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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 #4 of 336 things to do 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...
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Type: Natural history museums, Specialty museums, History 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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Red Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Give yourself plenty of time to explore this museum. It's so full of amazing history and artifacts, it's almost overwhelming. We easily spent about 3 hours here, could have been longer if we had actually read all of the descriptions of different cultural traditions.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you go to Vancouver without visiting the Museum of Anthropology you are making a terrible mistake. This place is absolutely phenomenal. Their collection of Northwest indigenous art blows me away every time. But you'll find so much more in their Multiversity Gallery where you can actually dig through the drawers and discover thousands of archeological and cultural treasures. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was such an excellent museum. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history and peoples of British Columbia. I went on a weekend day at was surprised to find it relatively empty. The free guided tour (it takes around 50 minutes) was very well done and informative. There is so much to see in the... More 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful museum built by Arthur Erikson that is located on the UBC main campus. The collection of First Nations totem poles, baskets, masks, and other artifacts is massive. The written descriptions are good but many displays are, in my opinion too crowded to really enjoy. I recommend a visit to this museum and a guided tour would... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A great museum for all ages. Take a guided tour if possible - that enhances your experience! And don't miss out on the smaller items, they are certainly as interesting as the bigger ones.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A fascinating exhibit of First Nations art and culture. We have seen many other exhibitions and this is by far the best. It also contains an exhibit of Bill Reid's sculptures and jewelry. Fascinating!!

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

Fabulous museum - stunning building and location. Easy access from downtown via UBC bus. The collection is magnificent. Free tours are available and recommended. Gift shop has some really unusual items. Allow 2-3 hours for your visit. If you have more time, there are other attractions on the UBC campus, the Nitobe Garden is a 5 minute walk, the Beaty... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't forget to spend sometime in the park behind the museum too! The grand hall is a marvel and I could stay in there all day. It is well worth the trek to UBC.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is visually beautiful and full of history. Very unique and highly work seeing. If you go..make sure you take a walk outside as it is set on the edge of the ocean and there are many delightful places to walk. If you look hard enough..you will find a path down to a magnificent beach and ocean.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

if you are interested in native art of the First Nations then this is he museum, should take 2 to 3 hrs to see every thing. lots to see, there is a nice log house outside and WWII gun emplacements all around the museum

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