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.

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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


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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Rated 4.6 out of 5Royal Ontario Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Lots to see. Unless you don't look at anything, you won't get through in a short visit. We were there almost 4 hours and skipped part of one floor due to time. The exhibits were very well presented and organized. Very pleasurable and phenomenal. Would like to go back to spend more time in specific areas. Food was a little pricey in the cafeteria, but you can pack your own lunch and eat in another area.

Bob T - 3 days ago

3 Star Rating I haven't been in over 20 years. Lots of interesting artifacts and the gem room was by far the best. What really took away from the experience was the screaming children running around the museum. My last memory was that it was a fairly quiet space. A lot of the kids were well behaved, but the younger ones (obviously bored) treated the place like a playground. I have attached a picture of the rock wall where a kid running around fell and split his head on a jagged rock. The resulting screams ended the day for me. I went on a Saturday later in the day as well thinking there's be no school groups or out of control kids. I was wrong.

Scooter Rivers - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating I love this place. Tonnes of amazing exhibits from all over the world. They have some pretty fantastic special exhibits (Pompeii, Vikings etc), good parking in the area or super close subway access if you aren’t driving. Gift shop has some really cool stuff too. Don’t leave without seeing the Ancient Egypt exhibit!!!

Amanda Hatton - 11 days ago

3 Star Rating The overall museum is very entertaining providing many opportunities to explore amazing rocks,artifacts, and exhibits. Unfortunately it isn't very large and the dinosaur exhibit is mediocre. The lack of real dinosaur bones is a bit disappointing. The guided tours are not as interesting as exploring by yourself, although there are many tours offered for many occasions. I recommend going for the seasonal special exhibits which they offer occasionally, as these are different from the same stuff they always have.

David Manukian - 12 days ago

4 Star Rating Wonderful place to spend the day looking through pieces of history. Clean facilities, friendly staff. The ROM has a very large gift store where prices are actually quite well priced. Prices are fair for entry and the nice thing is you can turn the price of your ticket back in to a yearly membership should you like to come back frequently which is rather nice so you don't loose any money. I highly recommend this as a Toronto destination if you are planning a visit.

Anthony Boese - 19 days ago


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