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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed yesterday

On B.C.'s Family Day we went to the Royal BC Museum to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. It was absolutely amazing! We were most impressed with the photographs taken by children as young as 7 years of age. Quite stunning! It was...More

Thank 1909Linda
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is worth the visit. It is solid, not particularly memorable. It is interesting. It appears to be less concerned about being objective and a little more about advocating a political agenda.

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love going to the museum every time we come to Victoria! Love the feature exhibits, the classic exhibits and the imax. Just try not to go on a weekend or a bank holiday as the place becomes an absolute zoo

Thank Zach A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and it I spent the afternoon at the museum. We could have easily spent a couple more hours. My son really was interested in the natural history floor. I found the history floor more interesting. We also took in the IMAX while there....More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Royal BC Museum is a must visit for locals and tourists alike! Lots of neat exhibits and the IMAX theatre is fantastic for watching nature documentaries and feature films.

Thank Z3862GEashleyt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We cut our tour of the museum short, because there was too much emphasis on political beliefs that had nothing to do with the exhibits. We went to the museum to see historic stuff, not to be constantly preached at about politics and social engineering....More

Thank ScottishPaul
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Paul. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the museum tour but glad you liked the Terry Fox exhibition and Food Truck Festival. We'd appreciate you sending more detailed feedback to our communications team at news@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Museum several times over the years and have never been disappointed. They always have new exhibits to enjoy.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum experience is always great. They are doing some renovations right now but they still have all the exhibits open. If you are Canadian, beware of the current Groupon for the local deal for the museum as it is in American dollars and ends...More

1  Thank Tanis A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come here at least once every 2-3 months, and the children are never bored, always finds new things to learn about. Great family time, about 2-3 hours.

Thank DBab2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not been to this museum for over 20 years. We had forgotten how GREAT it is. Will definitely will visit again in the future.

Thank Prime_Sandy_Beach
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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.