The Royal British Columbia Museum is a historical museum located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was given the "Royal" title upon a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.
The museum is one of the centrepieces of Victoria's tourist industry. It includes numerous native artifacts, such as totem poles, clothing, and masks; an IMAX theatre; life-sized models of local wildlife in their respective environments (such as a towering woolly mammoth); and a simulated journey to the depths of the ocean. In addition, it often hosts touring exhibits from around the world. In recent years these exhibits have included Leonardo da Vinci, dinosaurs, Egyptian artifacts and Genghis Khan.
The third floor takes visitors on a journey backwards through time, beginning with paraphernalia from recent decades, then through a replica of a cobblestone early 20th-century town (complete with silent movie theatre, a hotel, a train station, old automobiles, and an alley based on Fan Tan Alley in Victoria's Chinatown), through a tour of early forestry, fishing, and mining industries (including a mine shaft and water wheel), and then a history of exploration (which includes a model of the original Fort Victoria and a model ship which you can walk through). (...) more…
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