The Royal BC Museum strives to be a trusted source of knowledge about the people, lands and pivotal historical events that have shaped British Columbia. Our extraordinary collections and archives, our research and the public enthusiasm for the stories we share and the work we do all contribute to our impact.
The Royal BC Museum provides outstanding education, training and lifelong learning experiences. We host school groups from all over BC and develop teaching and learning experiences to support evolving school curricula. At a more advanced level, we provide training and internship opportunities for the next generation of researchers and scientists.
The Royal BC Museum is committed to the repatriation of Indigenous cultural belongings and Ancestral remains.
We are deeply committed to acting on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
The Royal BC Museum will be a world-leading museum and gathering place that invites the public to learn with their minds and their senses—not as spectators, but as full participants in the life of the museum, democratizing knowledge and the experience of discovery.
The museum will continue to work with Indigenous communities on repatriation. We will ensure Indigenous voices are heard and included, and that the interpretation of Indigenous cultures is led by Indigenous communities.
We will seek out diverse perspectives on BC identity, especially underrepresented voices, broadening cultural narratives and fostering inclusivity.