Royal BC Museum Modernization
Royal BC Museum Modernization
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In Progress: Completion Date 2025

The B.C. government is building a new Collections and Research Building in Colwood.

It will house the Royal BC Museum’s collections, research departments and the BC Archives. It will use mass timber construction and meet CleanBC energy efficiency standards.

Once built the Collections and Research Building will be open to the public. People will be able to view artifacts and displays, watch researchers at work through accessible lab areas, and engage with museum staff on site and online in the media centre.

The government expects to break ground in 2022 and open to the public in 2025.

Collection and Research Building announcements can be found here:

Royal BC Museum collections and research building moving forward with procurement

Museum modernization reaches new milestone

New energy-efficient building to protect B.C.’s history

Location of Collections & Research Building

Concept Drawings

For context, several concept drawings for the Collections and Research Building indicate what the building could look like. The final design is subject to change.


Concept Drawing – Collections and Research Building

Building Site Progress

January 25, 2022.

December 31, 2021.

October 29, 2021.

May 2021.