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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Museum Cafe: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and On Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
- Public Transit Bus Routes: 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 21, 25, 27, 28, 30, 31, 72, 75
- The Bengal Lounge
- The Old Spaghetti Factory
- Milestones Grill + Bar
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95% of people who visit Victoria include Royal British Columbia Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
69.44% of people start their Royal British Columbia Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Royal British Columbia Museum
66.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Royal British Columbia Museum
Really interesting series of exhibits - cool stuff with First Nations language preservation and history, and the European exploration of BC. Went while the Egyptian visiting gallery was there, which was neat. Queue to get in moved really slowly, which was the main conversation point among the many different groups standing there - it wasn't obvious why it took the cashiers several minutes to sell each person a ticket. (Maybe they all had unusually complicated orders, discount codes, and wanted to learn more about long-term membership opportunities?)
Excellent exhibits. Large aboriginal focus which I appreciated. The Egypt exhibit was fairly extensive but was a lot of information in pieces that were slightly oversized (information overload). Overall, however, the exhibits were well put together with a solid mix in of interactive components to keep you interested.
Being a bit of a history need, I love the Royal BC Museum. I wish I could go there more frequently. Lots to do and see for all ages. Highly recommend that everyone visit here!
I adore this museum, great for kids and adults. Lots of interactive things to do, I loved being able to actually go into buildings and it looked immaculate like a little town. They did a fantastic job putting this museum together, I learned a lot about my country I never knew. Lots of surprises
Fantastic museum! Very immersive. Great for the whole family. Takes about 3 hours if you really stop and look at everything. Definitely a must do if possible.