Royal Ontario Museum

Description

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Canada's largest museum, houses more than five million objects related to art, science, and archaeology. Permanent galleries feature elaborate period room settings re-creating rooms from upper-class European and Canadian homes in the 1700s and 1800s. There are also Chinese wall paintings, monumental Buddhist sculptures dating from the 12th to the 16th century A.D., stellar examples from its renowned gem and gold collection, and displays on Egyptian hieroglyphs, mummy coffins, and masks. Two favorites with children are the dinosaur gallery, featuring 20 dinosaur skeletons displayed in realistic simulated environments, and the Bat Cave. A miniature replica of the subterranean St. Clair bat cave in Jamaica, the ROM's Bat Cave has 3,000 lifelike bats roosting and flying through the air. Even Batman would be impressed. A gift shop sell books, jewelry, ceramics, children's toys, and exclusive reproductions of objects from the museum's collections. The ROM is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to the fashionable Yorkville shopping district. The museum is handicapped-accessible and conveniently located near the city's subway line.

Address

100 Queen's Pk
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6

Lat/Long

43.66814800, -79.39492500
Visit Website
(416) 586-8000

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