Tickets for Royal BC Museum

Explore British Columbia's rich history in Canada's grandest museum

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Overview
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Highlights
  • Explore all of British Columbia's remarkable natural and cultural history at Canada's award-winning Royal BC Museum
  • Marvel at the totems, masks, and cultural treasures featured in the superb First Peoples gallery
  • See authentic artefacts and creatures displayed in highly realistic settings - from a woolly mammoth chilling out in a rocky ice world, to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery
Exhibitions
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Now on - Mar 29, 2020

What it lacks in narration by David Attenborough, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition more than makes up for in stunning imagery. Eagle-eyed photographers from across the globe have submitted stills that capture the ferocity, serenity, and occasional humour of the animal kingdom.

The gallery is composed of large-print photos that are backlit and placed beside a caption that tells the story of the split-second moment in which the image was taken. Photography and animal lovers alike could easily spend hours lost inside the imagery.

Description

Experience the story of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class institute of natural and human history. Explore immersive galleries tracing the trajectory of human history from ancient to modern times.

Meet the residents of BC's untamed wilderness with the museum's huge collection of fish, bird, and mammal specimens. If you're lucky, you might see super-sized sturgeon and sharks floating in massive vats.

The museum's fossil collection also contains a wide range of impressive specimens. Some are just a couple of millennia old, while others are a bit longer in the tooth, dating back a whopping 550 million years!

The museum also houses an extensive collection dedicated to the local First Nations peoples, and you'll be heartened to learn that the museum actively supports the repatriation of cultural treasures.

You don't get voted Canada's top museum five times for nothing!

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Ticket features
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What's included
Admission to the Royal BC Museum, including all exhibitions and scheduled tours
Live guide (various guided tours available in English, check the screen in the lobby for tour topics and times)
Floor plan
Admission to the IMAX cinema
Instructions

Show your smartphone voucher at the box office and collect your printed ticket.

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
The Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St, V8W 9W2, Victoria
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
There are some areas on the third floor that aren't accessible
Live guide
English
Insider tip

After you've whiled away a few hours in the amazing galleries, check out the remarkable historical venues on the museum's grounds, including Helmcken House (one of the oldest houses in BC) St. Ann’s Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, and Thunderbird Park. There's also a year-round food truck festival so you won't go hungry!

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Jan 2, 2020
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Oct 10, 2019
The Tiqets booking contact desk are the worst quality I have ever experienced
Sep 26, 2019
Great historic review with the best cultural perspectives

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