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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 3 October 2016

Went to see "Walk Among Giants" the Mammoth exhibit and while it was interesting, I suggest it is more for school age children than adults. Lots of big bones and the mummified baby mammoth was interesting but that's about it. The "Climate Change" exhibit that...More

Thank Buddi2365
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent the whole morning here. The exhibitions are beautifully presented. You felt that you were part of it rather than just looking at it.

Thank IanandLorraine
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was quite good with its exhibits and had some of the best kids interactive activities but it's flow was very confusing, they would do good to put direction arrows on the floor. I would start then take a turn and be in a...More

Thank Dee R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Took visitors to see the Wooly Mammoth Exhibit. They really enjoyed all the Museum had on display. Great place to wander around and so historical.

Thank Leona M
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

A great museum that showcases so much history. The wooly mammoth display was incredible too. Definitely worth going.

Thank Aaron J
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had some time to fill in and chose the museum. We saw all of the Mammoth display and some of the First Nations display. Unfortunately we spent so much time at the Mammoth display that we only had a short time for a the...More

Thank Monismith2014
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great place for everyone to come and see history in the making! The baby Mammoth display is well worth the experience, so everything else is a bonus!

Thank sashakeena
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took my 88 year old mother to the exhibit. It was a wonderful experience! We attended the exhibit and the IMAX theatre. Staff is helpful and efficient. We were able to borrow a wheelchair for my Mom and all but a...More

Thank Eileen S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Wonderful location! Impressive building. Great IMAX theatre with a wide variety of movies for all ages. Fabulous gift shop. And the most jaw dropping totem poles located both inside the museum and on the grounds!!!!

Thank marbella50
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great human timeline to Canada, taking the visitor from the first nations to more up to date populations Mammoth exhibition very good

Thank Dipper999
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Chris B
26 June 2017|
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Response from June475 | Reviewed this property |
Highly doubt it. I'd check with the museum.
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
shelby s
20 April 2017|
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Response from WhiteOverlord | Reviewed this property |
Hi I believe the museum hrs are from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily all yr round (even though the website says winter hrs right now) but for more info specific to the museum, you might want to try the following; Royal BC... More