Volunteer-led Gallery Tours

The Royal BC Museum is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space for all our visitors. We take our direction from provincial health authorities in order to provide the best support to our visitors and staff. We are suspending bookings on programming until further notice.  Please check back regularly for updates.  In the meantime continue to visit us digitally, we have programs for everyone. https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/engage-us-home


Join friendly and knowledgeable volunteers as they focus on particularly interesting places within the galleries and share untold stories. Tours are included with adult admission or membership. Average tour time is one hour.

  • Becoming BC 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 within the Royal BC Museum core galleries.

On the second and fourth Wednesday of the month you can take a 45 minute Behind the Scenes tour to one of our collection areas. The tours are limited to ten people and sign up takes place one hour before the tours begin. Tours take place every Wednesday in July and August. Check our calendar for updates before planning your trip. 

  • Behind the Scenes Mammal Matters Tour at 11:00 am
  • Behind the Scenes Butterflies and More Tour at 12:00 pm 

Get in Touch

Chris O'Conner
Chris O’Connor
a/Director of Community Engagement and Regional Partnerships
Kim Gough
Acting Director of Audience Experience