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Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
+1 250-356-7226
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Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la.
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to the museum to see the local BC collections. We were very impressed with the museum. Exhibits were well marked. We followed the museum map, starting at the top, and moving down. We especially liked the First Nations exhibits since we do not...More

Thank Herbert M
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Reviewed yesterday

Traveling in early Summer. Yes, there’s crowds. Yes, there’s harried teachers and chaperones. Best of all, there’s time to explore. With lots of exhibits to see, there’s something here for everyone. Lots of staff and volunteers to answer questions. Opportunities to interact with some of...More

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Outstanding exhibits- allow at least 2 hrs to see it all throughly. Great way to learn BC history and culture.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Come to the BC Museum and see a wonderful Egyptian Exhibit with wonderful artifacts that make you realize how important History is. Many families with children enjoying the exhibit. Very well done.

Thank kris133
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw the Egyptian exhibit and we were very impressed with how well done it was. There were lots of detailed displays and a few interactive ones that children l enjoy.

Thank Sharon W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Prepare to spend at least 4 or 5 hours here. This museum offers a wide array of exhibits over many different topics, cultures, historical periods, animals and artifacts. During our visit, the special exhibition was "Egypt", and that exhibit alone was worth the price of...More

Thank VanEsq12
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the area right after the Egyptian Display opened, and were very pleased at the late hours the museum stayed open to accommodate people who wanted to see the displays. We came in the evening and did not have to wait in line....More

Thank Heartlab
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Egyptian exposition was absolutely amazing and nicely placed. While the exposition is not nearly as large as that of the Smithsonian institution or the Cairo museum, the visual aids were much more impressive and modern. Great easy way to learn about the Egyptians in...More

Thank Pablo_Contreras_R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a lovely easy museum to visit, we found it very interesting with such excellent displays in their own setting. The mammoth was wonderful. The museum is very child oriented. Easy location,wonderful amenities on every floor. We enjoyed the IMAX theatre with the...More

Thank adamsconz
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful rendezvous spot with friends. We enjoyed the imax and excellent gift shops together and split up for exhibitions. The First Nations permanent exhibit is not to be missed. It is beautiful and tasteful but also moving. The room of totems and...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
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janerullo
14 February 2018|
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Response from Danda H | Reviewed this property |
RBCM Archives - suggest you call direct re. access to Archives, 250-256-7226. St. Ann's Academy - there is disabled access available by arrangement during opening hours. St. Ann's Archives is not at the Academy... has its... More
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bellbird33
23 September 2017|
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Response from Minkymonkey | Reviewed this property |
A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day
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Chris B
27 June 2017|
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Response from Jul D | Reviewed this property |
No they are not. There are not many "pet" appropriate areas for animals in the city centre. Lots in the surrounding municipalities.
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