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Top 10 Reasons For Loving Victoria - #6

posted on Jun 04

6. The Royal BC Museum.  It’s an incredible place to spend a morning, afternoon or a whole day. The displays and historical artifacts are so very interesting and the travelling exhibits that come to visit are some of the best you’ll see anywhere in the world.  The focus on the history of our Province is truly fantastic, with ancient totem poles, aboriginal art and displays of carvings, clothing, and tools all supported by some truly fascinating photographs taken at the turn of the century.

The museum is located adjacent to Victoria's Inner Harbour and the BC Legislature Buildings and includes three permanent galleries: modern history, natural history, and local First Nations’ history. The museum’s collections comprise approximately 7 million objects, including artifacts, natural history specimens, and archival records.

The Royal BC Museum also hosts touring exhibits, and previous exhibits have included artifacts related to the RMS Titanic, Leonardo da Vinci, Egyptian artifacts, and Genghis Khan. The museum's IMAX theatre shows educational films as well as commercial entertainment.

The RBC is a place that is definitely worthwhile visiting when you're in Victoria, and we recommend it very highly.