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

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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: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

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 4.5 out of 5

4 Star Rating A fantastic place to spend the day! Very informative, several exhibits including furniture and decor designs and artifacts from various parts of the world and fun interactive activities for children. You need the full day to see everything the museum has to offer.

Abhishek Shah - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating #fnlrom Friday Nights at the ROM! the lights are dimmed, the delicious smell of food in the air, music pours through the huge rooms, it's magical. it's a different museum at night. 19+ event. bring your friends. coat check for $2.50. drink and food tickets were $6 each. portions of food were great! will definitely do this again. what a great night out. much better than going to a generic bar or club. only downside is the lines. waiting to wait again. line to get in, line for coat check, line for tickets, lines to then get the food and drinks with tickets, lines to do or see certain things. but honestly, if you're with some good conversational folks, you won't even notice the wait.

Becky Gean - 16 days ago

5 Star Rating An absolute must-visit for any local or tourist in town! I would highly recommend taking a day to spend in here to get the most bang for your buck. Even when the ticket lines are full, they go extremely fast so there isn't much of a wait. All the exhibits are kept in pristine condition. Information provided throughout is well written and concise, and keeps me interested the entire time! Great for folks of all ages. Tickets allow you in-and-out privileges, which is ideal if you are there for a long time and want to grab a bite somewhere in the middle of your day.

Ali Collins - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating A great place for a slow-paced excursion in the city, the ROM is home to many history and art exhibits. From dinosaurs to world history, Canadian history to Canadian art, there's something for everyone at every age. Limited time special exhibits are on all the time so be sure to check back often or subscribe to updates. Coat/bag check is $2.50, while oversized bags are $3 for visits. Value days are Fridays, and additionally Friday Nights at the ROM are a more recent addition to their calendar of events - enjoy a fun night at the ROM with friends with drinks, dress up for the occasion too! Definitely a fun way to see some exhibits with friends.

Wincy Sin - 2 months ago


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