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Royal BC Museum

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Neighbourhood: James Bay
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Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum...

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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This was a grand activity during our trip to Victoria. It was actually an afterthought due to our plans being rained on, but it turned out perfectly & we ended up returning later... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a grand activity during our trip to Victoria. It was actually an afterthought due to our plans being rained on, but it turned out perfectly & we ended up returning later in the week with our nieces. Fascinating, entertaining, and well done exhibits. A great time had by all!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have been to London England, but so far my favourite museum is the BC Museum. The exhibits are interesting, informative and FUN.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a natural history exhibit, a BC history exhibit, a first peoples exhibit, and then a rotational one that has included the Titanic exhibit and the BC gold rush exhibit. This is a must-see if you're travelling to Victoria. Don't leave valuables visible in your vehicle in the rear parking area. There's a great portion of the natural history exhibit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to go for the day when it is raining. Lots of old and historical displays. Good for kids and old alike

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place for both adults and children. My 3-year old son loved it. We will come back soon for sure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Toured the Museum for the first time in 35 years, lots of improvements for the better, also saw a film in the Imax theatre, it was awesome

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had to kill a rainy morning and a relative had tickets for us. The exhibits were very well done and guite informative but needs some more displays didn't really take long to go through, but there is an image theater that we did not do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even if you're not a history buff, you'll love the exhibits! I especially enjoyed the re-created town, I thought I was on a movie set!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has some outstanding exhibits and some are changed quite frequently so there is almost always something new to see. The historic exhibits are fairly static as one would expect so history lovers can return anytime to add to their education. The Royal BC Museum hosts world class exhibits from around the world in addition to our own BC... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we waited forever to get into the museum and not impressed by the queue management. This is a great provincial resource and has so much to offer that was tarnished by the less than adequate welcome.

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