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 Very detailed museum with a lot to explore. We went with a one year old and this was our second museum of the day so it was a bit much but we did get to see and learn a lot. We did like the children's area. It was busy and you had to wait for stations but it was still great to let the little have some creative free time. The museum has a lot and you could keep going back and find something new each time. We liked the animals and were impressed with the collection and displays. Highly recommend but make sure to give yourself time. Highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!!
Ashley Gutowski - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating It's incredible how much history we have in the world. It is organized, orderly, they have small books in different languages with the map of the museum and they point out the galleries. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month you can enter for free from 4:00 p.m.
sibel carolina holbut ramos - in the last week

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5 Star Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ My experience at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was nothing short of exceptional. From the moment I stepped through its doors, I was greeted with a sense of awe and wonder that stayed with me throughout my visit. The museum's vast collection is truly breathtaking, spanning diverse cultures, time periods, and disciplines. Each exhibit is meticulously curated, offering a fascinating glimpse into history, art, science, and beyond. Whether you're interested in ancient civilizations, natural history, or contemporary art, the ROM has something to captivate every visitor. One aspect that stood out to me was the museum's commitment to education and engagement. The interactive displays, informative signage, and knowledgeable staff made learning both enriching and enjoyable. I particularly appreciated the hands-on activities and immersive experiences that brought the exhibits to life in a meaningful way. Moreover, the museum's architecture is itself a work of art. The striking combination of historic and modern design elements creates a visually stunning backdrop for the incredible treasures housed within its walls. Overall, my visit to the Royal Ontario Museum was an unforgettable journey of discovery and inspiration. I left feeling inspired, enlightened, and eager to return for another enriching experience. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to Toronto, the ROM is a must-see destination that deserves every bit of its five-star rating.
Fd O - 2 months ago

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4 Star Rating I went recently to take advantage of their free day for post-secondary students after hearing some great things from my professors. When I went, my main interest was in the biodiversity section and I have to say it did not disappoint. There were so many different types of exhibits and many were hands on. Some of my favorites were the displays of live fish, the self-guided bat cave, the animal bone displays, and some of the games they had. As somebody with a short attention span who loves touching all the things, the biodiversity sections were very engaging and well done. There were plenty of volunteers and staff members around to ask questions and talk about the different exhibits they had and I had a lot of fun. The biodiversity exhibits were also accessible, which was a HUGE plus. Many of the exhibits had tactile elements alongside the visual diagrams and some even had braille alongside them, though unfortunately not as many as I'd have liked. The biodiversity section as a whole was accessible via multiple ramps and was very easy to navigate. Unfortunately, the accessibility of other sections wasn't as great. Other exhibits were difficult to navigate and lacked good signage. I also noticed several exhibits that appeared to be located in the stairways themselves, which was disappointing. I wish I could say those exhibits were interesting too but I was unable to access them. Overall, it was an interesting trip and definitely a good place to kill a few hours, especially if you're interested in biodiversity and animals specifically.
M Fern - a month ago

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5 Star Rating Great place to spent time with family and friends. Get to learn a lot of earths history. Loved that piece which is 4 billion years old. Ticket is a bit expensive, but they provide free entrance on every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 16:30 - 20:30, which is great. You need to go a bit early as there will be queue. I think they let everyone in disregarding how big is the queue. I think they can add some instruction with arrow to navigate the museum it will be much easier for a newcomer to navigate. Overall loved it.
Hameem Russel - 3 months ago

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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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