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Museum of Anthropology

Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 604.822.5087
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Ranked #2 of 159 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty 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...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Loved it all, so uncanny that the carving have a bond to my Native Maori carvings of New Zealand. No dislikes !!!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has so much more than I expected. There are First Nations totem poles and many artifacts PLUS items from all over the world. Drawers under the cabinets hold many surprises to see and my daughters had a great time pulling out every one of the drawers. There is an online catalog to find more information about each artifact.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went on a tuesday evening, (it opens till 9pm on tuesday and it is 9CAD per person after 5pm) and went for the free 6pm tour (they have tours daily, check the website). it is WELL WORTH IT. Our guide, George, was very knowledgeable and even met some of the artists who made some of the poles when he... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have been to the MOA plenty of times, and I still get that thrill every time I go to the museum now and then. The exhibitions are very unique and definitely unmatched by any other major museums in Canada in terms of exhibiting West Coast Aboriginal artifacts. If you want to discover and learn more about West Coast First... More 

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This was the most impressive museum I have been in for some time. Really knowledgeable staff, great tours, excellent installations and exhibitions. Best museum in VC, I think.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a little off the beaten path. The express bus #44 is a quick way to get there if you don't have a car. It is a museum you could spend days in and not see everything. It also offers tours of the collection but we chose to explore on our own. The display cases are fascinating on their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A place that surprised me. I do not expect it to be such a rich place, full of details. There are objects of various traditions from different countries and all very organized, labeled etc. In addition to things in the windows, visitors can also explore the many drawers full of things. The museum belongs to the University. Worth to visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A nice place to visit and learn about the native american history! I recommend this attraction only for those who like history tho.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

If you rue the day you bought the kids that game console- the UBC Museum of Anthropology is a great way to get them to unplug and get off the couch. This museum is world-class and well curated. The building itself is an architectural wonder and the treasures it contains rival anything in Europe. In addition to the museum itself-... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The museum is smaller than what we expected and not as informative. The location and the space is well designed but the collection is average.

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