Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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
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About Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria

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

  • Very expansive exhibits and tons of stuff to look and ponder over. My visit was during Our Living Languages- First Peoples' Voices in BC (very informative) and Wildlife Photographer of the Year (stunning photos) exhibitions. If you are the type who loves to take your time exploring and reading, I would suggest buying a two-day pass or at least arriving early in the morning. Also, you can take photos in most places as long as it's not flash-photography. Overall, a great place to visit for kids and adults.

  • A must-see for tourists and residents alike! I especially enjoyed the section of the museum dedicated to the First Nation cultures. Lots of cool artifacts that gave insight as to what life was like hundreds of years ago. The exhibit I found the most fascinating was an interactive display of BC that mapped the different language family trees. You could press buttons on the map and hear recordings of greetings spoken by various native groups. For those interested in natural history, the museum also has plenty of beautiful specimens on display.

  • Very interesting and comfortable. There are a couple of domes where you can play with sound effects and be like in the nature with real size animals. For adults there are lots of things to learn about. I like it but it was too much for a 3 year old kid. I am sure it gets more interesting for kids after 6 years old.

  • Great museum. It's located right in the heart of the city, so it's near a lot of other cool attractions, which is a plus. I think my favorite part was the indigenous peoples exhibits--so many artifacts, and the area on linguistic diversity was of particular interest to me. The natural history section of the museum was also pretty good, although we moved through it relatively fast because we had a ferry to catch.

  • Very impressive. A regional anthropological and cultural gem. Not to be missed. Allow plenty of time for a visit. Better yet, go more than once. There's always something else to learn, no matter how many times you visit.

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