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Museum of Anthropology

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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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Amazing exhibits of local and global anthropology. We bought a membership. Highly recommended for people interested in cultural history, native american history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing exhibits of local and global anthropology. We bought a membership. Highly recommended for people interested in cultural history, native american history and international exhibits of anthropology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice location, interesting architecture, nice layout.Impressive First Nation collection/displays.A section for temporary exhibits; it was Portugal when we were there.A huge section in glass exhibit cabinets, with exhibits from all over the world, including South Sea Islands, Central and South America, Asia, etc. Free guided tours.The Bill Reid collection was really good, and included "The Raven and First Men "... More 

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Vitoria, ES
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sixteen dollars for a entry is not fair for this museum. Because is small and there are not many things to do inside. Just one two hour is enough. If really want to know the place I suggest to go Tuesday after 5pm. I payed 9 dollars. But the really advantage if you choose that day is the free guide... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A must if you visit Vancouver. I take my students here every semester. Take the tour to really learn something. The Cesnam exhibit is wonderful and also has exhibits at the Musqueam Cultural Centre and Vancouver Museum. The various indigenous ethnography is amazing. Love the global displays too. The drawers and the digital displays are fun to place with. I've... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Maybe I have been to too many fine museums but this one was very small and had relatively few items of interest. Mostly it had items from First Nation societies. I guess I expecte d much more for the admission price.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely fascinating museum. The art of the natives of Canada is lovely to see and so expressive of the times when it was done The totems are a highlight.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We are big fans of Haida art, so we were in absolute heaven at this museum. Beautiful location, gorgeous displays on the inside, and I think the signage describing the displays was really helpful in understanding the full picture behind the art. The gift shop is top notch too!

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The museum was a little hard to find, but we did take public transit and walked on the paths around the museum. The setting is beautiful and the museum is well laid out and very interesting.

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Best museum in Vancouver, definitely worth the drive to UBC. We rented a nice clean room at UBC therefore it a short drive to MOA. We very impressed with all exhibitions of high quality northwest coast indigenous art including canoes, totem poles and other sculptures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

While it's not close to the other Vancouver attractions of note, I was glad to experience this place. Right when we arrived, we did one of the free 25 minute tours on local First Nations groups and their work, which set the stage nicely for wandering around by ourselves afterward. Outdoors is a replica set up of a few buildings... More 

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