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“the museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum
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US$15.30*
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Ranked #4 of 500 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“the museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

well sinence is sinence and i had learnd alote of good excpireance well that is all i can say bye

Visited April 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

The Museum is an enchanting place with well designed and well placed objects. Although we spent a whole day, I feel it is not just enough to truly cherish the relics. It was the Friday before the long weekend of Victoria day and the Museum was full of young school kids, families, tourists, old couples etc.

For young children the pre historic area has a special charm with the facility of recorded clips to elaborate various dinosaurs n mamals. For history lovers it is a treat to see various chinese dynasties, customs of the indian tribes in USA n Canada, the intricate patterns used by Egyptians to pay homage to their dead, the islamic caligraphy, the jewel studded swords of Mughal era etc. The list is endless.

There were some special shows planned showing the highlights of ROM and Minerology, but we were too keen to see the entire place in one day and could not attend.

The staff is very friendly, place is extremely clean and the cafe in the basement serves decent food to revive the energy .

It sure is a place worth visiting again and again.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Wish I had more time to visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

I was there for a wonderful business function. It is an excellent venue for business events or to show out of town family or friends.

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“never thought we'd say "Value for money"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

Dropping the entrance fees to $15 for adults from over 20 bucks has not at all affected the ROM's quality and quantity of exhibits.
Friends from China, the Middle East, and other parts of the world on our field trip today gave acclaim to the collection at Canada's premier museum. Some of them started--hopefully in jest--calling for the repatriation of various items on display.
The new Byzantium display was my favourite, featuring a 7-minute video that gives several centuries of world history in short order.
But everyone's favourite was Djedmaatesankh, whose fabled mummy case (still unopened but CT-scanned at the Sick Kids Hospital, unveiling the reason for her death) was mobbed by class after class of eager schoolchildren lapping up their teachers' or docents' comments.
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal was also a draw for its brightly lit displays from the Middle East, Africa, Australasia, etc. Dinosaurs are always a draw for the kids and those who buy into the evolutionary timeline. And the ceiling over the old vestibule-entrance still sports founder Charles Currelly's apt quote from Job 37:7, "That all men may know His work."
The cafeteria in the basement allows outside food, but the prices for coffee are a little more than Tim Hortons' but not astronomical by any stretch. Stay for the dinner hour on Fridays, and enjoy the adult-targeted programming featuring music and comedy.
The ROM seems a better deal than ever before, and together with Niagara Falls, the AGO, and CN Tower, it's certainly a de rigeur destination to anyone visiting the city of Toronto.

Visited May 2012
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“ROM is a must”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

cause there just isnt anything else in toronto to visit. The crystal should have been real crystal instead of steel and aluminum, but what the heck...

Visited May 2012
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