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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Most of the touristy places were packed and overpriced. Awful experience. Things are too expensive in this city. The only free thing was going down to the harbor (not worht the time).More

Thank tee708
RoyalBCMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Royal BC Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi tee708, If you have some specific details about your experience at the Royal BC Museum, rather than Victoria at large, I urge you to reach out directly to our Visitor Experience and Revenue Manager, Sanjay Uppal. His email address is suppal@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca. Thanks for your...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Well worth your time and you will learn something new . Very well done and very professional . Great Day .

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The museum has both a large Indian collection and turn of the century exhibits. Of special interest was the special mammoth exhibit, which was well done. The Indian section displayed art work by local Indians, which were quite beautiful. The turn of the century exhibits...More

Thank poirot8345
Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a spectacular museum, with an incredible array of interesting and unique things to see. Take your time you don't want to miss anything.

Thank mcconnmj
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to see the museum based on reviews and also because I was across the street at the Empress for a conference. I also wanted to see the baby mammoth, which was fascinating. Disclaimer is that we rushed our visit - we didn't have much...More

Thank desertmidwife
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were pleased with our experience at the Royal BC museum. The interactive, multimedia displays of the Woolly Mammoths were incredible. We particularly enjoyed the human history collection on the 3rd floor that offers a look into the lives of early Canadians...More

Thank morganj142
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The Royal BC Museum focuses on the natural history (second floor) and anthropology (third floor) of BC. By maintaining this focus, it provides spectacular insights into the region. The top floor not only features exhibits of totem poles and other First Nation artifacts, but it...More

Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is fantastic ! Amazing for history lovers and movie theatre there always have good shows on . We saw 6 movies one day as this is the only place that is showing them ! Museum is amazing , with wonderful display.

Thank Bohemian_me84
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We've been visiting this museum for over 20 years and there is always something interesting to see. Currently it's "Walk Among Giants" Mammoths--giants of the Ice Age. The museum also has an impressive display of First Nations history, totem poles, a long house and has...More

Thank Jan206
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We also went to 2 IMAX movies in the museum. They were very well done. The history in the museum was very well presented inside of a beautiful facility.

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23 September 2017|
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Response from YeeHaa | Reviewed this property |
2 hours would let you wander through comfortably.
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.
Misty P
6 June 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hey Misty, Google maps says it is a 23 minute walk from Ogden point, where the cruise ships come in. Not too bad, all flat ground and if you follow the water, some very nice things to see like the inner harbour and... More