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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 #3 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty 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: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Specialty 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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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I spent time visiting this fantastic museum on Christmas Eve. It contains a huge amount of First Nations artifacts, that have been kindly donated to the museum by various First Nation families from around the province and country. The drawers that are below each waist height display were even more exciting than the top displays in some cases. Great effort... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited this museum on each of my 3 trips to Vancouver and have never failed to be fascinated and impressed by the wonderful displays and the culture on show. Do take a free guided tour - the tour guides explain the complexities of the First Nations cultural icons and the differences in styles of the different nations on... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

try to read up on it before you go, so you know a little bit about it. I thought it was very good. mind you we went on a sunny day, so even the view and the drive there was awesome. very helpful staff. we had a tour group. it takes about 2 hours , give or take.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Incredible collection of First Nations Coastal Art and art from other cultures. Amazing large sculptures in the grand hall. The Chinese opera outfits are amazing. This is a must go place to visit in Vancouver. I always encourage guests to go.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I'm not a greatest fan of Native indian art of Pacific Northwest so my appreciation for this museum was not as great as those who do, but if anyone really loves that type of art, this is a must visit museum. There are towering totem poles within and outside the museum as well as drawers and cabinets full of preserved... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC is a must see attraction when one is visiting Vancouver. Located on the University of BC, the museum houses an amazing collection of accessible artifacts of different First Nations peoples indigenous to British Columbia and elsewhere in the world. The Great Hall houses beautifully preserved totem poles, house poles and other large items. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

You could get lost in here for hours - not much more to say, amazing collection of Totem Poles and other first nation pieces. You must come here when you visit Vancouver!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Well, it's a massive collection of stuff. But no detailed like what it is, who made it, who founded it. Impressive collection, but not so Impressive information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love going to this museum. The displays are a great representation of early Canadian history. I totally recommend going here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have to agree with those that criticized the museum for its poor curation and organization. It has an interesting collection of "stuff" from all around the world, but no information at all about the people who created the "stuff" or why, when or how. Who were the First Nations? Without going on the tour, there would be no information... More 

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