Guided & Self Guided Tours

Museum Tours

Join volunteers as they focus on special places within the galleries and share untold stories. Optional tours (average tour time is one hour) are included with adult admission or membership.

  • Museum Highlights Tour
  • Natural History Gallery Tour
  • Modern History Gallery Tour

Tour types and times are posted in the museum lobby each morning, Or check our calendar before you arrive. Buy your all-day museum ticket online or in person and meet the volunteer guides at the lobby’s tour sign. Tours take place in the Royal BC Museum permanent galleries.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Get behind the scenes and tour our collections. Yep, that’s right. Grab your backstage pass: we’re going to actually take you into the Royal BC Museum collections. See for yourself where we keep those jars, boxes and bins, and experience the working environment of our talented researchers and staff.

Three different Behind the Scenes Tours explore:

  • Butterflies and More: Entomology Collection
  • Mammal Matters: Vertebrates Collection
  • BC Archives

Each Behind The Scenes Tour lasts 30 minutes and is limited to 10 people. You can sign up in person an hour ahead of each tour, on a first‐come first‐served basis (cost is included with admission). Throughout the winter months, they are on the third Wednesday and the second and last Saturday of each month.

Book Now

To book a collection tour, contact the Group Sales Coordinator a minimum of two weeks in advance:

Phone: 250-387-4007
Fax: 250-387-0102

Get in Touch

Kim Gough
Learning Program Developer

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