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 Orca exhibit is very well done. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it! The Indigenous section is also well done... especially at this time it's great to learn more about the culture...  more »
  • The new orca exhibit is amazing! It’s hard to plan with young kids, but we booked a time slot (covid restrictions) and made it work! Security was good with checking times and limiting capacity in...  more »
  • The Royal BC Museum is one of the tourist destinations in Victoria that you simply must visit. You learn so much about Canada, and the history of British Columbia in particular. There are innumerable fascinating exhibits to see. Friendly staff are all around to help you out, and taking a tour provides even deeper insight. I simply don't have anything bad to say about this fantastic and very engaging exhibit. Highly recommend!
  • The Maya exhibit is super cool! I'm really glad I went to visit it! I really liked how there were little 3D models of many of the items, it's super helpful for the blind. It was also fun to be able to touch the model without harming the real version! I'm very glad that the museum is using technology in such an innovative way. If you haven't gone yet, I highly encourage you to do so!
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