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Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
+1 416-586-8000
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Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. The Renaissance ROM expansion project (2007) merged the iconic architectural heritage of the original building with the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Crystal marked the beginning of a new era for the ROM as the country's premier cultural and social destination.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“bat cave” (204 reviews)
“natural history” (185 reviews)
“chihuly exhibit” (144 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I love it! GREAT SHOWS. Came to see Chihuly and Tattoos exhibitions but so many unexpected arts, exquisitely curated shows also surprised me. Beautiful Youth-3rd Gender show, it's about Japanese Wakashu, AKA 3rd gender in Eto period, I truly gained knowledge.

Thank Giovanna S
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear Giovanna, Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed all three of the Royal Ontario Museum's temporary exhibits. I also agree how brilliant and informative the Third Gender exhibit is.Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've been going here since I was a kid and it's still enjoyable. It's changed enough to keep it interesting buy stayed the same enough to still be the place I remember 25 years ago. If you're travelling to Toronto it's a must see for...More

Thank KinleyGraham
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Happy to hear the Royal Ontario Museum has been a place you've been able to enjoy all these years. Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit(s)! Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Tons of things to explore, only checked out the one extra exhibit. Tattoos was small and underwhelming, but on Friday evening the price is cheap enough to pay the extra fee. I think it's kinda silly to charge extra for each of the two temp...More

Thank Masticater
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review from your recent visit. Happy to hear you enjoyed your time exploring the Museum. Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 18 July 2016

This was hired for a private party and it didn't disappoint. A fantastic space especially with a dinosaur hanging over you. The space had bars, a band, pop up photo booth and loads of food stations. it was really good. What topped it off was...More

Thank another_JohnDoe
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Sounds like an amazing evening! Glad the Royal Ontario Museum was able to provide such a memorable experience. Thank you for leaving your feedback. Melissa

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Excellent choice for all visitors to Toronto. Native, Asian, Roman, Ancient Greek art for adults. Dinosaurs, natural history, mummies, arms and armor for the kids. Canadian art, artists and history interwoven in well-displayed, chronological galleries. An encyclopedic museum that hits all the right notes. Frank...More

Thank Ellen C
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback from your recent visit. So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time spent exploring the Museum. Sincerely, Melissa

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A must visit while in Toronto! You should plan at least 3 hours for your visit. The Asia and Africa exhibits were awesone!

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Glad to hear you enjoyed both our Africa and Asia exhibits! Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 18 July 2016

First of all, get the CityPass to save on all attractions. This was a really nice museum with a TON of exhibits. Spent about an hour and a half with the family here. You will have to take the subway from downtown which was only...More

Thank Bill S
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Dear Bill, Pleased to hear you were able to visit the Royal Ontario Museum with the Toronto CityPass. Glad you enjoyed the time spent exploring the galleries with your family! Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was very much looking forward to visiting this museum, but found it disappointing - the displays were comprehensive, but confusing, there was no clear way to track the exhibits by time period or route around the museum. I have no doubt that there is...More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Apologies you found your experience at the Museum disappointing. Regardless, we do appreciate the feedback in hopes we can provide a more comprehensive way finding tool going forward. Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place, but my 16 year old wasn't as enthusiastic as my science whiz 12 yr old and my husband. There's a lot of history and science there. I loved the mummies and ancient Egyptian artifacts!

Thank Caliyork
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Pleased to read your family enjoyed their day spent exploring the Museum! Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. Sincerely, Melissa

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

It'd be a great place to bring children, lots of interactive exhibits. Really big place, block out a whole day for it. Not great for teenagers.

Thank Ketty R
ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. Excellent visiting tip as it could definitely take a day to explore the Museum! Sincerely, Melissa

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Kelly E
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
In and out privileges are allowed on the same day.
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D P
20 May 2017|
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Response from ROMtoronto | Property representative |
Dear Heather, An average visit to the ROM is approximately 3-4 hours. Sincerely, Melissa
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christinadimitra
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Response from 491dean | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the dinosaur exhibit and most of the museum is part of the General Admission. Go for the Chihuly exhibit as mentioned by one above. So, so worth it!
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