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: 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 – 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 5

5 Star Rating Amazing museum and perhaps the most extensive one I have ever been to. My friend and I spent 4 hours but you could spend more if you really took your time. My favourite exhibit was the earth one for sure! They have the most gorgeous collection of rocks and minerals I have ever seen. I was in absolute awe over everything I saw. It was very crowded on a Saturday but it was not suffocating. Make sure to take a map because the layout is pretty confusing (to me, at least). A must-visit!

Syania Tifani - 3 days ago

4 Star Rating Very good experience. Amazing Blue whale exhibit. Family loved it. Where did the first humans exhibit go? That's what I went to see but they got rid of it. If that was still there I would have given 5 stars.

Raj Singh - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating This recent visit was at the end of August 2017, and the first was three years ago. The front architecture is absolutely outstanding and adorable. This time I got a good chance of studying the inside structures which are corresponding to the outside look, starting from the basement and going through all the exhibition rooms and all the way to the roof. I enjoyed the ground floor Chinese permanent exhibition the best, and I took more photos this time adding to my first time collection. Each time, in addition to the permanent exhibition, there is always a special show carrying on B2 floor in the basement, and this time is about the blue whale. I enjoyed both and the overall exhibitions from the museum.

Chick Lam - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating The breadth of exhibits is truly astounding. I spent an hour and a half here but could have easily spent the entire day. I'd recommend checking out the Evidence Room and all of the mammal exhibits. The sheer amount of reconstructed fossils puts you straight into another world. I especially appreciated a few Great Lakes sections. Worth every penny of the admission price and then some. The museum itself was very clean and all the staff were polite. Despite the throngs of people it didn't feel too congested (a blessing!) and I felt that I was able to take my time looking at everything. If you're in town, I highly recommend visiting. It's an unforgettable experience!

Kat X - 16 days ago

4 Star Rating The ROM, specifically the whale exhibit happening right now, was really awesome. I could have easily spent all day in there going through all of the different exhibits. There were older and younger people and everyone in between enjoying the likes of dinosaur bones to cultural relics. The whale exhibit was especially cool! The only reason I didn't give five stars were the people working at the front desk weren't very helpful and did not explain how to get to the whale exhibit and what the timed entry on the tickets meant. All in all I would definitely recommend going.

Emily Hutnik - 1 month ago

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