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.

Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save 33% on the Royal Ontario Museum and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.

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

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $20.00 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. Choose between General Admission ticket or General Admission and Blue Whale exhibit ticket options when you book.


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 4.6 out of 5

5 Star Rating Always something cool to see at the ROM! Keep an eye on their website for upcoming exhibits as they change fairly often. Some are better than others but all are usually very interesting. The permanent exhibits like the dinosaurs are generally less busy than the feature exhibits so plan your visit accordingly to avoid large crowds at peak times of the day. They often have discount codes available for students if you book ahead so look around for those.

Ryan Barrett - 4 days ago

5 Star Rating I love this place! Great collections year round for you to view. They get in special exhibitions a few times a year that are great to go visit! I recommend looking at their dinosaur bone collection and wildlife (stuffed animals) displays, it really gives you an appreciation for how huge and amazing some creatures are. Gift shop is overpriced, but all museum's are... same with the food.

J Dango - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating The Royal Ontario Museum is an icon in Toronto and always worth a visit. I love the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition! A visit to the dinosaur section is always fun, the bat cave and the Egyptian mummies are also a must-see. If you have difficulty walking, they have some wheelchairs you can borrow for free you just have to leave your driver's license. Lineups to buy tickets are pretty intense so do it online if you can. The architecture is pretty amazing, old and new. Go when there's a special exhibit you would like to see!

Laurel McBrine - 6 days ago

5 Star Rating Love love love! If you have kids the membership is worth every penny! Unlimited access to special exhibitions is worth it alone! We went to see the Blue Whale exhibit many times, such an amazing exhibit! Dinosaur section is a favourite of ours and we always learn something new. I feel like there are less special events at the weekend than there used to be but it’s not a deal breaker. They often have extra stations around where you can touch certain objects and ask lots of questions. I recommend this museum to people all the time!

Julie Johnston - 18 days ago

5 Star Rating Wear good walking shoes and prepare to spend at least two hours or more here. Also go to the cafeteria "Cafe" there are lots of pastries and other goodies. It has lots of seating and very family friendly place. The ROM staff are very polite and customer orientated. Dino's were a huge hit, Egypt and Vikings! There is something for everyone at this place!! I am looking forward to my next visit!!

Ken Bateman - 27 days ago

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