The Royal BC Museum has been at its current location since 1967. The museum’s extensive collections of specimens, artifacts and cultural treasures have outgrown the available space, and the building no longer meets today’s accessibility or seismic standards. A capital investment is needed to safeguard this irreplaceable history of B.C. and ensure that the museum can fulfill its mandate.

On Feb. 12, 2019, the speech from the throne announced the modernization of the Royal BC Museum. The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Royal BC Museum are working to develop a business case to support the modernization project. As part of this process, The B.C. government is looking at all options for the museum, including the possibility of alternate site locations in Victoria for the museum or its storage. This engagement provided critical information for the government to consider as part of the next steps in the museum modernization project.