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 linked below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes.

Royal Ontario Museum Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • 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

Royal Ontario Museum Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Looooove coming here!! I've been a volunteer for years and still find new and interesting things at the museum. Particularly love the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit, and the latest: Death, Life's Greatest Mystery. Staff and other volunteers are friendly, helpful, and a fountain of knowledge. Definitely buy tickets ahead or a membership if you plan to come regularly. Students can get in free on a certain day of the week with a school ID
sanda v - in the last week

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5 Star Rating I visited the museum for the third time today, and each visit continues to impress me. The galleries boast a professional and attractive design, particularly the section on the history of life on earth, featuring fossils, mollages, and remains of extinct animals and dinosaurs on the second floor. Accompanying each exhibit is a detailed explanation, catering to those with a keen interest in the subject. Another noteworthy hall introduces visitors to the native animals of North America, making the museum engaging for both adults and children. The appeal to younger audiences in natural spaces related to animals and the environment is evident. Beyond this, the museum showcases spectacular sections, ranging from the lifestyle and cultures of Europe and South America in past centuries to the evolution of weapons, armor, and iron armor throughout history. The ground floor dedicates a large section to unraveling the history and culture of ancient China. Venturing to the third floor, I discovered a captivating photo gallery featuring participants in a photography competition. The theme revolves around nature, the environment, and wildlife, and I was pleasantly surprised by the talent of some remarkably young photographers. The museum's staff deserves commendation for their politeness and ethical conduct, always ready to assist and guide visitors. Practical amenities such as restaurants, cafeterias, and a well-stocked gift shop add to the overall experience. The clean and hygienic toilets contribute to the comfort of the visit. Personally, being a member alleviates the need for tickets, but obtaining one upon entry is a straightforward option for those interested. Overall, my recurring visits reaffirm the museum's status as a captivating and well-managed cultural institution.
Reza Moshtagh - in the last week

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5 Star Rating I had an incredible time exploring this museum! The diversity of exhibits was truly impressive. The sections on Chinese, Roman, and Korean civilizations provided a fascinating journey through history, with well-curated artifacts and informative displays. The collection of bird and animal specimens was a treat for nature enthusiasts, and the replication of dinosaur skeletons were a real highlight, taking me back to the prehistoric world. The museum staff were knowledgeable and eager to share insights. A great place for both history buffs and nature lovers. Highly recommended!
Tejaswini Vekaria - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Visited the Royal Ontario Museum with my husband, and it was an incredibly enjoyable experience. The exhibits were captivating, offering a fascinating journey through history and culture. The variety of artifacts and interactive displays made the visit both educational and entertaining. The museum's layout and organization were commendable, allowing us to explore seamlessly. We had a great time, and it's definitely a must-visit for anyone looking for an engaging cultural experience in Toronto.
Luz Ullauri Mora - a month ago

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5 Star Rating We went here during family day so the line was so long it took us more than an hour to enter the museum. It was huge and beautiful. It was packed with a lot of people but still wide on the inside. Thank you for the free pass.
Ten Ten - a week ago

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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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