Monday, June 02, 2008

Heads or Tails - Royal

Skittles has a meme called Heads or Tails and this week we are to write something about Royal.


The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world. It is a history museum located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, founded in 1886. It was given the "Royal" title upon a visit by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.

In recent years, exhibits have included HMS Titanic, Leonardo da Vinci, Egyptian artifacts and Genghis Khan.

The museum is located in Victoria's Inner Harbour, close to the Empress Hotel named for Queen Victoria, the Empress of India.

17 comments:

forgetfulone said...

I would like to visit there someday. My in-laws are taking my step-daughter to England later this month (that's where the in-laws are from originally). I'll mention this to them. It sounds so interesting.

Picturing of Life said...

i also would like to visit there....someday :D

thanks for drop at my hot post

Vixen said...

I love museums. I once saw a traveling exhibition of Egyptian artifacts and it was spectacular.

Skittles said...

What a beautiful building!!! I love history and IF we ever make it over that way, we will make it a point to visit there.

Then we'll come have coffee with you. :P

Annie said...

mm i'd love to go there - when i was in england, i didn't get a chance to see it!

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

I was in Victoria one time... back in the early to mid '80s (can't think just now exactly when it was). I will never forget the Empress Hotel! Wow! I love that building!!

This is a great 'Royal' post!!

Sandy M said...

I would love to visit there. It looks beautiful. Happy HOT day!

Siani said...

I'm a big fan of museums - and that one sounds especially interesting. A bit too far away for a day trip, though :). Happy Tuesday!

Tina said...

wow that place looks beautiful. I love museams.

Thanks for stopping by my place :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful!!! That would be a great place to visit.

Excellent H o T

Linda said...

I love visiting museums. This one is worth putting on my list.

Sue said...

It is a beautiful building! Majestic :)

Happy HOT day!

Rambler said...

that looks inviting :)

maggies mind said...

I *loved* Victoria, BC. I didn't go inside the museum, but even from the outside it's gorgeous like all of Vic. Nice take on the theme!

storyteller said...

Such a lovely post with interesting ‘royal’ links! It’s always fun to learn something new. Mine’s at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Looks like a great spot to visit!

Blessings,
Linda

ROYALTY – SPOILTY, at The Mane Point

bevies-place said...

The building itself looks quite majestic. I'd love to go through it properly. I love to really absorb everything when I am in a proper museum and it can take ages as I explore every nook and cranny.