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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
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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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For an overseas visitor, just taking the bus out to University of British Columbia was a pleasant journey in its own. It's a beautiful campus to take a walk through. But the MOA... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Cairns, Australia

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Cairns, Australia
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For an overseas visitor, just taking the bus out to University of British Columbia was a pleasant journey in its own. It's a beautiful campus to take a walk through. But the MOA really is a great credit to the University. It is a beautiful building which tells stories of the local First Nations people sympathetically and well. The multiversity... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a world class museum. You can get to it from downtown Vancouver. I highly recommend the guided tour because when you enter the building you are in a different world and culture. The guide can help clue you in to where you are. There are many First Nations' cultures represented. You see the art and also get an... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

MoA is vast, beautiful and houses an incredible collection of artifacts from various cultures, but I came for the Haida art. I've heard about their totem pole collection but nothing prepares you as you enter a great hall with windows and the totel poles are inside! So I took my two kids along & planned a 2-hour visit, which we... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not exactly in the city center, but worth the trip. Magnificent collection of First Nation artifacts (totem poles, potlatch items), good and thorough explanations. Also a bit of a lot of other cultures, and an accessible collection of over 10.000 items. Very interesting, and good to spend anywhere between 1 and 10 hours. Admission was $16.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're around UBC, it's just insane not to visit the Museum. You can spend hours here, seeing so many collections from around the world, but of course the showcase is the items native to the area.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the museum is way to much history of the Natives of Canada. What I Was missing is the whole part when the great lakes got settled by the first European, because they brought the culture they have now to the Gret lakes.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful, world's best museum of First Peoples history and art! Don't miss the chance to relax and enjoy our first Canadian culture and tranquil museum spot!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful West Coast artifacts and history displayed in a beautiful and stunning setting. Well worth the visit not only for out of town visitors but also for locals to reinforce their knowledge of the history of the West Coast

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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As we entered, we received a brochure from the volunteer, who told us, "I could stay here for days!" She wasn't kidding. there is enough material here to keep one occupied for days. Very interesting art and exhibits. we were there for nearly 3 hours and saw most of the exhibits, but really did not begin to scratch the surface... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Vancouverite and my husband recently obtained his Canadian citizenship. As part of the process, he received a Cultural Access Pass so we decided to check out the museum while friends from out of town were visiting. We took three children with us (aged 4, 6 and 13) and spent about 2 hours exploring the vast number of... More 

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.