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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
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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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Stellar collection of First Nations Art

Stunning collection of First Nations artifacts, particularly totems, house doors/entries. It's definitely a teaching museum, so the rest of the museum is something of a catch-all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Let me start by saying my husband and I both have a degree in anthropology so we were hoping for something quite different to what this is. We were hoping for a museum which gives a history of anthropology and instead it is a collection of (very nice) First Nation artefacts. We were also very frustrated that there was little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Stunning collection of First Nations artifacts, particularly totems, house doors/entries. It's definitely a teaching museum, so the rest of the museum is something of a catch-all, but a good catch-all. The Bill Reid sculpture of Raven on clamshell is not to be missed. The cafe does a decent salmon chowder. The exterior is lovely; in fact, the area makes a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This museum has an incredible collection of totem poles, kayaks, textiles, and wonderful displays of masks, clothing and videos detailing the lives of those who settled the area, and those in far away places such as Peru, Brazil, Africa etc. The exhibits are well marked so that you can tour solo, or guides offered narrated tours so that visitors could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of my fav Paris museums is the Quai Branley. Also love the Herrara in Lima. This place puts both to shame. Comprehensive treatment of Canada region first people, but also a sampling across many lands. But the amazing things are how it creates a view into Canadian first people and ensures u don't forget that they are not artifacts,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was a very exciting trip for us as we have never been here before. there were many artifacts and totem poles. we really enjoyed it

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit as it has one of the best exhibits of First Nations history and artifacts. The building itself is also beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

In addition to many collections, the stunningly beautiful native peoples art and historical collection makes this worth the price of admission. One of Vancouver's best museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is one of my favorites. It's chock full of artifacts from the First Nation people. We could have spent all day here. And the Japanese garden nearby makes for the perfect day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is hands-down one of the finest museums I have ever visited. Gorgeously designed around the artifacts, beautifully curated, and respectfully done. Do take a free docent-led tour. We learned so much about BC First Nations, and about how the museum has cultivated respectful relations with the original owners of the artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is a good drive way out on the Marine Drive peninsula and is well worth a visit. There are plenty of totem poles and other first nation artefacts along with moving recorded testimony of the disruption to their unchanged lifestyle. There are sections covering other nations too although they appeared to be random/short term exhibits e.g. Portuguese art

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Address: Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone Number: 604.822.5087
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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