Stories

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Groundbreaking Ceremony

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

At the groundbreaking for the crystal, Hilary Weston and Michael Lee Chin get to drive the shovel.

Admission fees rise

Admission fees rise

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1990s

Admission fees jump to $8

Doors Open

Doors Open

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1900s

March 19, 1914 is ROM's official opening day. There were 20 staff members. Hours were 10 am to 5:00 pm. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays were free admission; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays cost 15c. The day’s events included both a luncheon and a dinner at the York Club nearby, with the...

Raising the Last Beam

Raising the Last Beam

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Staff, volunteers, workers, and the architect sign the last steel beam to be put in place.

Dinomobile Tours the Province

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1990s

The ROM acquires a new van. Did it visit your town?

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

New Galleries in Oldest Wing

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Ten new galleries open in the heritage buildings.

Friday Nights

Friday Nights

by ROM ReCollects Editor

1990s

Free admission (after 4:30) on Friday nights launches and is a huge success from the start...

Love at the ROM

Love at the ROM

by Katherine Dunnell

2010s

Emily and Kyle met in line with hundreds of others at the architectural opening of the ROM’s crystal June 2nd 2007.  The line was long and they stood for 2 hours talking as they waited to see the new ROM.  A lot can happen in 2 hours! It was appropriate that almost six years later, June 24th...

Real Bones

Real Bones

by Daire Crawford

2010s

The ROM was the first place that I saw real dinosaur bones.The collections and staff have helped fuel my life longdream of becoming a palaeontologist.

Lions on the Move (Again!)

Lions on the Move (Again!)

by ROM ReCollects Editor

2000s

Demolition of the Terrace Galleries requires that the lions move to the Queen's Park frontage, where they may be seen today.