See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our permanent galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we’ve been and where we are going. Let history come to life at the museum TripAdvisor users have four times voted number one in the Top 10 Museums in Canada. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings, from the Woolly mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. Stroll through Old Town’s wood-cobbled streets and enjoy its shops, cinema and railway station.
The Royal BC Museum also hosts travelling exhibitions throughout the year. Visitor favourite Wildlife Photographer of the Year is on now until April 2, 2018. This exhibition showcases 100 of the most stunning images from around the world. Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs opens May 18, 2018, and is on display until December 31, 2018. With more than 300 original artifacts, some an astounding 4,500 years old, this exhibition covers all aspects of ancient Egyptian life. Be among the first in North America to see this staggering selection of priceless ancient artifacts.
The Royal BC Museum Corporation, one of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures, turned 130 years old in 2016.
Through research and learning, we strive to broaden understanding about our province and inspire curiosity and wonder. We are passionate about sharing British Columbia’s story with the millions of visitors who walk through our doors and explore our website each year.
Our collections, research and presentations enable us to tell the stories of British Columbia in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. By exploring our social and environmental history, the Royal BC Museum advances new knowledge and understanding of British Columbia, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.