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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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“natural history” (309 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

So much to see and do... I'm glad I came... it is a must see... so much to see. I could have spent hours in here.

Thank Sandra J
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thanks for the great review Sandra!

Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Always a first class experience. My kids grew up loving this place and now my grandchildren are enjoying it!

Thank murray a
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thanks for the review Murray! So lovely to hear that three generations of your family are enjoying the museum.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I really like this museum. To be honest I think that everyone should come and visit this museum, and mostly for new immigrants of BC. They can learn a lot about BC. There is currently a frozen mammoth at the museum!

Thank Jackcai761
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

They have a mammoth exhibit on a t the moment until December which is quite interesting and worth a look. All in all I thought this was a decent museum and not too expensive considering where it is. We didn't have time to see the...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a must when visiting Victoria. It regards the history of the first inhabitants of Victoria and science world. Great for small and children.

Thank luisac69
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Having time to burn in Victoria, the Royal British Columbia Museum is a great location whether you are a long distance visitor or a local. Situation adjacent to the Victoria Inner Harbour close to the Empress Hotel is a great location for sight seeing. The...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must if you are travelling to Victoria with children. Try to include a few iMax films with your visit. You can spend the whole day in this museum. The old town and nature areas are amazing and magical. The First Nations exhibit...More

Thank Mommabel
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks for the lovely review Mommabel!

Reviewed 13 September 2016

My son and I have visited every year for 5 years. No matter what age, there is always something he gets interested in. There are news exhibits every year and older ones gets refurbished. The old town is always a hit. We watched the new...More

Thank Ladeeda2014
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Being a local, and having traveled all over the world, I am proud that the BC Museum ranks among the best. We are lucky to have this treasure in our back yard, and we are always excited to visit the museum. I encourage anyone traveling...More

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went to the woolly mammoth exhibit recently. It was fascinating and educational and a lot of fun. What I noted most about it was how kid-friendly it is. There are signs everywhere saying, "Please Touch". There are interactive stations where kids (or anyone!) can...More

1  Thank Trish G
Mairin K, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Thanks for the wonderful review Trish! Glad you enjoyed the Mammoths exhibition. Great advice about checking out the food trucks.

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bellbird33
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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Chris B
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.
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Misty P
6 June 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Misty, Google maps says it is a 23 minute walk from Ogden point, where the cruise ships come in. Not too bad, all flat ground and if you follow the water, some very nice things to see like the inner harbour and... More
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