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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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Ranked #5 of 187 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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Lymington, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to be taken to this museum by friends when I was in Vancouver, I would have missed out had it been down to my own planning! It is the most beautiful , tranquil museum I have been in- the surrounding full height glass windows are stunning, and the light is good inside to take excellent pictures.... More

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london
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Fantastic collection of First Nations artefacts along with thousands of other exhibitions from all over the world. Beautifully presented, and with a very knowledgeable guide who did an hour's free guided tour. The building itself is interesting and feels lovely - bright, spacious and welcoming. Well worth a visit,

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The collection is a bit over-whelming, but displays beautifully in the museums great spaces. The rear garden in particular is beautiful.

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The best collection of First Nation natives of the Pacific Northwest under one roof. It is situated in the lovely UBC campus grounds near a few other attractions (the Nitobe Japanese and UBC Botanical gardens) making the visit a full day's excursion. Do not miss the red cedar carving of the Raven and the First Man by famed Bill Reid... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A long bus ride from down town with nice neighborhoods to look at while getting there. University of British Columbia a beautiful campus that you need to walk through to get to the museum. More signage would of helped. A construction worker told us how to get there. Once there it was pretty amazing, if you like this stuff you... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Incredible setting and architecture with thousands of treasures, inside and out. The collection of First Nations artifacts is first rate. An exhibit of art by indigenous teens was very moving and well curated. The entire museum is beautifully organized and inviting. I wish I could have seen every single thing in it!

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Whilst the museum itself isn't too expensive to go to, is modern and overlooks a stunning view, the effort and time to get there and back on public transport and the lack of anything all that.... fun ... just make this a miss from me. The collection is quite extensive, but i got to a point where i just started... More

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Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Could spend a lot of time there and its worth waiting for a tour. Long ways to get to and the parking meters didn't work.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We love museums. The preserved FN carving make the museum worth a visit. The hall with artifacts from all over the world was a bit overwhelming and lacked descriptions of what the objects were used for, when they were collected, and how they came to be at the museum.

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dekalb, illinois
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28 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a museum that focuses on the material culture--things people make/made--of western Canada with other exhibits of artifacts from other parts of the world. Their 'First Nations' materials are excellent, perhaps one of the best such collections in the world. Their other materials seem to be a bit of an afterthought (as in "We've got the stuff, we might... More

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