Royal British Columbia Museum Royal British Columbia Museum. The heart of the Royal British Columbia Museum is in its collections, and in the research opportunities they provide. We develop, safeguard and interpret an enormous range of artifacts and specimens that have provincial significance, carefully classifying, codifying and organizing them for review, verification and research.
Exhibits and galleries at the Museum are the result of careful study and documentation, but they are only able to show a small fraction of the research that goes on here. Researchers at the Museum, throughout British Columbia, and around the world use our collections to reveal new insights into the natural world and human cultures of British Columbia.
Currently on display at the museum are:
- Treasures of the Tsimshian from the Dundas Collection - a significant exhibition of First Nations treasures. Acquired by Rev. Robert J. Dundas at the village of Metlakatla in northwestern British Columbia in 1863, this collection of First Nations artworks is exhibited for the first time in more than a century.
- On April 14, 2007 – 95 years to the day the Titanic struck the iceberg that sent it to the ocean floor – the Royal BC Museum launches a six-month presentation of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.
- Thunderbird Park - a cultural meeting place and a historic site on the Royal BC Museum's grounds. The park was created in 1941 to display monumental poles, welcome figures and other First Nations carvings.
The Royal BC Museum is located between Government and Douglas Streets, on Belleville. If you are coming from the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay or the Victoria Airport, take Highway 17 South and follow it to Belleville. Turn Right.
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I went there with my wife and kids. The kids are young, so they got scared of the dim lit exhibits. My wife and I really loved it though.
Review by Craig
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