Third-Floor Galleries Closed for Modernization

Further Resources

Becoming BC Gallery

Explore immersive exhibits such as Old Town and HMS Discovery, and journey through the decades in Century Hall.

First Peoples Gallery

Experience the rich diversity and living cultures of First Peoples in British Columbia.

A Focus for Change

The Royal BC Museum commits to a continuous journey of greater equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

The Process of Modernizing the Galleries


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The third-floor galleries have been closed for Modernization.

The Royal BC Museum third floor comprised the First Peoples gallery, Our Living Languages: First Peoples’ Voices in BC exhibition, and Becoming BC gallery.  3D tours of the third-floor galleries were captured before the third-floor gallery closures and will be published in 2022 to provide further opportunities for those who couldn’t make it in-person to visit the third-floor galleries as they were originally designed. Please sign-up for notification when these are available.

During the third-floor closure, the Royal BC Museum offers an opportunity for visitors to provide feedback and input through survey stands located in the museum’s lobby. In addition, we will continue to engage with the community through webinars, online learning and virtual tours.

The museum will also be active across the Province through its travelling exhibition program and introducing its new pop-up exhibit program. More details on dates and locations can be found on the Travelling Exhibitions page.

Government has committed to modernization of the Royal BC Museum starting with the Collections and Research Building in Colwood which is currently in the procurement phase for a design-build team and is expected to break ground in Summer 2022 and complete in 2025.  Government will be considering options for the downtown site in early 2022.