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Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 604.822.5087
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British...
The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is an incredible collection of artifacts and art from around the world.
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Located on the UBC campus, it may not be well known to out of town visitors. We finally made it there and the Aboriginal and other displays are phenomenal. We will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Located on the UBC campus, it may not be well known to out of town visitors. We finally made it there and the Aboriginal and other displays are phenomenal. We will be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is very well rated on Tripadvisor and I went with high hopes. My husband and 10 year old came along and we got a family ticket for $44 which considering the size of the museum (it isn't that big) felt very overpriced. There are really only two main exhibit rooms, a cafe and gift shop and that's pretty... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

From the architecture that is worth to see to the exhibits, this museum is a great place to visit while in Vancouver. And fairly easy to arrive in a bus (Google Maps application will tell you where to get on the bus, which route etc.), right in the University of British Columbia.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was a student of UBC and used to head over to this museum quite often. I am told it is one of the best in North America. For those visiting Vancouver, add to your itinerary and make sure you have blocked off at least an hour and a half.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a great museum. The displays of Canadian aboriginal items/arts and arts from the rest of the world are fantastic. You can appreciate totem poles, canoas, chests, animals and tools all made of wood, and traditional outfits and decorations. The items are very well preserved and displayed. There is a free tour for adults and learning activities for children.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Another of my favourites is the Museum of Anthropology. It's fascinating how people first arrived in BC and how migrations and their cultures leave a permanent mark. Need a few hours there.

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Henley Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went to the Museum of Anthropology to see the original totems from Stanley Park. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we were going to see performances by the Coastal First Nations. If you can get here and see the next scheduled dance festival, you will hold your hands in the air and shake them with appreciation. Fantastic!! I... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I loved it, hubby loved it, kids loved it. Educational, interesting, and fun. Take the guided tour and learn so much about the history of the Pacific Northwest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We really enjoyed the totem pole exhibit at the MOA. There were tons of artifacts and pieces to see at the museum from the Pacific Northwest as well as other regions of the world. I also enjoyed the European Ceramics display and information. We spent an hour and a half walking through the museum, then we took the jungle stairs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Most excellent. Took a guided tour which was very informative about tribes and their day to day life. Could have spent most of a day there looking at and photographing various totems canoes and implements of daily living. Fascinating fact: non of the tribes used metals to make things - cedar wood was the material of choice for everything including... More 

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