The Royal BC Museum is one of B.C.’s greatest cultural icons, drawing millions of visitors each year onsite and online. It offers visitors the chance to explore our social and environmental history and discover the events and people that have shaped our province.

On Feb. 12, 2019, the speech from the throne announced government’s intention to modernize the Royal BC Museum, to protect its historic holdings and provide better access to its collections.

To gather ideas about the future of the museum, the government held a public engagement April 1 to June 27, 2019. People across the province had the opportunity to share feedback on how a modern provincial museum could most effectively tell stories of B.C.’s communities and how the museum can collaborate most productively with communities around the province.

People participated by:

  • Attending one of seven meetings in five communities
  • Posting comments to the online dialogue on this site
  • Emailing formal submissions
  • Attending the virtual meeting

The B.C. government will use all of this feedback to inform development of a business case in the Fall 2019. The government will release a summary report of the engagement Fall 2019.