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 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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95% of people who visit Victoria include Royal British Columbia Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
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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
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Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria Reviews
A favourite place of mine from childhood that I hadn't visited in 20+ years, it still ranks as one of the top experiential museums I've been to. I was shocked by the price and would definitely recommend setting aside at least four hours to give it a good go through. In the mid-seventies I went to school nearby and spent many hours wandering the exhibits, particularly the old town. The scope has increased significantly since then and I feel it's a well balanced mix of walk-through / be in exhibits and artifacts on display. If you've got the time and despite the price I highly recommend a visit.
Loved the Egypt exhibit. The RBCM has been a favorite spot all my life, since the 70's. Though I do miss the beautiful carved wood doors, curtain fountains and hand carved First Nations canoe that greeted visitors, I am happy with all the rest they have preserved. Thanks goes to all those behind the scenes who keep the exhibits looking wonderful. And to those who create the well thought of and laid out temporary exhibits.
Saw the Egyptian Exhibit. Fascinating and thorough. Kids loved it for a while. A little too much for young kids. Would be great if they had a school project to compete on the topic to keep them focused. Overall, very well done.
The part of the museum that remains the Same all year is very well done. British Columbia's natural history and some excellent exhibits about British Columbia's First Nations. As to the exhibit that changes periodically, they are always well done also but obviously depending on Personal Taste can be more or less interesting than the rest of the museum.
Went for the Egyptian exhibit, but checked out the rest as well. Did it in 2 hours, with time for a coffee break, however we didn't go through all the exhibits in detail. Seemed like the Egyptian exhibit was more models and displays than I expected, but it was still quite interesting. The other exhibits are well put together and lots for kids to enjoy. Worth the price of admission.