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Royal BC Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Royal BC Museum Entrance Ticket
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Royal BC Museum Entrance Ticket
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a look. We have 3 kids 12, 10 and 8 they loved it for 90 minutes! Opens at 10 so don’t get there too early!

Thank henrymartin71
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a fantastic museum , very wheelchair friendly ! Staff very helpfull and very welcoming. Lovely cafe with very naughty cakes ( diet on holiday same as me ) . Very interesting and informative displays. Very well located and very easy to find.

Thank JoeM5609
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I spent four hours wandering through this museum. I stopped half way through and went and had a cup of tea and snack. It was a lovely day reviewing all the exhibits. A really great museum.

Thank Shannan J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to learn more about the history of the First Nation People of British Columbia and they have a great exhibit with Totem Poles, Spirit Masks and lots of stories about their lives.

Thank kp122
Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place, If you really want to see everything and take your time plan for 3 or more hours. While we visited the Egypt exhibit was on and it was the first time to see such items. Really please with the whole Museum, its a...More

Thank DKMac2010
Reviewed 2 days ago

If it is raining this is a good way to pass the time when in Victoria.This is a nice way to spend a quiet day while in Victoria

Thank gooilersLeduc
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a repeat visit to this museum during a one day stopover in Victoria. Good permanent exhibits, interesting special exhibits, great info on indigenous people.

Thank OKtravelfriends
Reviewed 3 days ago

The four hours we spent going through the Egyptian exhibit passed quickly. Lots of information about the history and culture of ancient Egypt, and a mind-blowing collection of artifacts dating as far back as 6000 years. Educational, fascinating, and fun.

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been many times and my wife loves the current Egyptian display. The museum has much more to offer though and no trip to Victoria is complete without spending the 2 hours it takes to get a tour.

Thank altun13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent the morning here after it opened at 10:00. We were able to see all of it within 3 hours. We enjoyed the exhibits and felt like we learned a lot about the history of BC. Go, take the kids you will all enjoy...More

Thank Mwilliford
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14 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
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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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.