The museum was established to explore and preserve British Columbia's human and natural history, to inspire curiosity and wonder, and to share its story with the world. Of particular note is the permanent First Peoples Gallery, which includes weaving, carved wooden boxes, totem poles, shaman figures, an extensive collection of Haida argillite carvings and almost 100 ceremonial masks from all over the Northwest Coast. Daily (except Dec 25 and Jan 1) 10 am - 5 pm.
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9W2
Daily (except Dec 25 and Jan 1) 10 am - 5 pm
Mentions in Galleries West
Paul Walde and Tina Pearson: "Music for Natural History", Royal BC Museum, Victoria, Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, 2016
Have you ever wondered what the world sounded like before the roar of jets or the steady hum of traffic?
Jan 16, 2016
Premier Christy Clark and Prof Jack Lohman, CEO of the Royal British Columbia Museum, recently opened a major new exhibition in GUANGZHOU,China exploring the first Chinese migration to Canada.
Nov 8, 2015
The Royal BC Museum has ample reason to sing the praises of its conservators, who have won the prestigious Keck Award for the conservation of the Chinese Freemason’s Lantern in 2013.
Oct 15, 2014
The Royal BC Museum has meticulously packed up 25 remarkable paintings and sketches by the iconic Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, in preparation for a loan to the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, UK.
Oct 12, 2014
From more than seven million objects in the Royal BC Museum’s galleries, archival stacks and workrooms behind the scenes, curators, archivists and other expert staff have selected what they are calling the “100 Objects of Interest”.
Sep 11, 2014
On its first North American stop, "Vikings: Lives Beyond the Legends" came ashore today (May 16, 2014) at the Royal BC Museum. The international exhibition runs through to November 11, 2014.
May 16, 2014
The Royal BC Museum has agreed to support the Dulwich Picture Art Gallery, London with a significant loan of 26 Emily Carr paintings, drawings and sketches for a major exhibition opening Nov 1, 2014.
Nov 13, 2013
The Royal BC Museum joins five other Canadian institutions and is only the second museum in Canada to be featured among the most famous art collections in the world.
Oct 8, 2013
The new Royal BC Museum season opened today with Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700 an exhibition of thirty rare world maps drawn from the Wendt collection.
Oct 5, 2012
Vancouver realtor and art collector Bob Rennie's Wing Sang gallery in the city’s Chinatown neighbourhood will house the first satellite gallery of the Royal British Columbia Museum.
Dec 31, 2011