The Royal Ontario Museum is of great importance as the fifth largest museum in North America and the largest research center in Canada. The museum, which will attract your attention with its interesting architecture, contains such important collections. It is located north of Queen’s Park, near the University of Toronto. The museum has more than 6 million objects and has 40 galleries on art, natural sciences and archeology.
The main building of the museum, which has a modern exterior structure, was built in 1912 and its interesting design was added to the building later. The museum, which has 12 different sections, has a wide content that can be called works from all over the world. The works in the museum are divided into two main sections: Natural History on the 2nd floor and World Culture on the 1st, 3rd and 4th floors. Korean art gallery, dinosaur rooms, textile products and Egyptian mummies are the most remarkable points of the museum. In the section on extinct creatures, models of more than 400 species of animals, including mammoths, living in North and South America are exhibited. In the Chinese Sculpture Gallery, buddhist sculptures made from the 2nd to the 16th century are on display. In Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada, there are objects of indigenous people who lived in Canada before the colony period.
The courtyard, which is covered with glass, is another must-see museum. On the 5th floor, there is a lounge called Crystal Five Bistro, and besides delicious tapas, wines made from grapes grown in the surrounding area are offered. It has become an important museum by combining many works and works from Egypt to Korea, from science to art.
The museum, which is open to visitors between 10.00-17.30, can easily be reached by getting off the museum stadium using the Metro Line 1.