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Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.rom.on.ca/en

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers a unique experience for their visitors.

Two ghosts inhabit different parts of the museum. One is the original director of the ROM, Charles Trick Currelly, whose apparition has been seen wearing a nightshirt and wandering the East Asiatic collections. Staff have reported strange occurrences in this gallery and some have seen the ghost themselves. The other ghost is that of a little girl dubbed Celeste, whose sad little spectre would sit in the McLaughlin Planetarium watching the shows. As Colombo points out in his book, Haunted Toronto, since the planetarium has been closed one wonders what's happened with little Celeste.

Photo Credit: Daniel Libeskind (joint venture with Bregman + Hamann Architects) 2007

Text Credit: Ghost information from http://www.torontoghosts.org/index.php?/2008081597/The-Former-City-Of-Toronto-Public-Buildings/The-Royal-Ontario-Museum.html used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

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  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jun 18, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Maria_Kalsatos/ May 31, 2017
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    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ May 11, 2017

    Lots is school buses out front...reminder of the hundreds of students I have brought to the ROM.

  • Take more than one day
    guestBook Guestbook/ Naluukti/ Aug 14, 2016

    Gotta get through the dinos and the other prehistoric fossils first, but go deeper into the museum after. The Far East collection is beautiful, and as a history nerd I loved the Early Modern arms & armour!

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    guestBook Guestbook/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015

    As a student, I have the chance to visit the Royal Ontario Museum for free every Tuesday, and That is an incredible opportunity!

    I love the history side, the rocks and the dinosaurs. The architecture is for me as important as the content!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015
  • One million dollars have never been so close
    guestBook Guestbook/ Ingwar/ Feb 24, 2015 One million dollars have never been so close

    A one-million-dollar coin in Royal Ontario Museum. I have never touched more money at once.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kseguin82/ Dec 8, 2014
  • World class museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ leexiee22/ Nov 28, 2014 World class museum

    The Royal Museum of Toronto is a small but very informative one. The best expositions deal with Canadian Indians, their traditions, clothing, hardware, etc. Second best is the section on world peoples, which shows the same features in a nutshell. There sections on Canadian history, dinosaurs, and other animals

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ leroum87/ Sep 27, 2014
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True. There is an aquarium of fish. False.
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True or False: There are live animals in the Royal Ontario Museum.

True. There is an aquarium of fish. False.
NEWS FEED
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ GeoGal1/ Jun 18, 2017
  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ Maria_Kalsatos/ May 31, 2017
  • Royal Ontario museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ GeoGal1/ May 11, 2017

    Lots is school buses out front...reminder of the hundreds of students I have brought to the ROM.

  • Take more than one day
    guestBook Guestbook/ Naluukti/ Aug 14, 2016

    Gotta get through the dinos and the other prehistoric fossils first, but go deeper into the museum after. The Far East collection is beautiful, and as a history nerd I loved the Early Modern arms & armour!

  • The Rom
    guestBook Guestbook/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015

    As a student, I have the chance to visit the Royal Ontario Museum for free every Tuesday, and That is an incredible opportunity!

    I love the history side, the rocks and the dinosaurs. The architecture is for me as important as the content!

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ CFede/ Mar 29, 2015
  • One million dollars have never been so close
    guestBook Guestbook/ Ingwar/ Feb 24, 2015 One million dollars have never been so close

    A one-million-dollar coin in Royal Ontario Museum. I have never touched more money at once.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ kseguin82/ Dec 8, 2014
  • World class museum
    guestBook Guestbook/ leexiee22/ Nov 28, 2014 World class museum

    The Royal Museum of Toronto is a small but very informative one. The best expositions deal with Canadian Indians, their traditions, clothing, hardware, etc. Second best is the section on world peoples, which shows the same features in a nutshell. There sections on Canadian history, dinosaurs, and other animals

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ leroum87/ Sep 27, 2014

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers a unique experience for their visitors.

Two ghosts inhabit different parts of the museum. One is the original director of the ROM, Charles Trick Currelly, whose apparition has been seen wearing a nightshirt and wandering the East Asiatic collections. Staff have reported strange occurrences in this gallery and some have seen the ghost themselves. The other ghost is that of a little girl dubbed Celeste, whose sad little spectre would sit in the McLaughlin Planetarium watching the shows. As Colombo points out in his book, Haunted Toronto, since the planetarium has been closed one wonders what's happened with little Celeste.

100 Queens Park, Toronto, Ontario
http://www.rom.on.ca/en
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Photo: Daniel Libeskind (joint venture with Bregman + Hamann Architects) 2007

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