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Access to Places of Interest--The Royal Ontario Museum

Editor's Note: From the editor: The following information was provided by the Royal Ontario Museum and updated from the fall 1996 issue of the Toronto Chapter Newsletter.

The Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum, and one of the world's few multi-disciplinary museums. We combine art, archaeology, and science under one roof.

The ROM offers visually impaired patrons (who are CNIB card holders), and an escort, free admission any day of the week; guide dogs are also permitted. As well, the Museum offers a special touch- tour, free of charge, that needs to be booked in advance. This special tour is recommended for groups of 3 to 6 individuals. To book a touch- tour, call our Museum Sales Department at (416) 586-5572. The fax number is (416) 586-5792.

In addition, the ROM's Discovery Centre offers visually impaired patrons objects to touch, and information in Braille. The Discovery Centre is open the same hours as the Museum except when school is in session. When school is in session, the Discovery Centre is closed from 10 AM to noon on weekdays. Moreover, for a fee, a special hands- on session for the Discovery Centre can be booked ahead of time through our Education Department at (416) 586-5801. The FAX number is (416) 586-5807. The visiting hours of the Royal Ontario Museum are as follows:

10:00AM to 6:00PM Monday, Wednesday to Saturday 10:00AM to 8:00PM Tuesday 11:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday

Admission fees are as follows:

Adults $10 Seniors (65 years and over) $5 Students (with ID) $5 Children (5-14 years) $5 Family Pass $22 (up to 2 adults and 4 youths 17 years and under)

Please note that The George Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is now fully independent of the ROM. Joint admission between the ROM and the Gardiner Museum is no longer in effect. For further information, contact Mabelle P. Ortiz, Visitor Services at (416) 586-5549.

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