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

Official Website: Royal Ontario Museum

Fee: Yes.

Regular 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


Rated 4.7 out of 5Royal Ontario Museum Star Rating

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 - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating The Royal Ontario Museum offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural wonders. Its diverse exhibits cater to a wide range of interests, providing an enriching experience for visitors. The attention to detail in displays and the interactive elements enhance the learning journey. However, the sheer size of the museum may be overwhelming for some, requiring careful planning to fully appreciate its extensive collections. Overall, a must-visit for those seeking a well-rounded exploration of Ontario's rich past and global diversity.

Devin Padukka - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating Had wonderfully experience visiting ROM It has lot of artifacts so would recommend time. I think I need to do two more visits to look at everything. This was my first visit, was mostly taking Quick Look. They have large cafeteria too if you are bringing your own food or can buy available items there. Audio guide is limited but does give context in places where it is available .

Sumant Kumar - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating I’ve been twice now and have had no regrets. what you miss the first round you can catch the second. We used the Toronto city pass which was well worth it price wise. We didn’t worry about parking because we walked from our accommodations. This place is HUGE with something for everyone. I loved all the exhibits on display, lots of information and a lot to look at. The human era was my favourite, I loved seeing the animals and the way things progressed through time. A lot of the skeletons are real or contain real fossils which is absolutely mind blowing. We didn’t eat here though the food options looked nice at the cafe. You are able to leave and come back the same day as many times as you want with your tickets which is great. I recommend 4 hours minimum if you’re someone who likes to digest what you see. There is a LOT. Loads of cultural historical pieces. It’s honestly like art work at times. We didn’t interact with staff at all as there was digital scanners for entry. It’s VERY clean. Highly recommend.

Vikki Pink - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating I recently visited the museum and was thoroughly impressed by the diverse range of historical collections from various countries. The museum's dedication to showcasing artifacts and exhibits from different cultures and time periods truly made it a unique and enriching experience. The attention to detail in the displays and the informative descriptions provided a comprehensive understanding of each collection. I particularly appreciated how the museum fostered cultural appreciation and understanding through its exhibits. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn about different countries' histories all in one place. I highly recommend this museum to anyone interested in exploring Canadian history or Global heritage history.

Becky - 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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