Royal BC Museum Blog

Hello fellow museum-lovers! Thanks for visiting the Royal BC Museum’s Blog—a virtual cabinet of curiosities featuring our collections, archives, activities and people.

Spit on this saint. (No, really: it’s a thing.)

October 11, 2019

In this season of all things supernatural, meet Maximón, aka St. Simón or “the dapper deity”.

He’s the booze-loving, cigar-chomping Maya folk saint who likes to be spat on before granting prayerful petitions for good—or, if you prefer, evil...

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Butterfly samples in a drawer

True facts and fun fakes at the Royal BC Museum this October

October 9, 2019

VICTORIA, BC—No fake news here: the Royal BC Museum is honestly the place to be for fun learning opportunities in October:

  • Fringe Festival fans will already be familiar with Abdul Aziz and Shawn O’Hara, creators of the...

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Kidding around

October 9, 2019

Museum members: we know you love your children.

But it’s ok to want a little break from them. Some downtime when you’re exploring the Royal BC Museum.

So we’re planning to give you a full hour without your kids. Spend it alone....

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