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Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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#1 of 433 in Museums in Ontario
Appreciate edgy art and science at Royal Ontario Museum, Canada's largest museum. Thanks to its strong ties to the University of Toronto, the museum offers informative and up-to-date exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to modern fashion trends. It also houses an extensive collection of artworks from around the globe. Admire the museum's bold exterior, which features striking crystalline features contrasted with the building's original facade. Take a tour of the museum to get the full story behind the pieces on display. To visit Royal Ontario Museum on your trip to Toronto, use our Toronto online tour itinerary maker .
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  • Different topics are covered, and the way the exhibition is set up is of high quality. I appreciared the dinosaurs, the wildlife fotography and the part abou the Canadian history. Als well setup for c...  more »
  • If you're a museum freak, it's a good day to hang around. There are Saifei in the door, you can easily enter the field, although the ticket price is not too cheap, but this international museum seems to be almost cost, light people are worth a visit.
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  • My friend dragged me there on a cold winter day. Yet I was not disappointed since it was sufficiently heated, close to the TTC station and the views were really nice. The only thing is that with its u...  more »
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  • It's a great place to take your family or even to visit alone. Their special exhibitions are worth the price of the ticket and really educational. I find the staff to be knowledgeable and polite. The attached gift shop is simply splendid and has a souvenir for everyone. My only complaint is the lack of options for restaurants and their prices. The ROM is a full day trip and I think they would benefit from offering less expensive options for food.
  • CONSIDER SPENDING HOURS HERE. It's worth it. There are a lot of things and to enjoy them you should take your time. A great experience and a history lesson for people of all ages to learn and grasp. I personally really enjoyed the first level the most. The people of ancient times give you an interesting perspective on life. Those people could have never ever in all their brain power imagine their weapons, swords, statues, or even toys to be displayed thousands of years after them for other people. Makes you think in a thousand plus years if people will do the same to us. Totally recommend it!
  • Fantastic Viking history installation. Clean and safe, even the washroom are maintained to a high standard. Lots to see in addition to the Viking exhibit, great place for family or to take a date. The gift shop is a bit pricey, but you can expect that they need to raise funds to keep great programs available to kids to enjoy. If you're in Toronto, it is a must see. Give yourself the whole day if you can, it's worth every minute.
  • Perfect place to visit on a Sunday morning after brunch. A lot of different things to see, different cultures history, dinosaurs, a great biology area and if you have kids this is a plus to visit as they have interactive games to learn. I got the general admission ticket plus the Vikings exhibition. If you are interested in finding out how vikings used to live, their roles, culture...this is a good choice to learn more about this fascinating Scandinavian human being. Tickets cost is 32 dollars per person including the Viking’s exposition.
  • It's a good place to spend an entire day, or more. It is very hard to cover the entire Museum in one day if you are doing justice to the exhibits. The museum holds several different sections and quite a few special exhibits around the year. The exhibits include ancient civilizations, and entire Egyptian section, biology ecology section, a minerals and geology section and many more. The cafe downstairs is a bit overpriced as it is usually with these places. Also please note that you cannot take any luggage more than a backpack into the museum, not even your carry-on, in fact the charge you $5 for the carry-on and $2.50 for the coat check. If you do take your own lunch there is a sitting area in the basement as well as microwave. There are many water fountains across the museum. Just make sure you pace yourself so that you don't get tired and also don't run out of time. Tickets at the door are a bit more expensive, however you can buy cheaper tickets from Costco online.

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Most visitors stay in the historic neighborhood of Old Toronto, as the central district offers unparalleled access to the best attractions in the city and several metro stations within walking distance. If you're looking for a different taste of Toronto, stay in the trendy neighborhoods of West Queen West or King West Village, popular for their nightlife, arts, and cafe scenes. You can embrace Toronto's multicultural charms by staying in Chinatown, perhaps the city's best location for foodies.
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