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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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We had a short walk around the gardens, which was fantastic, with a view of the bay and the mountains. We found it very educational to learn about Canada's history and the 'First... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We had a short walk around the gardens, which was fantastic, with a view of the bay and the mountains. We found it very educational to learn about Canada's history and the 'First Nation' peoples lives. They also have a huge collection of artifacts, tools, totems..... if you are into anthropology then it's a great museum. Worth the pay also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Don't let the out of the way location put you off, this is amazing. The exhibits are breathtaking. Sadly the gift shop doesn't match up to the rest of the place but the cafe serves lovely vegan food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of hours spare before our flight home from Vancouver so we called in to the museum on or way to the airport. It is a great way to learn about Canada's history and the 'First Nation' peoples lives. It is sad that so many died of European diseases when they were invaded. There are authentic and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I cycled from downtown Vancouver, across the Burrard Bridge and followed the designated bike paths to MOA located on the campus of UBC. The purpose built museum, designed by Vancouver architect Erickson, houses a treasure trove of artifacts from many cultures but particularly the Coastal Salish. The free tour, available at 11:30 and 2:30 is well worth participating in; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The free guided tour was good and the artwork is stunning. The short walk around the gardens is fantastic, with a view of the bay and the mountains in the background. The entrance cost (2015) was CAD$16 and well worth it. There is a cafe serving sandwiches, tea and coffee. From the main bus terminal, a commuter shuttle bus takes... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Referred to locally as MOA, the Museum of Anthropology (on the beautiful University of British Columbia campus) is the place to go to learn more about the art, history, and cultures of the First Nations. Housing an impressive collection of native totems, masks, baskets, and artifacts, we felt our time here was very well spent. The free, docent provided tour... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

A beautiful venue with views as well as dimly lit exhibits but well designed and easy to navigate. SO much first nations history and so many artifacts..... don't rush through it...take your time. Enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This museum, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a great place to spend several hours seeing a vast collection of historical artifacts of the native peoples of British Columbia. This collection provides many opportunities for hands-on experiences. Excellent place to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A great museum, particularly for west coast first nations artifacts but also for the international collection. A nice very focused museum of porcelain that was a gift from an accomplished collector. There is also a small gift shop (we didn’t purchase anything, nothing caught our fancy) and a small cafeteria/coffee shop. Great salmon chowder for lunch the day we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Can't praise this highly enough, it would take you a could couple of days to get through everything here. Head straight for the stuff based around the Pacific's though as this is covered in the most depth and is fascinating. There's plenty to see with enough information without it being to daunting. There is a tour but you don't need... More 

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