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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
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+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed yesterday

Well done. So interesting. Didn't see it all. Spent 1 1/2 hours and had to leave. Could spend 12 hours!

Thank grannyof4321
Reviewed yesterday

I've been to the RBCM a few times and every visit has been worth the trip. There is so much history and displays to enjoy at the Museum. The staff are knowledgable and friendly. If you are visiting Victoria I would insist on making a...More

Thank Maltgirl57
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must-see. Don't leave Victoria without roaming around this incredible museum! Even if you only have an hour or so...do it. There's so much to see, hear, do. You will learn SO much.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed yesterday

The natural history section features a giant mammoth and lots of infornation about mammoths. I learned a lot. The other section features first people exhibits including a display of totem poles and a reconstructed long house. Very interesting.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must stop in when you're in Victoria. The old town exhibit is amazing. Highly recommended. Will be going back soon ourselves.

Thank Ben L
Reviewed yesterday

This is done so well - a great mixture of items/subjects covered and displayed in a great way - well worth the visit and very reasonably priced.

Thank mandy50_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots to see and do here, and they did a great job of immersing you into exhibits to learn the history of the area and its people. They clearly put a lot of work into making the visitor feel like interacting with the displays instead...More

Thank ltdscott
Reviewed 2 days ago

I like this museum. Check what special exhibits are showing before you go. I spent about 5 hours there and still didn't have enough time to see everything so if you go check out their museum map and go to those exhibits that interest you...More

Thank lovemuseums
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the nicest and well thought out museum's Ive seen in a long while. I cannot wait to bring our daughter back someday to go through the old time exhibit!

Thank Rnmundy2006
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the Royal BC Museum together. We watched 2 IMAX films which never disappoint and then wandered through the natural exhibit, which we always enjoy, even having done it previously. We did take a walk through the rotating exhibit which...More

Thank TheMedicTraveller
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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
Chris B
26 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
5 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