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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

The special exhibits always leave us hungry for more!! Our grandchildren practically LIVE there since we bought a special family membership for them. My personal favorite was the Pompeii Exhibition, but my husband loved the blue whale.

Thank ManhattanZelda
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Reviewed yesterday

Went to the museum not knowing what to expect but found such a diverse collection with information on not only Canada but ancient Korea and China as well. Great collection of Korean pottery and history, I learned so much about ancient Korea that I did...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely stunning exhibition of dinosaur fossils, one of the best I've seen. A must for every visitor to Toronto.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful museum ewith a vast collection. Great educational facility for young and old alike. Frequently has stupendous travelling exhibitions. Well worth the visit, especially if you are interested in history.More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization, so there is something for everyone! We currently have two special exhibitions: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit with your family! I bought the city pass and the ROM was one of the attractions included. The place is very organized, stroller friendly (I visited with my infant son and wife), and has tons of interesting things to see. If...More

1  Thank Pedro M
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization. We usually recommend at least 3-4 hours to see our permanent galleries, and there's always something new to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If for no other reason go for the Dinosaurs and everything else is a bonus. Amazing so much history within the building. A great interactive play area for children.More

Thank Laura L
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Laura, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization. We are glad you enjoyed our dinosaurs exhibit and that you had a chance to check out...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is very cool for everyone including couples and families. Check out the specific displays that are on for a limited time.More

Thank Michael P
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization, so there is something for everyone! We currently have two special exhibitions: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is by far one of the best museums I have ever been in with 4 levels of wonders. They have permanent galleries as well as special exhibitions. Check them out to see what is there before you visit. Easily accessible by subway or...More

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization. We usually recommend about 3-4 hours to see our permanent galleries, and there's always something new to see!...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can very easily spend an entire day here! The Jurassic exhibit is very well presented, telling you which bones are real and which ones are replicas. There are several interactive parts for children. There are a wide array of animal specimens on display. All...More

Thank TonyaOnATrip
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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our museum houses a diverse collection of galleries in natural history and ancient civilization. We usually recommend about 3-4 hours to see our permanent galleries, and there's always something new to see...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Calling this one semi-interactive map an exhibit is really stretching the truth. Maybe the exhibit also got lost? By all means go to the ROM - the permanent exhibits alone are worth it - but don't make a special trip for this.

Thank Lisa M
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Worradog
9 June 2018|
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Response from ROMtoronto | Property representative |
Hello, Backpacks can definetly be checked at our coat check.
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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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