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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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100 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Midtown
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I thought I would only stop by for a quick peak (since I purchased the CityPass), but ended up going through all the exhibitions and spending there over 3h. And it was worth it. The exhibitions combined nicely cover all the possible heritages Canadian citizens...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a wet Saturday so decided to go here. Allow yourself at least half a day as there are so many things to see here.

Thank Karen8802
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in town for Victoria weekend and decided to check this venue out. The natural history and biodiversity exhibits are diverse. This is one of the best museums I visited in North America! Not to mention on certain Friday nights you can tour the...More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us and spending some of your long weekend at the museum. Our Friday Night Live events provide a fun, music and drink filled environment to explore our diverse exhibits. The spring season of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The family went to the ROM to see the Viking exhibit. It was very interesting to see everything from clothing, weaponry, jewelry etc. We spent a few hours there.More

Thank Shaz H
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Shaz, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Vikings Exhibit. While that exhibit is now sailing off to another museum, we hope that you will return to see our special...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great attraction on a rainy day! There are a lot to see so just go slowly and concentrate on what you are interested the most. When you need a break just head to the cafeteria to recharge your batteries. Highlights for me were: the dinosaurs,...More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! Our museum is full of great exhibits on world cultures and natural history suitable for all ages. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our dinosaurs, Egyptian and Chinese exhibitions. We...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a cool museum. There is a lot of history and stuff from all over the world. This is a great place for ages.More

Thank Jacob B
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! Our museum is full of great exhibits on world cultures and natural history suitable for all ages. We hope you will return to see our special exhibits: Spiders: Fear & Fascination and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For family members who weren't attending the business meetings that we were attending in Toronto, the Museum provided an opportunity for all interests. My son particularly enjoyed the Egypt exhibit.More

Thank dook49
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the ROM. We are glad you enjoyed our Egypt exhibit! Our museum is full of great exhibits on world cultures and natural history. We hope you will return to see our special exhibits:...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Diverse but not overwhelming collection of natural and human artifacts from throughout the world. We started off with one of the free "orientation tours" that gave us a great overview of things we wanted to go back and look at in more detail.More

Thank WitzinCville
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with the ROM. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that you had a chance to join our museum tours. We hope you will return to see our special exhibits: Spiders:...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge museum, but interesting. There are large sections on dinosaurs which I'm sure that younger children, in particular, will enjoy. |i found the sections on natural history, and Canadian fauna, interesting, and there is also a small but good section covering ancient Egypt....More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the First Peoples gallery, and the Biodiversity and Egypt exhibits. Thank you for sharing your feedback about the European gallery. The ROM values feedback...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After having visited the Museum of Science in Boston, I thought I would give my local museums a chance. I went to the ROM with an open mind and willing to learn and read and not just look at the exhibits. This museum sucks. Sorry....More

Thank Enrico P
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June B
11 March 2018|
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Response from BBMuskoka | Reviewed this property |
Probably anytime during the week would be less busy, as wel as in the morning. It's quite busy on the weekends.
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Jessica B
24 February 2018|
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Response from ROMtoronto | Property representative |
Hello, The ROM doesn't have on site parking but we do have a Green P parking lot very close to us at Bloor and Bedford Rd. (9 Bedford Rd.) I believe it is a flat rate of $14 per day. Best, Tamara
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Laura G
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Response from ladybugs07 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The Dior exhibit can take between 10-30 mins. It really depends on how much time you want to spend looking at each piece. I would allot for half hour to be sure. It was really beautiful.
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