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: 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 plus Vikings exhibit ticket options when you book.


Currently Closed

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 – 8:30 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 5Royal Ontario Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating It's easy to get lost inside the museum if you don't have a map. And you really need the whole day just so you can see everything at a nice pace and still be able to sit down and relax. Trust me, you're going to need to sit down for more than just a few minutes, it's so big! As for the exhibits, they have pretty much everything and I find that even though I've been several times before, theres always something new that you will discover. Perfect for a date.

Amrin Mim - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating Went here for a night at the ROM. It was such a fun experience, especially since it was my first time attending this event. There were lots of food stations throughout the museum to engage you with the art. There were also different rooms with DJs and enough space for a dance floor. I would recommend going early for this event since the line up outside was rather long. There is also a separate line for coat check ($2) and a separate line for food and drink tickets. Overall it was a fun event. Definitely would recommend to a friend. Try to buy tickets in advance to save you the trouble of waiting in line!

Maria Ortega - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating Worth visiting for a day trip or if you are visiting Toronto. Kids would really enjoy the large dinosaur fossils section with many amazing dinosaurs on display, and the birds and mammal models. Adults and slightly older kids, be sure to visit the rocks and crystals section, and at the end of that, precious gems and jewellery worth a fortune monitored by a dense cluster of overhead cameras. Also worth checking out are the special exhibit section in the basement and the wildlife photography exhibits, that you have to pay extra to enter unless you are a member. The huge gift store near the main entrance is outside the exhibit section and does not require entree fee.

Hongyan Xu - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating Great Museum. Too big to cover in a day. I saw the Vikings Special at first which took away most of the time. Probably was not worth it. Level 3 offers great collection from Medieval Europe, middle east. The totem poles at the old staircase and the Chinese section has great collection. Overall liked the ambience and architecture. Would visit again to see the dinosaur floor.

Al Imran H Khan - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A huge and impressive museum with a very wide variety of displays (minerals, fossils, current animals, ecology, and a wide variety of cultural artifacts from across the world in several large displays). The building is a cool fusion of new and old with the modern crystal architecture overlaid on top of a historic castle. Special exhibits rotate a few times a year and are always worth seeing. Ticket prices have gone up and down over the years; currently a little high for my taste but I'll still go. A yearly membership is worthwhile for the special exhibition passes alone.

Dominic M - 1 month ago

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