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Royal Ontario Museum
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Ranked #20 of 539 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. The Renaissance ROM expansion project (2007) merged the iconic architectural heritage of the original building with the Studio Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal. A distinctive new symbol of Toronto for the 21st century, the Crystal marked the beginning of a new era for the ROM as the country's premier cultural and social destination.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing experience at this Museum. Its was quite fascinating how they moved through the centuries with the various exhibits. I would highly recommend this attraction.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice viewing. Lots & lots of interesting pieces. Very artsy type of place. 3 levels of stuff. Needs more “Africa” stuff.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us.

We are glad to here that you enjoyed your visit with us. The ROM has three floors of permanent collections ranging from natural history to world cultures so definitely a lot to see.

We also have exciting special exhibits coming up including: Spiders: Fear & Fascination and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

Cheers,
Sabrina

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't been here in 30 years and while I remember being appalled by images of the entranceway when it was being built it's actually quite modern looking now and doesn't take away from the aesthetic. Great displays, adequate explanations and we were there on a sunday morning when it was peaceful enough to just wander at your leisure with no big crowds. It was great. It kept our 10 y/o's attention for most of the 2.5 hrs we spent there and that's saying something. The Druxy's cafe served really nice food for lunch despite some hiccups at the lunch counter itself (I'm going to assume new employee...ok, I'm going to hope new employee).

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad to here that you enjoyed your visit with us. The second floor is great for kids and has amazing galleries on natural history! We also have exciting special exhibits coming up including: Spiders: Fear & Fascination and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.

We hope to see you back at the ROM soon!
Sabrina

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In general, I found this museum to have a large selection of exhibits to enjoy. It is an excellent activity for a rainy Toronto Day, including a decent cafeteria. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and improve the experience. I would have liked to see an audio tour option where one can enjoy the exhibits independently. This would have allowed me to learn and appreciate more about the various artifacts and culture from which they came. I felt the staff in the gift shop were a little suspicious of shoplifting, which made me feel rather uncomfortable unfortunately at the end of my 3 hour visit.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Paulina,

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the ROM and were able to join one of our multiple daily tours.
As for the audio tours, our Special Exhibitions, such as our two upcoming exhibitions, Spiders:Fear and Fascination and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, audio guides are available for download on your own device through our website.

We hope that you can return to enjoy our future visiting exhibitions.
All the best,
Marie-Josee

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there with family for one day of the kids March Break holidays.
Everyone enjoyed the time at the ROM. It is a lot of walking but well worth it. I would highly recommend those visiting to come prepared with packed lunch and snacks so you can stay on site to have the meals and continue exploring.

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ROMtoronto, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Ontario Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello!

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the ROM with your family. I am also delighted to hear that you all enjoyed our special programming and activities for March Break.

We hope that you can return to enjoy our future visiting exhibitions!
All the best,
Marie-Josee

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