Royal B.C. Museum to be rebuilt at the cost of $789M

The Royal B.C. Museum in Victoria is getting a $789-million rebuild that will take over seven years to complete. 

The provincial landmark is set to close in September of this year, with the new facility scheduled to open its doors at the same location in 2030.

“I know the importance of the seven million artifacts that are here… and they need to be housed more appropriately than they have for the past number of decades,” said Premier John Horgan. 

The 54-year-old building that houses the current museum is seismically unsound, filled with asbestos and lacking the ability to safely preserve most of its collections with current best practices.

The museum opened in 1968 at the current

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