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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 184 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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LAS CRUCES
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385 reviews 385 reviews
46 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This fantastic museum has a lot of Northwest Coast First Nations artifacts--totem poles, grave boxes, carvings, etc., inside, plus a replica big house and more totem poles outside. There are also contemporary exhibits, and artifacts from other parts of the world. There is also a huge pottery and china collection donated by Mr. Koerner, who also seems to have donated... More

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The fantastic collection of artifacts from the local Aboriginal peoples is enough to make the stop over while in Stanley Park worth it. Combine this with what has been collected from around the world makes this a must see.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Vancouver on business and decided to go to the Museum of Anthropology on a Sunday while I was out there. It was reasonably priced, maybe $18 to get in and has wonderful exhibits throughout. The main focus is the indiginous people of Canada but this museum covers any and all cultures known to man kind. Just a... More

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Phoenix
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7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While it is off the beaten track, we took the public bus (easy and cheap) to UBC to go to this museum. It is definitely worth it. Be prepared for A LOT of walking. The campus is huge. There is also a botanical garden, Japanese garden, biodiversity museum, rose garden and about 5 other places to visit. Again-lots of walking.... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you like history and enjoy knowing more about the first inhabitants of this and other lands, do not miss this museum. A little far out if you do not have a car so we took a taxi. The collection of items is fascinating and very interesting. The gift shop has some nice items. The building itself is worth seeing... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This museum is so much more than the name implies. It is stunning to see the giant totems that have been brought from all over the region and the many other sculptures that are part of local cultures, but the real find are the many rooms of acquisitions representing all facets of the cultures represented. Clothing, jewelry, tools etc. fill... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have taken many students who have thoroughly enjoyed the presentations by the guides as well as their hands on time to explore exquisite artifacts.

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is perhaps one of the most beautiful museums I have visited in North America. The architecture alone of this buidling is splendid. Their collections of articfacts are so vast, so interesting and so well curated. You REALLY need to visit. It is also on the campus of UBC which is beautiful and the Japanese gardens are there as well.

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San Francisco
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8 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our third trip alone and with various grandkids - this museum is a gem of First Nation history/culture/art and set in a marvelous parkland. Just the totems alone and the Bill Reid carving is worth the trip!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went with a group and we had a guide to give us great info about many things in the museum. The only dislike was that we did not have more time to study more on our own. The guide was very knowledgeable. Be sure to check out the gift shop for some unique treasures!

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