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.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: From: $17.00 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.


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: No

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 4.5 out of 5

4 Star Rating huge selection of exhibits. decently laid out. kind of pricey. coat check is cash only. very family friendly with an awesome kids interaction section on level 2.

phraseography - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating This is probably my favourite place in the city. I've had a membership off and on for a few years. I go to U of T and it's a great place to study (opposed to Robarts which can be rather drab), and it's pretty close to most of my classes. The exhibits are always lovely (last year Pompeii and the recently closed Tattoo show were amazing). I think trying to do it all in one day might be a bit much, I could easily spend a day in one or two areas (dinosaurs and textiles anyone?). The staff is really nice, and there's seating in all over the place if walking for extended times might be too much (as someone with older family members that can be super helpful).

Grace Moyer - 26 days ago

4 Star Rating This place is so huge and full of stuff that I'm never able to see all that I want to when I visit. Helpful staff and volunteers and always cool revolving exhibits. Tuesdays are free for students! Also very well-maintained and clean. The Michael Lee-Chin was a nice crystal touch of modernity that was much needed, just for optics sake.

Jessica Wu - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Awesome place. Only took about 4 hours to see everything and that was with my husband taking photos of all the dinosaurs. For people who love gemstones their displays are amazing. I could live in their rock room. Also a very interesting collection of high quality faceted gems to show you how beautiful they can be and color varieties. Only flaw is that there are only 2 water fountains for 4 floors and their not marked on signs, so it was a bit like a Scavenger hunt trying to find one.

Jennifer Fuhr - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating I love the permanent exhibits. They're well done and always lets me escape a bad day. I do have membership so go whenever I feel like and never wait in line. I am happy to pay the membership because it supports the museum in its endeavours. Conveniently accessible by public transit and also reasonably accessible within. Love the architecture and all that fun stuff. Worth the visit if you're looking for something to do. The Philosopher's Walk is also a lovely place to check out. Would avoid going weekends when it's most frequented by families and screaming kids. They have a cheap evenings day or something that would be worth going to check out and get some quiet "you time".

Deborah Kuo - 3 months ago

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