Royal British Columbia Museum

History Museum
James Bay, Victoria
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  • Erik G.
    "The gold rush and first nations exhibits are top notch."(2 Tips)
    Vanessa P.
    "wildlife photographer of the year exhibit"(10 Tips)
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  • Hina H.
    Hina HusainDecember 22, 2015
    This museum has some of the best displays of Aboriginal artifacts I have seen. It's all presented from a focus around BC, and the environmental section goes into a lot of detail about the area.
  • Ilona B.
    Ilona BickerSeptember 12, 2014
    The museum is amazing! Make sure you have at least a couple of hours to see everything. We only had one and a half and that was nowhere near enough.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TApril 14, 2013
    If you visit the Victoria Butterfly Gardens first, you might be able to get free kids passes for entry to the museum; be sure to ask!
  • AJ K.
    AJ KleinJuly 19, 2013
    Check for extended summer hours on Thursday evenings, free street parking is available a couple blocks up on Government Street away from the harbour.
  • James O.
    James O'DonnellAugust 25, 2013
    The tickets let you walk in. And out all day - you should consider booking high tea at The Empress across the street.
  • Födörico W.
    I was not sure if visit this place, but I have to admit that I was surprised after visiting it. I had a lot of fun.
  • La Petite Qui
    La Petite QuiJune 10, 2013
    A must-see in Victoria. A spectacular and very interactive museum dedicated to BC culture.
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteOctober 19, 2013
    Free wifi near IMAX theatre and great view of Legislative building from a different angle
  • Jon B.
    Jon B.August 9
    The People of BC exhibit was exceptional. Lots of native carvings and artwork.
  • Andor K.
    Andor KissApril 1
    One of the best museums in the world, especially for native american artefacts
  • Joshua P.
    Very interesting with lots to see. The Viking exhibit was great.
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnJuly 5, 2015
    During summer weekends, open until 10pm (22:00hrs)
  • MisterEastlake
    MisterEastlakeFebruary 17, 2015
    Don't forget to check out the long house and the totems outside!
  • Eagle Wing Whale & Wildlife Watching Tours
    This museum is a 'must see'. incredible attention to detail. The exhibits literally teleport you back in time!
  • Erik G.
    Erik GranlundApril 29, 2014
    The gold rush and first nations exhibits are top notch.
  • Vanessa P.
    Vanessa PattisonJanuary 5, 2012
    It's by donation week and that includes the wildlife photographer of the year exhibit - double bonus!
  • Paola Z.
    Paola ZanettiSeptember 30, 2012
    It's a must! Nice and well done the reconstruction of early 900's city!
  • Fiona P.
    Fiona PrinceNovember 16, 2011
    Learn about how other countries size & population compare to BC--no charge; it's in the lobby
  • Maya C.
    Maya ConnJuly 5, 2015
    The exhibits on the First Nations
  • Karen M.
    Karen MillerAugust 10, 2011
    Loved the Century Hall these are metal music makers like albums that play in a clock.
  • Gabriela R.
    Gabriela R. L.February 24, 2015
    Try the Imax, is always a good experience
  • Lucas T.
    Lucas ToshioJanuary 17, 2013
    Excellent museum
  • Doug Y.
    Doug YoungDecember 28, 2012
    Wait for the "train" to go by at the station, once every 10 minutes!
  • Bruce N.
    Bruce NguyenNovember 13, 2009
    Check out the Natural History exhibits. The woolley mammoth and forest exhibits are particularly surreal and should not be missed. Read more
  • LizZdunich N.
    Time to explore! FYI...by donation entry today!
  • lowell b.
    lowell buschertJuly 10, 2011
    I remember the Titanic exhibition. It was awesome
  • Heidi V.
    Well worth the visit
  • Juan C.
    Mamooth exhibit
  • LizZdunich N.
    Community week! Entry is by donation!
  • Mathew S.
    Mathew SineJanuary 9, 2011
    Feel the ice around the mammoth. It's real
  • Tuezy E.
    Tuezy EggenJune 19, 2013
    No dinosaurs. :'(
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroJuly 7, 2015
    Um dos museus mais legais que conheci! Vale a pena a visita! A parte que mostra a história da BC é muito legal, reprodução das casa, lojas e ruas da época, é uma viagem no tempo!
  • Francesco M.
    Francesco MeninAugust 8, 2013
    Fantastica mostra dedicata al primo popolo, cioè i nativi. Non chiamateli pellerossa xD
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