Name Of The Place (Post#16): Royal British Columbia Museum
This was the second royal museum that I visited in Canada. Without checking the net it seems that Canada has one royal museum on its provinces. The first royal museum I saw was in Alberta province. Photo captured last June 2008. I like museum since I like knowing and discovering something, the only challenge is time because for me, standard time to spend to a museum is from half a day to one full day, but even myself saddened if the museum is part of a tour because it means I had limited time to see and learn more, because tour is always time bounded.
While thinking of similarities of the place that I found in Alberta and British Columbia province in Canada, I realized that Victoria is the capital city of BC. In Edmonton there is Provincial Legislature Building and Victoria has it as well, Edmonton has Royal Museum and Victoria has it as well. Edmonton is capital city of Alberta and that’s what Victoria is in BC.
As part of my tour, after whale watching activity, we visited BC Royal Museum.
Here are some of photos I captured during my visit in the museum and some learned information during the tour.
1. Natural History Galleries (2nd Floor)
Within the Living Land Living Sea section of the museum displays the diverse geography of the province from prehistoric to present day.
Woolly Mammoth – popular in the museum which depicts the last line of mammoth species.
Other living things displayed in the gallery
2. First People’s Galleries
Pit House or The Kekuli – used as winter homes of the Aboriginal people of BC
Totem Gallery – shows the art style of the Coastal First Nations of BC.
House of/Big House – Jonathan Hunt House (Chief Kwakwabalasami of Fort Rupert)
Haida Canoe – was once used by Coast Salish people in Victoria’s Inner Harbour
3. Modern History Galleries
At Century Hall, some photos capture are the following:
Hats Through The Decades
1900s Cabinet – Typewriter
1900s Cabinet Collection
1912 Model T Ford – An automobile during 1900
Livery – Where the blacksmith uses metal to bend, shape and cut. Based from information in the museum, the blacksmith main job are shoeing horses, making repairs for carriages and hiring horses and buggies