum has something for everyone. So bring the family and come often. Because the ROM has a lot to offer for all ages and tastes. We saw the most interesting Chihully glass exhibit and the wildlife photography show. But the dinosaur permanent exhibition and other historic and important artifacts are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited specifically to take in the Chihuly (glass artist) exhibit and it is spectacular. Also had a forgettable and poor quality lunch in their café, something I will avoid in future - a sad basement space and sad food -so many better restaurants and cafes nearby. We toured some of the rest of the museum and found it looking... More 

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