Royal British Columbia MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2503567226
- Ticket Price: 16 CAD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
Royal British Columbia Museum - Review
A natural and human history museum that showcases various permanent and temporary exhibits based on the history and culture of British Columbia. The permanent galleries are the Natural History, Modern History and First Nation’s History. The enormous collection includes millions of artefacts, specimens, documents and records. There are several popular touring exhibits that are also showcased at the museum and change periodically. The museum is also home to the IMAX theatre that shows educational as well as commercial cinema. The Royal Museum Shop and the National Geographic Store are brimming with interesting gift items, toys, books and souvenirs. There is also the Museum Cafe located in the main lobby.
Royal British Columbia Museum Information
- All areas except parts of the third floor are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
- Wheelchairs and strollers are available on loan from coat check.
- Guide and assistance dogs are welcome with proper documentation.
Royal British Columbia Museum Ticket Prices
- All prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
- Museum Admission- Senior (65+): $11.00, Youth (6 -18): $11.00 and Student (19+) with valid id: $11.00.
- Entry is free for children under three to five years.
Royal British Columbia Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum Cafe: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and On Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
How To reach Royal British Columbia Museum by Public Transport
- Public Transit Bus Routes: 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 21, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 72, 75
Restaurants Near Royal British Columbia Museum
- The Bengal Lounge
- The Old Spaghetti Factory
- Milestones Grill + Bar
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Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria Reviews
Absolutely amazing place. Beautifully constructed and filled with a lot of interesting information about the surrounding area of BC. I can't speak from a locals point of view, but from a tourist it was the perfect way to end my trip in Victoria. Has a cute little cafe and gift shop and the security was very helpful. Photography is allowed, however no flash - this is to just help keep the experience of others as enjoyable as your own. Amazing place, should definitely visit.
ACCESSIBILITY: This space is accessible and accommodating for most needs. STAFF: Knowledgeable and polite. EXPERIENCE: A good experience with detailed exhibits. The section on Indigenous peoples and language is excellent. It is nice to see the museum removing some of the white wash off its exhibits. A good start. Allow for at least 3 hours to see all the exhibits.
An excellent place to spend a day. I think that the website says to allow 2 hours for your visit but personally I would stretch that to 3 or 4- there's so much to look at and explore. The Egypt exhibit was quite comprehensive with some exquisite pieces on display. The textile and jewelry items were very cool to see up close and the 3d printed models as well as the miniatures of temples, etc were enthralling. The permanent exhibits are equally as interesting. From Natural History to First Peoples to immersive time capsules of what BC was like in certain areas and time periods, all of it was fascinating. The layout of this Museum is great as well, it allows for flow of people but you can also explore at your own pace and schedule. I highly recommend visiting here. It's great for all ages. My only complaint is that the gift shop could use some more variety :) I would also like to commend the ticket salesperson that sold us our tickets, she was one of the nicest customer service agents I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
This is an awesome museum with a ton of BC-centric exhibits. My wife and I particularly enjoyed the human history exhibits on the third floor. They had a mock Chinatown and commercial district to explore (mostly just storefronts and artifacts, not like a living history thing) that were cobblestone. The First Nations exhibit was also super cool. This isn’t to say the natural history wasn’t interesting, it just didn’t captivate us as much as the third floor.
Thoroughly enjoyed our day here. It was so interesting reading about the First Nations. Strangely, I'd never considered the impact of settlers on indigenous people of Canada as it isn't as widely discussed as the USA. The journey through time into the gold rush exhibits were great. I particularly enjoyed seeing some old memories from the 90s even if it did make me feel old now that the toys I had are officially in a museum. Following that, we visited the natural history part of the museum. The guest exhibition was closed in preparation for the upcoming Pharaohs display but the natural history exhibits themselves were very informative and fun for the kids. One bit of advice would be that keeping kids entertained for long periods in the main museum will be tricky if you don't engage them somehow with the history as it's a lot of information to take in.
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