Royal BC Museum, Victoria

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For a comprehensive history lesson of the province, head to Royal BC Museum--a premier cultural institution known for its impressive collection of some 7 million objects. Start your tour in the section on British Columbia's natural history, where you can view informative dioramas designed to educate in a visually engaging and entertaining way. Next, make your way to the exhibit dedicated to Canada's indigenous First Nations, featuring a famous mask gallery. Wrap it up at the modern history section, which includes a replica of a cobblestoned street from the early 20th century. Check the website for special exhibits and a schedule of upcoming IMAX screenings. For Royal BC Museum and beyond, use our Victoria trip planner to get the most from your Victoria vacation.
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  • The museum has only one floor open at this time. While interesting, the rest of the museum is the reason for going. Wait until they reopen the rest of the museum. 
    The museum has only one floor open at this time. While interesting, the rest of the museum is the reason for going. Wait until they reopen the rest of the museum.  more »
  • This museum is under construction and the top floor is closed. The history of Japanese immigrants and nationals was very interesting. 
    This museum is under construction and the top floor is closed. The history of Japanese immigrants and nationals was very interesting.  more »
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  • There is so much to explore. You could easily spend 5 hours here just going around exploring and reading. It really feels like you are going back in time decades even centuries with all the amazing artifacts and displays. Each area makes you feel like you are actually in that time era. Really amazing feeling. Definitely a place worth exploring. Don't know how busy it gets during week days and Saturday but I went there on Sunday and there was not much people which gives more room and freedom for yourself. The people in front desk are very friendly and nice. Really enjoyed that.
  • This museum wasn't originally in our Victoria "must-see" itinerary, we went there more or less because we caught a very rainy day there. But I must say, it was a very good decision. As people who don't usually visit museums, we were pleasantly surprised. The museum is very informative but at the same time, you get the information in a nice, interactive and non-aggressive way. The exhibitions are extremely well made. We simply loved it and definitely recommend visiting it!

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