The Royal British
Columbia Museum is a place of discovery. Through three unique galleries,
the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia,
and features periodic exhibitions of international renown.
British Columbia Museum
Highly realistic and inviting displays, such as the Ice Age and Coastal
Forest dioramas, provide visitors with a sense of having truly experienced
the authentic settings of many exhibits.
the last Ice Age and emerge into British Columbian ecosystems as
they exist today. The Natural History Gallery is a fascinating re-creation
of our coastal forests and marine environment. You can even visit
a live tidal pool for an introduction to sea anemones and starfish!
The fascinating and exciting Open Ocean exhibit re-creates a submarine
voyage to the depths of the marine world.
of British Columbia's First Nations is rich and diverse. Stories
of triumph, tragedy and survival are told through a collection of
remarkable artifacts, including a ceremonial Big House and totem
Step back in
time...from the 1970s to the 1700s. The Modern History Gallery re-creates
the growth of British Columbia's industrial society through a realistic
setting. Start with a stroll down a cobbled street. Experience the
larger-than-life films of IMAX at the Royal B.C. Museum.
Operated by the Friends of the Royal BC Museum, the Royal Museum
Shop and the National Geographic Shop carry quality items that reflect
the human and national history of British Columbia. Featuring jewellery,
art, publications, calendars, videos, gourmet BC food products and
Hours of Operation:
Museum: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm (Lobby opens at 9:45am)
IMAX: Monday to Sunday 10:00am to 8:00pm
Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC Canada
Fax: (250) 387-5674
The Royal British
Columbia Museum is located next to The Empress Hotel, off the Inner
Harbour of Victoria on