Royal British Columbia Museum

The Royal BC Museum celebrates culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire.

Our Impact Why We Exist

The Royal BC Museum’s mission is to promote an understanding of the living landscapes and cultures of British Columbia and engage people in a dialogue about their future.

Our collections, research and world-class presentations enable us to tell the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. By exploring our human history and natural history, the Royal BC Museum takes a leadership role in research and scholarship and delivers innovative programming and partnerships.

Our Story What We Do

The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection.

Our Programs How We Do It

Here at the Royal BC Museum, our mandate includes preserving BC’s history, so future generations can learn about our past. Many artifacts in our collections have been decaying for years and require expert care. Many of these objects are one of a kind. Repairing objects in our collection is painstaking work that requires patience and incredible expertise. Often our Conservation Services Department is trying to save and restore items that have been decaying for years; sometimes for generations.

In order to achieve this, we need your help.

What You Can Do

Make a financial contribution now, or find out about the many ways you can support us.

At the Royal BC Museum, we strive to create world-class experiences for our visitors through our engaging exhibitions and our sharing of important discoveries. We seek to educate and entertain, to surprise and inspire. Behind that public face of the Royal BC Museum, you will find dedicated teams of experts that undertake world-class research, perform essential specimen collecting, develop leading-edge learning programs and manage and preserve the enormous treasury of archival records that comprise our documented history.

Without the generous contribution of our donors, sponsors, members and volunteers, we would be unable to undertake this vital and worthy work. Get involved: please consider supporting the Royal BC Museum today. Your support directly funds our activities.

No donation is too big or too small and every single dollar counts.


Cristi Main
Executive Director, The Royal BC Museum Foundation
Charitable Number: 118933241RR0001

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