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Sept. 14, 2023
The province said it expects the $270-million building to be substantially completed in the fall of 2025 and open to the public in 2026
Construction of the Royal B.C. Museum’s new collections and research building is officially underway in Colwood’s Royal Bay neighbourhood.
The 15,200-square-metre building, built of mass timber, will house the province’s collections and archives, with dedicated research labs and learning spaces. It’s designed to improve access for the public, as only one per cent of the museum’s vast collection is on display.
The province said it expects the building to be substantially completed in the fall of 2025 and open to the public in 2026.
The capital cost of the facility is $270 million, up $45.6 million from the province’s estimate in June 2021, and $93 million over what was presented in the budget in April 2021.