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The Royal BC Museum is one of Canada's leading museums and research centres, a showcase of 550 million years of natural history and 9,000 years of human history in BC

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We produce original research grounded in our extensive collection of more than 7,000,000 specimens, artifacts and cultural objects from across the province.

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You have a role to play in the protection, curation and sharing of our province's history. With your support, we can protect our treasured collections for generations to come.

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Learning Programming

The museum and archives are a place for exploration, learning and play for visitors of all ages.

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Territorial Acknowledgement

The Royal BC Museum is located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations). We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live and learn on this territory.