The Royal Ontario Museum, or the ROM, as locals call it, is the largest natural history and human cultures museum in Canada, and the 5th largest in North America. Some people call it the "rom" (rhyming with "tom"), others say just the letters "R-O-M) - the choice is yours.
Of its numerous collections which include Dinosaurs, Geology, Egyptian, Greek and Roman exhibits, it is also well known for having the largest collection of ancient Chinese artifacts anywhere in the world outside of China itself. Unfortunately, most of this is currently in storage as they are renovating and expanding the museum. Previously, there was an entire Chinese Temple reconstructed in the atrium, which should make it back again when the renovations are finished in 2006. There is also a wonderful collection of cultural artifacts on the third floor covering mostly Europe from the Medieval Ages, through the Renaissance and up to the modern age. Armour, weaponry, religious artifacts, ceramics, silver and gold are all part of the collection.
The Royal Ontario museum is great for those who love history and learning about the culture.
The ROM offers many different displays. When I was there they had an exibit of the Egypt. It was nice to see unfortunately it was last minute and forgot my camera=(=(
An impressive museum in which one could spend a day roaming its halls. Very many exhibits: art, rare stones and gems, history, natural history, etc.... I liked the room which held an actual ancient Chinese tomb. I was gonna take a picture of the tomb but never got around to it - actually, I didn't take any pictures at the ROM.
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM (ROM): One of Canada's largest museums. Be transported back in time & looked out for the Egyptian's mummy case of Djedmaatesankh (850 BC). Discover the 'Gift of the Gods - The Art of Wine & Revelry' where you one can find out the evolution of wine production as well as exploring viticulture with wine tasting sessions (till Oct. 21, 2001).
4 levels exhibiting arts from:
* Canada - Level 1B.
* China, Korea, South East Asia - Street Level.
* Life Sciences - Level 2.
* Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Europe - Level 3.
An incredible arrays of artifacts & gorgeous display of treasures from all over the world.
It is a really nice museum. They have this impressive prehistorical exhibition when I was there.
There is also a kind of dark passage, dedicated to bats. It was pretty scary to go in, especially since that I was alone (my friend was too scared to go in with me !!! :))
The royal ontario museum is the largest in canada. There are 4 floors which include dino's, rocks from all over the world, eygptian, greek, chinese, just to name a few things
it is very interactive, great especially to the kids, there's lots of reading, and push buttons, There's no age limit here
A museum of nature, civilization and discovery. Explore 4 floors of exhibits and galleries, which house bat caves, dinosaurs, interactive activities, and Egyptian mummies. You can learn about cultures from around the world, and visit civilizations from thousands of years ago. It would take more than a day to explore the entire museum, but it's a definite must see!
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri 1
This is both a museum of human culture and a museum of nature. My children particularly like the Earth and Rocks area and the Dinosaurs. There's also some nice Armour upstairs. And stuff for grownups, too, of course! They run a lot of special exhibitions and events. And you can dine in style at chef Jamie Kennedy's restaurant, JK ROM. Be sure to order his fries! He even has a children's menu. The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is part of the ROM and is across the street.
Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
100 Queen's Park
Toronto , M5S 2C6
Telephone: (416) 586-8000 , Fax: (416) 586-8022
Generations of children and adults have trooped through the museum since it opened in 1914. With 6 million objects on display and more than 40 galleries, the collection can't be seen in one day. Favorite exhibits include the wonderful and spooky Bat Cave, the Egyptian mummies and the dinosaur gallery, where 13 skeletons are arranged in realistic simulated settings. Four giant carved totem poles rise in the centre of the stairwells; the largest is 24.5 metres (80 ft. 6 in.) tall. The Discovery Centre offers families a hands-on experience with work stations, where you can examine slides and prehistoric pottery, or put together a monkey skeleton.
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A must see...