Royal Ontario Museum

Highly recommended
This enormous museum, commonly referred to as the ROM, is housed in an H-shaped, five-floor building at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. Maintaining more than 20 departments in art, archaeology and the natural sciences, the museum, particularly known for its East Asian holdings, possesses a remarkable collection of six-million-plus artifacts and artworks from around the world. In the early 1900s Toronto banker Sir Byron E. Walker campaigned to start a public museum. United in effort was archaeologist Charles Trick Currelly, whose world travels provided the first treasures for a collection. In 1912 the Ontario Legislature passed the ROM Act, and in 1914 the museum first opened as part of the University of Toronto. Independent by 1968, the ROM became a separate body under the provincial government.

Useful information

Address:

100 Queens Park, M5S 2C6 Toronto

Price:

16 $

Opening hours

10am-5.30pm, Fri 10am-8.30pm

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