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Royal British Columbia Museum Tours

Royal British Columbia Museum
From totem poles to ancient fossils, British Columbia’s history is on display at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Explore vast collections covering the natural world and human heritage, with dioramas that place historic artifacts in context. A soaring IMAX screen and special exhibitions add to the museum experience.
 
The Basics

Among Victoria’s top attractions, the Royal British Columbia Museum offers a range of exhibitions and activities designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. You’ll find the collections divided into Natural History—where seals, grizzly bears, and seabirds fill dioramas illustrating the region’s ecosystems—and Human History. Indigenous exhibits are a highlight, and the First Peoples Gallery provides insights into life before the arrival of Europeans, featuring images, film, archeological findings, art, and more.

If you’re planning to visit, look for tours that offer the Royal British Columbia Museum as an included stop. For visitors planning an independent trip, booking tickets online can be a time-saving strategy.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Great for travelers interested in the history, nature, or art of British Columbia.
  • Loaner strollers are available from coat check on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Most of the museum is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and mobility scooters.
 
How to Get There
The Royal British Columbia Museum is located at 675 Belleville Street, a short distance from the waterfront in Victoria’s Inner Harbor. Hop-on hop-off tours of Victoria offer nearby stops, or you can reach the museum by public bus. A Belleville Street bus station that’s just across the street has service from bus routes 32, 47, 48, 50, 61, 65, 70, 71, 72, and 75. Bicycle racks are available on site.
 
When to Get There

The Royal British Columbia Museum is open daily, except on Christmas and New Year’s Day. IMAX showtimes vary, with movies kicking off from 10am each day; check the website for details and scheduling. From mid-May to mid-October, the museum is open late on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
The Royal British Columbia Museum IMAX
A wraparound digital surround sound system meets IMAX 4K laser for a truly impressive experience here—and, sometimes, the Royal British Columbia Museum’s IMAX listings are paired with rotating museum exhibitions. Pre-book tickets to the IMAX theater online to ensure you don’t miss out on popular showtimes.
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Address: 675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia BC V8W 9W2, Canada
Admission: Varies
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