Located next to Victoria's Inner Harbour, the Royal British Columbia Museum was established in 1886, with the archives added in 1894. Today, it houses British Columbia’s provincial museum and archives, which aim to collect and safeguard artifacts, specimens, and documents pertaining to British Columbia’s human and natural history. The museum has three permanent galleries: modern history, natural history, and BC First Nations history.
The collections comprise about seven million objects, including artifacts, natural history specimens, and archival records. The natural history gallery has about 750,000 specimens, mostly from BC and neighboring provinces, states, or territories. The museum also offers touring exhibitions and some notable previous exhibitions have focused on the RMS Titanic, Egyptian artifacts, Leonardo da Vinci, the Vikings, and many others. The museum also houses the IMAX Victoria theater, which offers films that are both educational and entertaining.
675 Belleville St, Victoria, British ColumbiaV8W 1A1, Canada, Phone: 250-356-7226 Photo: Royal BC Museum
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