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: No

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 – 10:00 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 What a nice museum. Great collection of artifacts, well later out. Short walk from the subway. My kids loved the children's interactive area wearing armor and battle masks (plate and chain mail). Great you Egyptian collection and ancient Rome. My personal favorite was the Japan collection (who doesn't like samurai armor and swords).

Robert Flannagan - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Fantastic museum! There's always something to show here. The exhibitions are very interesting and greatly explained / showcased. If you're visiting in Toronto, this should be on your Top 10 list of things to do. The entrance fee is priced accordingly but you can usually get discounts for children, students, or seniors. There's a cafe inside as well so you can grab a snack or a coffee if needed. Plenty of washrooms and coat check. If you're a resident of Toronto, then you're in luck as you can visit here multiple times a year! So far, I've been to ROM twice this year.

Alex Gafu - 11 days ago

5 Star Rating I love dinosaurs. I mean, who DOESN'T love dinosaurs? With that in mind, I absolutely loved this museum. Their fossils and displays were done amazingly, and the layout of the entire museum is planned well. I was also very interested in history from a Canadian viewpoint, since I have only seen the settlement of North America from the United States point of view. Well worth the time spent.

Tom Croom - 13 days 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 - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating An absolute must-visit for any local or tourist in town! I would highly recommend taking a day to spend in here to get the most bang for your buck. Even when the ticket lines are full, they go extremely fast so there isn't much of a wait. All the exhibits are kept in pristine condition. Information provided throughout is well written and concise, and keeps me interested the entire time! Great for folks of all ages. Tickets allow you in-and-out privileges, which is ideal if you are there for a long time and want to grab a bite somewhere in the middle of your day.

Ali Collins - 2 months ago

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