Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria
About Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria
Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2, Canada
Ticket Price: 16 CAD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Museum, Outdoors, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museum
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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 - Write a Review
The cost to enter this museum is $21 per person, not cheap. Once we got in we realized there really isn't much to see. There aren't that many exhibits and not much to interest a person who is interested in history and who has visited numerous museums such as myself. When I was there, there were literally hundreds of children from schools on tours. When you're there you realize this museum is really set up for kids. The gift shop however is superb.
Great way to spend a rainy afternoon! It was a tad pricy but was very informative and they have done an excellent job of providing a history of BC. The large open rooms and exhibits also provide a lot of room for kids and I didn’t find it as busy as other museums I’ve visited. The only feedback I’d give them is to add some signs so that you know which was to visit the exhibits in order.
Love this museum. There are multiple changing exhibits on top of the standard ones. One of my favourite times going here was for the Di Vinci exhibit, which was fully interactive. It's great for kids and adults with things for everyone. Friendly staff and good food also.
Could have stayed longer. It has been a long time since I enjoyed a museum. I take it for granted there is a good one so close to me. And it gave me a new menu idea for my restaurant... all in all a good experience. Maybe a few more interactive exhibits, perhaps a game of sorts could spark more interest. Otherwise a great environment for learning and progressive thought.
I had high hopes for this museum after seeing it ranked among the best in the country, but I should have just gone into it blind. Overall, it played out more like a visitor's centre and less like an established museum. Good for families and those interested in local culture, but not well suited for people interested in a serious delve into history. There are no dates next to artifacts, and the limited number of exhibitions and displays are almost exclusively about BC. It was good for what it was -- kids and adults alike will enjoy the replicated natural environments and historical streetscapes, and there is a fantastic First Nations section -- but best to manage expectations about what you'll see (or not see) in advance.
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