Il Royal Ontario Museum, comunemente conosciuto come ROM, è uno dei maggiori musei per la cultura mondiale e per le scienze naturali nella città di Toronto. ROM è il più grande museo del Canada ed il quinto per dimensioni del Nord America. Vi sono custoditi oltre sei milioni di oggetti in oltre 40 gallerie. Possiede una notevole collezione di dinosauri, arti medio orientali, africane ed est asiatiche, storia Europea e storia canadese.
Il museo si trova all'angolo di Bloor Street e Avenue Road, a nord del Queen's Park ed a est della passeggiata dei filosofi della Università di Toronto. Fondato nel 1912 dal governo provinciale, il Royal Ontario Museum fu assegnato all'Università nel 1968. Adesso è un'istituzione indipendente, ma il museo ancora mantiene stretti rapporti con l'università, spesso di condivisione di competenze e risorse.
|Lunedi||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Martedì||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Mercoledì||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Giovedi||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Venerdì||10:00 AM – 8:30 PM|
|Sabato||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Domenica||10:00 AM – 5:30 PM|
Kimberley Taylor | feb 24, 2018
The museum hosts some great exhibits and exhibitions but has a few negatives that impact a full five-star experience. In 2017 they reopened the old entrance off Queens Park which is fantastic as it offers easy access from the Museum subway stop and in 2018 they added free coat check as a membership perk. They routinely host a exhibition of Wildlife photography which is amazing and their dinosaur and biodiversity exhibits are great. However some exhibits have not had significant updates in years (Egypt for example) and the layout of the building is hindered in that the new addition is essentially a growth off the old building which makes for some navigation challenges to the newcomer. Additionally the cafe is a touch pricey on site but they have space to eat if you bring your own food so plan ahead.
Sonu Singh | feb 26, 2018
Not only is it probably the best museum in Ontario I would argue that it's probably the best museum in all of Canada. There is so much culture and knowledge portrayed in such a civilized clean accessible open manner. The first three floors touch on important time. Such as ancient Egypt ancient Rome Ancient Asia. There's also elements of animals and geology insects birds large mammals dinosaurs. However the best is on the fourth and fifth floor which this is where exhibits from all over the world stop in Toronto. Recommended for friends families dates and even yourself if you just want to take your time away from it all.
jinane ghazal | feb 25, 2018
It's always a pleasure to go to Rom. 1) great collections, always engaging material 2) great place to explore contemporary architecture ( Crystal building) and classical architecture (original building) 3) super-friendly staff with tours around the clock. They are very knowledgeable. 4) their food is good. Better than most museums around. 5) kids have the time of their lives. 6) their gift shop has cool stuff.
Kate Ngai | feb 26, 2018
Normally I never had an issue here but last week I bought tickets online for two (WINTER FRIDAY- special exhibitions only) not knowing purchasing general admission is required in order to visit the special exhibitions in the museum. Their website for this event is misguiding; gave options for visitors to get just the special exhibitions without general admissions while we were told once we got there to pay at the counter to get the general admission to get in overall. Price difference wasn't a big difference. But we were disappointed and frustrated we had to still pay for general admission since we only expected to visit the special exhibitions since we were only planning to visit the Vikings and Dior exhibitions (new exhibitions and time permits) . It was misleading to not inform people about the required general admission during the online process. Ticket counter employee also confirms this has been happening to a lot of people. If this happened already, why hasn't this been fixed yet considering the exhibitions has been opened for awhile. Is this a strategy in tricking your customers? wish they made the online process more clear. Other than that, both Dior and Viking exhibitions were worth visiting. (ROM Special Exhibits only tickets) are worth getting if you're planning to visit all of them during the same evening.
Hector Berganza | feb 28, 2018
This place is great for the whole family. Last week I paid a visit to their Viking exhibit. It was very informative; however, I didn't think the exhibition had a good flow. I took the time to quickly revisit the rest of the museum and, as usual, I was very pleased. I'm planning on taking my 4 year old for a visit this summer as she loves dinosaurs.
Hongyan Xu | mar 20, 2018
Worth visiting for a day trip or if you are visiting Toronto. Kids would really enjoy the large dinosaur fossils section with many amazing dinosaurs on display, and the birds and mammal models. Adults and slightly older kids, be sure to visit the rocks and crystals section, and at the end of that, precious gems and jewellery worth a fortune monitored by a dense cluster of overhead cameras. Also worth checking out are the special exhibit section in the basement and the wildlife photography exhibits, that you have to pay extra to enter unless you are a member. The huge gift store near the main entrance is outside the exhibit section and does not require entree fee.
Al Imran H Khan | mar 19, 2018
Great Museum. Too big to cover in a day. I saw the Vikings Special at first which took away most of the time. Probably was not worth it. Level 3 offers great collection from Medieval Europe, middle east. The totem poles at the old staircase and the Chinese section has great collection. Overall liked the ambience and architecture. Would visit again to see the dinosaur floor.
Dominic M | mar 8, 2018
A huge and impressive museum with a very wide variety of displays (minerals, fossils, current animals, ecology, and a wide variety of cultural artifacts from across the world in several large displays). The building is a cool fusion of new and old with the modern crystal architecture overlaid on top of a historic castle. Special exhibits rotate a few times a year and are always worth seeing. Ticket prices have gone up and down over the years; currently a little high for my taste but I'll still go. A yearly membership is worthwhile for the special exhibition passes alone.
Shirley Luong | mag 7, 2018
Make sure to plan enough time for the museum! I arrived 3 hours before close and ended up running out of time and missing 4 of the exhibits. I like to spend some time reading the information plates so I probably needed 4-5 hours here! That just speaks to the enormous size and high quality of this museum! Beautifully displayed, clean floors and glass. Loved it! When I'm back in Toronto I'll definitely be returning!
Aisha Kazmi | apr 28, 2018
Great museum for adults and kids alike. The whole second floor is geared towards kids with displays and interactive screens. The kids loved the dinosaur section the most. There nice play area with many different activities and books. You can easily spend hours here. The gift shop is pretty nice too. They have gifts with all the different themes of the museum.
Maria Ortega | apr 5, 2018
Went here for a night at the ROM. It was such a fun experience, especially since it was my first time attending this event. There were lots of food stations throughout the museum to engage you with the art. There were also different rooms with DJs and enough space for a dance floor. I would recommend going early for this event since the line up outside was rather long. There is also a separate line for coat check ($2) and a separate line for food and drink tickets. Overall it was a fun event. Definitely would recommend to a friend. Try to buy tickets in advance to save you the trouble of waiting in line!
Matthew Wright | apr 27, 2018
Really amazing collection! Definitely plan out what you want to see and hit that first. It just keeps going and trying to see it all at once was a little much. So cool to have it all under one roof though. Make sure you grab a map when you first arrive as it comes in quite handy as you explore all of the worlds and times surrounding you.
David Manukian | giu 2, 2018
The overall museum is very entertaining providing many opportunities to explore amazing rocks,artifacts, and exhibits. Unfortunately it isn't very large and the dinosaur exhibit is mediocre. The lack of real dinosaur bones is a bit disappointing. The guided tours are not as interesting as exploring by yourself, although there are many tours offered for many occasions. I recommend going for the seasonal special exhibits which they offer occasionally, as these are different from the same stuff they always have.
Jaime Hernandez | mag 20, 2018
The ROM is an amazing museum with so many different exhibits, it is a must see. The second floor is a great area for young kids. There are tours available in both official languages. There is also a cafe on the lower level. The desserts are so delicious. Decent price to enter, buying tickets online is easy and let's you skip the entrance line.
Amanda Hatton | giu 3, 2018
I love this place. Tonnes of amazing exhibits from all over the world. They have some pretty fantastic special exhibits (Pompeii, Vikings etc), good parking in the area or super close subway access if you aren’t driving. Gift shop has some really cool stuff too. Don’t leave without seeing the Ancient Egypt exhibit!!!
Kelsey Morrow | mag 29, 2018
Love love love this place there is so much to do and see!! A little pricey but well worth every penny in my eyes. So much fun can be had by all age groups. My 2 yr old loves it and my 83 yr old grandma also loves it and everyone in my family loves it as well. So much fun
Anthony Boese | mag 26, 2018
Wonderful place to spend the day looking through pieces of history. Clean facilities, friendly staff. The ROM has a very large gift store where prices are actually quite well priced. Prices are fair for entry and the nice thing is you can turn the price of your ticket back in to a yearly membership should you like to come back frequently which is rather nice so you don't loose any money. I highly recommend this as a Toronto destination if you are planning a visit.
Indrajit Chakrabarty | lug 9, 2018
One of the finest museums I have visited in North America (after visiting the American Museum of National History in NYC). The museum has a great collection of exhibits from all parts of the world. There are some really helpful volunteers always ready to help with answers to questions. The only issue I had was with signs & directions. Sometimes, I was led to a section that ended abruptly but the section was a bit further than the intended location of the exhibit. Overall, excellent experience and great value of the time spent.
B. Gold | giu 23, 2018
Gorgeous very impressive largest museum in Canada. Alluring very unique architecture and one of a kind exterior design. Looks like crown jewel of museums, Bloor street looks even more luxurious and beautiful. It hosts many exhibits and fantastic exhibitions from all over the world. You can’t see all of them in one visit but still you can see a lot of fabulous sculptures, exhibits, arts and much more. Doesn’t matter how many times l come it’s always very interesting and fun. Fantastic area for kids on the second floor. Nice souvenir shop and selection of food. No picture or reviews do it justice you have to experience for yourself and enjoy spending time there admiring historical artwork and many fantastic exhibits. A lot to learn. Wonderful day to spend through pieces of history. Mesmerizing.❤️🇨🇦
Ann McAllister | lug 9, 2018
Two great and inspiring exhibits well worth the price. The spider exhibit has tons of interactive displays—engaging and appropriate for all ages. The Iris van Herpen exhibit coincides nicely with the spider one. You can see how so many of her concepts were inspired by nature. Her prolific collections are incredible and imaginative. She definitely blurs the lines of fine art sculpture and high fashion in a very provocative way. Never a dull moment at the ROM!
Filomena Randazzo | giu 16, 2018
Absolutely amazing, so much to see so many sections. Especially loved the Greece and Rome sections. Not enough time to see everything in one trip unfortunately but that just means getting to go again for another fun trip. The Viking exhibition was incredible. A great place to go by yourself, in a large group, or with a we people. Great place to take young kids and teach them about history. Will definitely be coming here again and again as there is always more to see.
Caleb Friesen | lug 8, 2018
Great experience. No complaints whatsoever. Very informative information on each and every item on exhibit, and so much to see that you simply can't do it all in one day (at least not in a detailed manner - you need to skim if you want to see it all). Highly recommended if you enjoy history and learning more about the world around you. There's something for just about everyone here.
Darragh Grove-White | ago 6, 2018
I’ve been coming to the Royal Ontario Museum for the last 28 years and it has definitely continued to get better with age. This is a very family-friendly activity with a lot of learning opportunities. I’m always a bit humbled when I come to a high quality museum because of the incredible ingenuity of humans over thousands of years. These artifacts serve as a reminder of human potential. It’s truly an excellent place for artists seeking inspiration. 10/10 experience and worth an annual visit if you have the luxury of getting to live in Toronto!
Harry Ross | ago 7, 2018
Well appointed museum. Focused more on natural history than human history however this hasn't been neglected. There is a large display of animals from dinosaur skeletons through taxidermy of contemporary animals and supporting models and narrative. While a good museum, the entry price was a bit of a shock having just visited the British Museum in London and the Glasgow museum which offer free general admission and only charge for special exhibitions... I guess that there are different philosophical underpinnings of the use of museums and that price should never be a barrier to learning.
Gracie Lawson | lug 23, 2018
Undoubtedly a beautiful museum. We went midday on a Tuesday and it was packed. Lots of things to see and read, though there was SO MUCH to look at without clear paths through the various exhibits, we did a lot of backtracking and the trip was mentally fatiguing. I was hoping to see more paintings and sculptures. The exhibition on native life and art on the first floor is the most comprehensive that I've seen - don't skip over it.
Amber Cascanette | ago 10, 2018
My daughter and I had such a great time! The ROM was easy to get to and the staff I interacted with were super friendly and very helpful when I asked questions. I liked that it had something for everyone, even smaller children. My daughter especially loved the interactive displays. Very fun, I will definitely return in the near future with my other kids.
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