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Museum of Anthropology

6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
604.822.5087
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As featured in 3 days in Vancouver
Ranked #5 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is an incredible collection of artifacts and art from around the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The museum was not large but it had a wonderful display of aboriginal artifacts. We took a guided tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour so interesting. The gift shop is well appointed with lots of interesting art and books and gifts. We spent a morning there and there are buses and taxis that will take... More

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London
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

really enjoyed visiting this small museum and during the afternoon there were three, free guided tours that were excellent. Good collection of aboriginal artefacts etc. Bus to and from main town should be planned as the taxi fare was pretty steep.

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The MOA is a must see! I spend 4 hours there and had to go back a second time to feel like I have seen most of it. The free tours are great and the insight you get of the First Nations is very valuable.

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West Hollywood, California
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14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were staying near the airport, so took the train, then bus then walked through the campus of UBC to find it. Stopped first at the rose gardens, take a moment to look out at the ocean, just enjoy the view! If you are looking to find out about Canadian, First Nations And Inuit artwork this is the place to... More

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Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Finally drove up to MOA. The drive up was very nice, little traffic and easy to get to. The University of British Columbia campus is absolutely beautiful. The First People exhibits at MOA are outstanding. We stayed five hours but to properly view all their exhibits you would need 2-3 days. Not only are there indoor exhibits but outdoor as... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wow this place is incredible. So much to see both inside and out. I thought the exhibits would all be native Canadian/ North American, how mistaken I was, there were items from all corners of the earth. There are thousands of items on show and many more in drawers underneath the glass display cabinets. I'm afraid to say this is... More

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Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a must if you are even remotely interested in the ancient cultures that make up this incredible part of the world.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This museum is located within the University of British Columbia campus and it takes awhile to get to (we drove) - parking is expensive at $7 for 2 hours although you might need more time for the museum. You are asked to leave your belongings in a locker for which you need 25 cents (you don't get them back). We... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was a little bit of a bus ride and then a walk to get here, but it was worth it. The admission includes guided tours and they were very nice. It is an immaculate museum with very nice displays and good signage. If you want to learn about the original inhabitants of BC this is the place to do... More

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great collection of native artifacts.Totem poles and other things in a beautiful building. Be sure you sign up for a guided tour. We used city buses to find it. but it was worth the effort. The drivers were great in helping us choose the right ones.

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