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Museum of Anthropology

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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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If you have enough time, go back more than once. Although it's a smallish museum, there is so much information. What a jewel to learn about the Northwest. Not only is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I wanted to learn about the history of the Vancouver area First Nations, but the museum included ceramics, Portuguese art and items from South Pacific, New Guinea, etc. The totems from the Vancouver area were outstanding, but the arrangement of galleries left us confused. We really had to search for many of the more local masks, etc.

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Midland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you have enough time, go back more than once. Although it's a smallish museum, there is so much information. What a jewel to learn about the Northwest. Not only is the "inside" full, but also the building itself is part of the attraction and the setting, as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum has an amazing collection of native American art and artifacts, with excellent educational materials. The building is also beautiful.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

With artifacts and incredibly well put-together displays, the Museum covers the aboriginal Canadian population of the West Coast in some detail, but also devotes large sections to other cultures. It's a proper research institution, complete with laboratories and carefully-curated exhibits. Do check out the drawers: you won't be disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A really great museum! Do make sure to go on the FREE guided tour as it provides loads of really interesting information. We only went on the indoor tour due to the weather, but I can imagine the outdoor is great too!

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Sedona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum, world-class. Anyone with an interest in prehistory should visit. A little out of the way, adjacent to UBC. However, the grounds surrounding the museum top-rated too.

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The MoA is one of the best museums of its kind. Although it specializes in First Nation artifacts, there is a lot more. Open the numerous drawers to see specimens too numerous to display. Be sure to take both the inside and exterior tours. The docent/guides are excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It is clear that a lot of effort was made in the setup of this museum. However the exhibits on display were not to my taste. Exhibits included native totem poles and a china plate collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Take the 14 bus along Granville for $1.75 if you are over 65 otherwise it's 2.75. Then the loop bus goes to MOA. Allow at least a half day as the exhibits are extensive and fascinating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This had marvelous displays of totem poles, baskets, masks, sculptures, art works. Plan to spend 2-3 hours. Sadly, the cafe offered very little food, so don't depend upon it for lunch. They seem to run out of a lot of things. It wasn't a comfortable setting. We took a bus and then walked a long distance to the museum. Do... More 

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Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 604.822.5087
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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