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The Royal BC Museum reopens Friday, June 19
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to the Royal BC Museum. The museum is resuming operations and reopening in a thoughtful, phased way, informed by the advice of the public health authority and backed by science. Our teams have been working hard to ensure the safest conditions for our staff, volunteers, partners and visitors.

We’ve given the health and safety program the mammoth treatment. You will notice some changes the next time you visit. Please visit our website for more information on planning your next visit, our new hours and how our phased reopening will roll out.

Hours of Operation
The museum will have revised hours of operation:
Saturday to Tuesday and Thursday - 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-8pm

CLOSED to the public on Wednesday
Closing on Wednesday allows for an extra day to clean and take care of the museum and collections without visitors in the galleries.

While restarting our activities has most of us breathing a little more easily, the many people in communities across our province are still keeping a close eye on their health and feeling the strain of isolation. We recognize that. We are reserving 10am to 11:00am daily for seniors, vulnerable people and first responders to visit.

Phased Re-opening
The museum is taking a phased approach to re-opening the galleries.
• June 19: Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the second floor Natural History gallery will be open.
• August 1: The First Peoples gallery will be open.
• September 7: The Becoming BC gallery will be open; and will complete the full re-opening of the museum galleries.

Orcas: Our Shared Future has been rescheduled to open May 21, 2021
Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent Orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Follow the currents of environmentalism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to surface with a new appreciation of how Orcas and human are inextricably connected.

Royal BC Museum

675 Belleville ST

Victoria, BC V8W 9W2

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