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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 185 Attractions in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Windhoek, Namibia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I think this is one of hte best museums of the kind. The collections are huge and easily accessible. The guide tours are given with competenze and clarity. We enjoyed thoroughly our visit.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had already visited several Native American museums/cultural centers down on the Olympic Peninsula earlier in the trip and even considered changing our itinerary and skipping this which would have been a huge mistake. We took both an indoor and an outdoor tour, which were great. In particular, the outdoor tour is good because you get to go inside some... More

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quebec
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My wife, my 2 childrens and I went to the museum. I tought there was only totems, but I've been surprised, there was several expositions. I would say, this is not a MUST DO thing, but if you have some free times during your vacation, that certainly one good option.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic collection of First Nations native art, totem poles and more! Am pleased I was advised to go here, I was not disappointed and could have happily spent hours here. Make sure you do the "Guided Tour" as it gives you an insight into the First Nations Culture & Traditions, giving a general overview and shows you the best parts.... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A comprehensive collection of native art, with emphasis on the art of the First Nation peoples in Canada and USA, can fill a couple of hours of enjoyment and leave you in awe before the cultural richness of peoples from Asia, Africa, North and South America. Can be enpoyed by all ages,and it's well appointed for the handicaped. The gift... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum. This is a First Nations experience of the first order. Don't miss it! The display of totems in the Great Hall is extraordinary and the Multiversity is intense. A highlight is the Bill Reid Rotunda with the magnificent The Raven and the First Men sculpture

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Boston. MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Located in the UBC campus. Take the convenient #4 bus from downtown. Worth the visit. Don't try and see everything - it's overwhelming. However, the cafe is sub-standard so don't plan on having a nice lunch at the museum.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This superb museum offers great insight into the lives and cultures of the NW Pacific. Its collection of artifacts is quite splendid. And the building itself is an architectural gem. The location is a bit remote, but there is plenty of parking, and UBC is well serves by public transportation. If you have any interest in the fascinating cultures of... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend a day here, as there is so much information and artefacts to discover! When I visited there were also first nations people dancing in traditional style and dress which added to the experience!

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Sweden
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Taking a casual stroll through the museum was a nice way to take a break from a long bike ride. Very informative, full museum. Display drawers with even more hidden gems!

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