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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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Aliso Viejo, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

When vacationing with our children, we always try to visit places we can't see or do at home. This was all of ours first introduction to Northwest Coast First Nations art. Very much enjoyed viewing and learning about totem poles, Haida houses, Potlatch ceremonies and the artifacts of the people. The museum itself is beautiful and in a stunning setting... More

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Hong Kong
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A friend had told us about this museum and the totem poles. They are really worth going to see. When we visited there were some other interesting exhibits too. The museum itself is a nice, attractive space with very helpful staff.

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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Canadians who lived there before European settlers are called the First Nation. There is evidence of settlements dating back 10,000 years. This museum, associated with the University of British Columbia, has a excellent historical presentation of the lives of these early people. It is in an excellent location for seeing other sights around the Vancouver West Side peninsula.

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Kessel-Lo
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Absolutely a must when you are in vancouver. Some fantastic and beautiful pieces. All done with respect for other cultures; great.

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Seal Beach, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very interesting and we'll thought out museum featuring artifacts from the native peoples of the Northwest. In addition there is a vast collection of objects from native and Asian cultures from all over. Excellent free docent tours on various aspects of the Museum's collection. A beautifully designed building by a leading Canadian architect specifically designed to present the collection... More

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LAS CRUCES
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126 helpful votes 126 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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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