Royal Ontario Museum Tours

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Established in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is Canada’s largest museum. Housed inside a heritage-meets-modern building, it boasts a 6-million-strong collection, which focuses on objects relating to world culture and natural history. It includes everything from First Nations’ crest poles to Egyptian mummies to T-rex skeletons.
 
The Basics
The museum building, which comprises a heritage structure with a modern add-on, is an architectural landmark. See it from the outside during select sightseeing tours and helicopter tours.
 
Of course, to get a look at the museum’s rich and fascinating collection, it’s necessary to go inside. General admission entrance tickets can be purchased in advance. They provide visitors with access to more than 30 galleries displaying objects from the ROM’s permanent collection. Admission includes free museum tours that focus on highlights of the collection and specific galleries. Tour places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Upgrade to include access to temporary exhibitions taking place in the museum. In the past, temporary exhibitions have focused on the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly and Star Wars-inspired fashions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The ROM is a must-visit for culture vultures and architecture enthusiasts.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available.
  • Eat at the on-site café or bring a packed lunch which can be eaten at the Brown Bag lunch room.
  • Turn your phone to silent or vibrate mode to avoid disturbing other museumgoers.
  • The ROM is entirely wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There
The museum is situated in Downtown Toronto, just north of Queen’s Park. The nearest subway stops are St. George station (Line 2 Bloor–Danforth), and Museum Station (Line 1 Yonge–University line). Local buses (numbers 5 and 142) also stop nearby, as do hop-on hop-off tour buses.
 
When to Get There
The Royal Ontario Museum is busiest during July and August, with weekends being particularly popular. Go early on a Sunday to get in before the crowds.
 
The Michael Lee-Chin Crystal
The ROM is almost as renowned for being an architectural showstopper as it is for its cultural holdings. As part of a major project in 2007, the museum enlisted architect Daniel Libeskind to add a bold new wing—an aluminum-and-glass structure that juts out from the older century-old facade. The new wing was well-received, quickly cementing the museum as an architectural icon of Toronto.
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Address: 100 Queen's Park, Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto M5S 2C6, Canada
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Skip the Line Royal Ontario Museum Ticket

When visiting Toronto, be sure to stop at the Royal Ontario Museum of art, world culture and natural history. The four-story museum currently holds six million objects in its collections with over 30 galleries showcasing art, archaeology and natural science. The exhibits explore everything from the fascinating history and evolution of tattooing to one of the oldest members of the horned dinosaur family. Then revisit one of the largest manhunts in Canadian history. An entertaining and educational experience for all ages.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the excitement of Canada’s largest city aboard a double-decker bus on this hop-on, hop-off Toronto sightseeing tour. With your 2-day pass, design a personal itinerary with more than 20 possible attractions along the city route like the Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, the Entertainment District and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary, and hop off any time you’d like. 
  • Duration: 2 days
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7-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

See the city of Toronto and the surrounding region on this stunning 7-minute helicopter flight.  Soar over the largest city in Canada with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Toronto’s downtown skyline and beyond, including the iconic CN Tower, the Canadian National Exhibition grounds and the beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront. This incredible flight covers almost nine miles and includes one keepsake digital photo (delivered online) plus a printed souvenir picture. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Duration: 7 minutes
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14-Minute Helicopter Tour Over Toronto

See the city of Toronto and the surrounding area on this stunning 14-minute helicopter flight.  Soar over the largest city in Canada with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Toronto’s downtown skyline and beyond, including the iconic CN Tower, Casa Loma, High Park and the beautiful waterfront. This incredible flight covers almost 22 miles and includes one keepsake digital photo (delivered online) plus a printed souvenir picture. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.
  • Duration: 14 minutes
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Mega Toronto & Niagara Falls Tour

See two of Canada’s top attractions in one day on this guided tour to Niagara Falls and around the city of Toronto. Visit the rushing, horseshoe-shaped falls, explore Niagara Falls attractions and visit Ontario’s renowned wineries to sample ice wine and more. In Toronto, see the CN Tower, the Hockey Hall of Fame and more and take a cruise along the waterfront to take in the city’s skyline.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Toronto Private Tour

When visiting Toronto, enjoy a private, guided, 2.5-hour tour for up to three people. Choose from a morning or early afternoon departure, then explore many of the city’s architectural wonders, like the iconic CN Tower and nearby Rogers Centre; the Royal Ontario Museum of art, world culture and natural history; the bustling Toronto Entertainment District; the affluent Yorkville neighborhood; St. Lawrence Market, recognized as the top food market in the world and much more. Downtown Toronto hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Ritz and Glamour Toronto - VIP Entertainment Tour

Get to know Toronto’s famous Entertainment District on this 6-hour tour. Home to theaters and performing arts centers, this area is teeming with cultural and sports activities. Enjoy free time exploring the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), before a guide takes you on a city tour. Your tour includes a visit to the Bell Lightbox, home of the world's most iconic public film festival, TIFF, as well as entrance to one of the area's major theaters for a performance. Enjoy a cocktail lounge reception at the famed Hotel Ritz and finish off with an enjoyable evening at a glamorous night club or jazz bar (included).
  • Duration: 6 hours
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