Royal BC Museum, Victoria

4.6
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 Mayan exhibit at the Royal BC Museum is worth the trip to Victoria all by itself. The rest of the musuem is excellent, but I run out of superlatives for their special exhibit of Mayan culture, pas...  more »
  • In addition to the regular exhibits which populate this wonderful repository of history, there's a rotating display which changes yearly. Past years have featured Egyptian relics, Viking objects and t...  more »
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  • Interactive, fun and educational. This museum got the attention of our active 6 year old, and our eye rolling teen. The exhibits are very engaging and you are taken into the time or place it is displaying. We even watched a Charlie Chaplin movie without hesitation. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We were able to leave our luggage in the storage room for a while and, they were so helpful.
  • My favorite museum in the whole world. Worth every penny. Their featured exhibits are always really interesting. I love the sound room in the natural history sections, and the walls of native languages that you can listen too. The taxidermy is out of this world as well. I have remembered them fondly as a little girl, and as an adult seeing them again was really special. You need several days to see everything!
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