The B.C. government is modernizing the Royal BC Museum.
The Royal BC Museum is located on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees Nation and Xwsepsum Nation).
A new, state-of-the-art, and seismically safe Royal BC Museum is coming to Victoria and will be more accessible to all British Columbians. The new museum will reflect the experiences and perspectives of all who contributed to B.C.’s history, providing a cultural legacy for generations to come and is made possible through a $789 million investment from the Province.
The new museum will partner with local First Nations on the project team, participating in both project development and delivery including design influence to reflect Lekwungen (Lək̓ʷəŋən) elements.
The new building will ensure modern accessibility standards are addressed, removing physical, sensory and cultural barriers. The museum’s design will support Indigenous territory recognition and incorporate ceremonial, cultural and celebratory spaces.
The museum will close its doors at its current location on September 6, 2022. IMAX® Victoria, RBCM gift shop and the food trucks located at the museum will stay open until January 2023.
The new modernized provincial museum is anticipated to open in 2030.
Continued robust engagement with British Columbians, local businesses and Indigenous communities will inform the exhibitions and programming for the new state-of-the-art museum.
For more information on community engagement please visit:
Royal BC Museum: http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/
While the museum building is closed, the Royal BC Museum will extend its presence and engage with communities throughout British Columbia. Provincial travelling exhibitions, regional satellite displays and an interactive walking tour in Victoria will make the museum truly accessible to all British Columbians. Unique events, community programs and learning experiences will be offered across the province along with innovative virtual programs and digital tools available to all.
For more information on the Royal BC Museum travelling exhibition schedule please visit:
The final business case for a new, state-of-the-art Royal BC Museum (RBCM) is available online: https://www.royalbcmuseummodernization.ca/downtown-museum/