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Royal Ontario Museum


100 Queens Pk
Toronto, ON M9N 2H6

(416) 586-8000
rom.on.ca

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (125 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: Sun-Thu & Sat 10am-5:30pm; Fri 10am-8:30pm
Status: Closed
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Check out our photos of the ROM here!<br/><br/>Generations of children and adults have trooped through the museum since it first opened in 1914. With six million objects in its collections and 40 galleries of art, archaeology and natural science, the ROM offers a whole world to explore. Four giant carved totem poles rise in the centre of the stairwells; the largest is 24.5 metres (over 80 ft.) tall....
by toronto on June 24, 2014 from toronto

Reviews

love this museum: always been a big fan of the ROM - so much to see and learn
Rated 4 stars by TheProfessor on January 30, 2012
Architecture Gone Wrong: The new building is an example of architecture gone wrong. If you are a fan of exposed drywall and parking garages, you will love the inside of the structure. Otherwise... <br/><br/>The outstanding dinosaur collection, housed in the new wing, has also suffered. The bones have been setup in glass stones. Perhaps the idea was to match with the surrounding building. Unfortunately, it distracts from the displays. The curators of the museum should accept the criticism of this building and move away from the glass theme. Paint the walls, get rid of the glass. <br/><br/>Fortunately, the older Chinese and Greek exhibits are outstanding. The nature exhibits are also pretty good. It is the ROMs saving grace. I also went to see the special exhibit of the Teracotta Warriors, which was amazing.
Rated 2 star by myshell on September 16, 2010
Fascinatingly Fun: I usually go to the ROM every year, and it was especially exciting the last time I went, as the ROM had just recently undergone renovations and looked completely different. It was amazing, seeing the newly built structure for the first time; the modern glass structure glinted in the sun and the sheer size and advanced visage of it took my breath away. Though not extremely good-looking, it is very awesome. The exhibitions were just as great, I loved the bat cave, the birds exhibition, the snake exhibition, the dinosaur exhibition (though I still don't find dinosaurs that interesting), the Egyptian exhibition, where the creepy wraith-like mummies, though pretty cool, REALLY gave me the creeps, the China exhibition with all the glassware and ancient cups and stuff, the room with the great gold domed arched ceiling, the Roman/Greece (?) exhibit with all the statues... etc. Overall ROM is a very fascinating and interesting place to visit, and contains much epic stuff.
Rated 4 stars by Teresa on September 01, 2010
Great Museum!: I have been to the ROM a few times and I always have an amazing time there. I really enjoy museums though, but I think even if you didn't you would find this one nice to visit at least once. Last time I went was for King Tut and it was a really cool exhibit. There is always lots to see and the building is simply gorgeous. It has undergone some renovations and I do think it looked better before, but it is still one of my favorite museums. Take your family if you can!
Rated 5 stars by Jenna Lynn on August 23, 2010

Editorial Reviews

This museum's renowned collection is centered on natural history and world culture—don't miss the archaeological exhibits and the Bat Cave—but lately it has played second fiddle to its notorious renovation. Known as the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, this 50,000-square-foot eruption of jutting angles, sharp points, and mathematical planes is the work of famed architect Daniel Libeskind. Thrusting...
by concierge on June 21, 2012 from concierge
This is Canada's largest museum and the fifth largest on the continent, with 6 million objects in its collections. The massive and controversial renovation by starchitect Daniel Libeskind has had mixed reviews from visitors and locals: some love it, others decry the design. The new crystal wing, which houses six galleries, hangs out over Bloor Street, hiding the main entrance. (Finding your way...
Rated 3.5 stars by frommersca on June 17, 2012 from frommersca

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It is the ROM’s mission to engage the public in exploration of cultural change and to serve as an advocate for science in the study of nature. Programs ranging from formal student education courses to public debates, lectures, symposia, films, tours, publications, travel and family activities.
by foursquare on May 18, 2012 from foursquare
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