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. This consultation is a first step in gathering ideas for a modern provincial museum that contains exhibits and learning modules reflective of the whole province.

Staff from the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Royal BC Museum will be engaging with British Columbians between April 1 and June 27, 2019. They look forward to hearing from people from all over B.C., including Indigenous people and local nations, historians and scientists, academics, teachers, the technology sector, tourism organizations, and the gallery, library, archives and museum community.

Feedback will be gathered through:

  • An online dialogue hosted on this site between April 1 – June 27, 2019 at 4pm. See below.
  • Formal submissions from experts or organizations that will be accepted by email at until June 27 at 4pm.
  • Community meetings were held in Prince George, Vancouver, Duncan, Victoria and Kelowna.
  • A virtual community meeting was held June 20th and participants could join online from their homes.

All feedback received will be used as input into recommendations that will be developed in the Fall 2019.

Join the discussion below:

Question 1: What would you expect a modernized museum experience to be?

Posted on April 1, 2019

Question 2: How do you think the museum could most effectively tell stories of B.C.’s communities?

Posted on April 1, 2019

Question 3: What opportunities are there for a modernized museum to collaborate most productively with communities across B.C.?

Posted on April 1, 2019