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Royal Ontario Museum

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is the largest museum in Canada for world culture and natural history, and among the largest museums in North America.

Free admission on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Permanent Collection only).


With its main entrance facing Bloor Street in Downtown Toronto, the Royal Ontario Museum is situated north of Queen's Park and east of Philosopher's Walk in the University of Toronto.

Founded in 1912, the museum has maintained close relations with the university throughout its history, often sharing expertise and resources.

The museum remained under direct control and management of the University of Toronto until 1968, when it became an independent institution.

Containing more than six million items and forty galleries, the museum has notable collections of dinosaurs, Near Eastern and African art, East Asian art, European history, and Canadian history.

It also houses the world's largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens.

Points Of Interest

World Culture Galleries

  • Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples, Level 1
  • Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, Level 1
  • Bishop White Gallery of Chinese Temple Art, Level 1
  • Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture, Level 1
  • Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China, Level 1
  • ROM Gallery of Chinese Architecture, Level 1
  • Gallery of Korea, Level 1
  • Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan, Level 1
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Gallery of Ancient Cyprus, Level 3
  • Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific, Level 3
  • Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery, Level 3
  • Wirth Gallery of the Middle East, Level 3
  • Galleries of Africa: Egypt, Level 3
  • Gallery of the Bronze Age Aegean, Level 3
  • Gallery of Greece, Level 3
  • Samuel European Galleries, Level 3
  • Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Level 4
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Natural History Galleries

  • Bat Cave, Level 2, Philosophers' Walk Wing
  • Life in Crisis: Schad Gallery of Biodiversity, Level 2, Centre Block
  • Teck Suite of Galleries: Earth's Treasures, Level 2, Weston Family Wing
  • Reed Gallery of the Age of Mammals, Level 2
  • Gallery of Birds, Level 2
  • James and Louise Temerty Galleries of the Age of Dinosaurs, Level 2
  • Patrick and Barbara Keenan Family Gallery of Hands-on Biodiversity, Level 2
  • Natural History Highlights, Level 2
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Hands-on Galleries


Tickets: See: Ticket Types & Prices.

Free Wednesday Nights: Enjoy free admission to the ROM every Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Permanent Collection only. Excludes surcharged exhibitions).

Hours of Operation: Open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday); closed December 25 (Christmas Day).

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Map & Directions

  • Yonge-University Subway Line: Exit at the Museum station and walk north along Queen's Park (there is no entrance to the museum on Queen's Park). When you reach Bloor St West, turn left and you'll see the entrance in front.

  • Bloor-Danforth Subway Line: Exit at St. George station and walk south (south is towards the CN Tower) to Bloor St West. Cross the road to the south side, turn left and walk east along Bloor St West for 200m. You'll see the museum entrance on the south side of Bloor St West.

  • Parking

Nearby Dining

  • Sin & Redemption (pub): 136 McCaul St (across from St. Patrick's Catholic Church); from the intersection of Dundas St W and McCaul St, walk north about 120 feet and it will be on your left. — Editor's Pick

  • Village Idiot Pub: 126 McCaul St, at the north-west corner of Dundas St W and McCaul St.

Contact & Address

Visitor Services Department
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
Toronto, ON, M5S 2C6

Telephone: 416-586-8000


GPS address:
"Royal Ontario Museum"

Latitude: 43.66845366
Longitude: -79.39496398

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