Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum is world renowned for its collection of artifacts representing world cultures and natural history

Old architecture meets new at the Royal Ontario Museum
Old architecture meets new at the Royal Ontario Museum cc licensed photo by Aviad2001

Toronto's recently expanded Royal Ontario Museum or ROM displays millions of artifacts in over 40 different galleries.

The original building opened in 1914 and has seen two major expansions. The most recent expansion and renovation project, a modern addition called the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal has provided a major increase in display spaces.

The ROM is the largest museum of natural history and world culture in Canada. It ranks 5th largest among all museums in North America. This fascinating museum houses many fascinating and notable galleries (forty in all) including a huge collection of dinosaurs from around the world, a textile gallery showing goods from eras throughout history, collections of art from around the globe and of course Canadian as well as European history.

For further information about the Royal Ontario Museum including admission charges visit see their official site.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $17.00 CAD...May vary slightly due to currency fluctuations

Royal Ontario Museum Ticket

No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Explore stunning galleries of dinosaurs, Canada’s First Peoples, ancient Egypt, minerals and gems, and more. With world-class shopping and dining and breathtaking architecture, the ROM is your gateway to the world.


Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save almost 50% on admission to the Royal Ontario Museum and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

Phone: (416) 586-8000

Official Website: Royal Ontario Museum

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bloor-Danforth St. George Station4 Minutes
Yonge-University-SpadinaMuseum4 Minutes

How to get to Royal Ontario Museum by TTC Subway

From St. George Station walk south on Bedford and go left (east on Bloor Street W to )the main entrance in the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

From Museum Station exits onto Queens Park right in front of the Royal Ontario Museum; walk north to Bloor Street and go left to the main entrance.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating Spectacular architecture. The dinosaurs area is fantastic. I love every piece of art in this museum. Totally worth a visit or even more. Great place to take kids, school groups and family. The atmosphere is magical and takes your imagination away.

Bruno Bini - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating They have a great kids section! My son loved digging for dinosaur bones & playing with blocks. The bat cave was great. The dinosaurs were amazing. Worth the visit! Just make sure you go early & are able to stay the whole day. There's lots to see.

Christine Chometa - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating The ROM is a city landmark. You can't say you know Toronto until you have visited both the AGO and the ROM. The ROM has a play area for small children, and plenty of exhibits. Don't go there and spend 2 hours. This is a venue that needs 4 hours minimum to get through all the floors. The ROM also has night events and special adult only events. It's an all age appropriate spot to bring people. Plus DINOSAURS! There are also special exhibits that are brought in every once in awhile, right now it's the Whale exhibit.

Chris Levien - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Whether you like history or not, it is a really good place. One suggestion is that you must not go with the museum highlights tour as it is very short and a waste of time. They have artefacts from multiple time periods and countries which are so well maintained it is as if it was made yesterday. They have many fossils of many animals. They have ensured that even the minute details are accurate. However, the funny part is they have couple of bridge networks which connect the places and few lead to nothing but walls 😂 . But it is still very informative and would definitely recommend this to anyone of any age. Five stars for ROM!!!!

Aradhana Sarangi - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Full of beautiful & interesting stuff from different cultures. The museum is a lot larger than I expected it to be. My wife & I didn't plan that it would take such a long time to go through it all & had to skip some sections. Would love to go back with more time on my hands. I felt that the ticket was also very fairly priced. Overall, a great experience.

Watandeep Sekhon - 2 months ago

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