Royal BC Museum

  • 675 Belleville Street
  • Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  • Phone: 250.356.5070, Toll Free: 1.888.447.7977
Operating Status: OPEN

See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and see feature exhibitions from around the world at what TripAdvisor users have five times voted the number one museum in Canada.

We are pleased to announce that on September 7 we will open the Becoming BC gallery, which will complete the full reopening of the museum galleries. We have reopened in a thoughtful, phased way, informed by the advice of the public health authority and backed by science. 

Please visit our website to plan your visit, book your timed tickets and see our new hours.

Feature and Special exhibitions

Pocket Gallery: Collaborating for Conservation
On now until June 2, 2021
This display highlights the Royal BC Museum’s role in documenting BC’s natural heritage through the collection of biological specimens in BC Parks. It also highlights the roles played by our university colleagues collecting digital observations and park visitors contributing submissions to the iNaturalist app.

Orcas: Our Shared Future
April 16 - January 9, 2022 
Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent Orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Follow the currents of environmentalism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to surface with a new appreciation of how Orcas and human are inextricably connected.

Hours of Operation

Saturday to Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am–8:00 pm

Please note: we are reserving 10:00–11:00 am daily for seniors, vulnerable people and first responders to visit.


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  • Operating Status::
    • OPEN


  • Less than 10 min walk from Convention Centre:
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  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Opened: 1886