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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 1 week ago via mobile

Good Museum, the video on native language was very informative and inspiring as well. The coffee booth has the best coffee I’ve ever had and we’re from Seattle where coffee is king.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must-see while in Victoria. The building is amazing, with so many collections and services. The volunteers and staff are helpful and friendly, and having Imax is a bonus ! Very central to downtown accommodation and other attractions.

Thank Joy M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Meuse is a wonderful history of 1st Nation People. There are many artifacts including totem poles, clothing, handmade items and oral history recordings about language and how 1st Nation People were treated and mistreated. It was eye-opening. There is also an exhibit of settlers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s been wet years since my last visit. Lots to see and learn. The natural history exhibit is great. Both of us enjoyed the human history of BC. All very well done.

Thank Jeep_guy_YYC
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My absolute favorite is the First Nations exhibit. The ceremonial house is stunning, ask a guide to walk you through it, there is so much history here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Wildlife Photography exhibit and would up taking in the entire museum. A must-see for any BC history enthusiast.

Thank akastes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a museum in downtown Victoria. It is very reasonable entrance charge. One can get a dual admission with the IMAX cinema for under thirty dollars. The display for the First Nations is excellent and is very educational.

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal BC Museum is a wonderful attraction and a great place to spend a day when it's rainy weather. Great place to bring children and lots of history learning in the First Nation's Gallery. The adjoined IMAX Theatre is an option when the museum...More

Thank Loren G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as two adults with no children, and spent 4 hours here easily. There are lots of different galleries so there should be something of interest to everyone. Our favourites are the Old Town gallery which is like walking through the city at the turn...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought by the high admission price, that I was in for a hell of a live animal exhibit, and I wasn't disappointed when I walked into the mammoth room........ but that soon changed, as I spent well over half an hour waiting for the...More

1  Thank sonyaandfam
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janerullo
February 14, 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
September 23, 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
June 26, 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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