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Royal Ontario Museum

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Address: 100 Queen's Park Crescent | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-586-8000
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of...

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships.

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Great world class museum

world class museum, one of the best in Canada. Our children and family lover it for the wonderful dinosaur fossil exhibits and enjoy the full range of exhibit from Indigenous... read more

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Newmarket, Canada
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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

world class museum, one of the best in Canada. Our children and family lover it for the wonderful dinosaur fossil exhibits and enjoy the full range of exhibit from Indigenous peoples to natural history and wonderful special exhibits

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful museum. We spent most of our time in the Canadian and First Nations sections. The artifacts and details are beautiful. We visited on Family Day weekend and although the museum was quite busy there was still lots to see without feeling too crowded.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to (and I'm a history teacher). Great exhibits and a huge variety. Really enjoyed the world cultures on the third floor. I liked the dinosaurs because they told you what was real and what was replicated. Overall comparable to the Smithsonian Museum but smaller and way less crowded!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting place to visit, my friend and I weaved our way through, and although it felt like we could have gotten lost, we never did and it added to the experience of the museum.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hit the ROM for some culture - It was a good day .. it was quite the maze to get through and the maps were a little convoluted and hard to understand. We took the subway which was easy to get to and from the museum from our hotel. There were numerous artists in the museum which made it... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! It's a must see for kids and adults it has the best of both worlds so much to see

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a top notch museum! Where ever I travel to I always visit their most notable museum. As such I've been to the Natural History Museum in London, England and the Museum of natural history in NYC. The ROM is located right in Downtown Toronto alongside pretty impressive shops, like Tiffany's Louis Vuitton etc. Really cool and modern building,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here on "family day" they had a lot of things going on for children. There's lots to see and do, it came as part of the Toronto city ticket. Glad we visited, lots of interesting exhibits, plenty of room never felt crowded. We didn't have the time but it would have been easy to spend all day here.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love the ROM. Solo - lots to see, nooks and crannies, and you can take the time to do your OWN thing. As a couple, or w friends - yes, always good to have other perspectives, and a few laughs along the way. I do recommend the free tours. With children - definitely, the dinosaurs, the bat cave are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect place for a winter day activity. You can spend hours here touring all the different wings that hold a crazy amount of artifacts. We originally were drawn to this museum because we were told that it has some of the most complete dinosaur skeletons and it did not disappoint. I would definitely pick and choose what... More 

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