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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 185 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) is Canada's largest teaching museum and one of its most popular public museums. Oodles of exhibitions for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to learn more about themselves and other cultures. A part of the University of British Columbia, the museum houses historic collections from around the world. Where thousands of objects tell thousands of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The collection is great and fairly big. The carved pieces are the most interesting! I recommend the guided tour to get a better understanding of the native people and culture. There are also some other rooms which contain many art pieces of very different cultures. This part is kind of disorganized with the many drawers but nice to see.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We easily spent the whole day here and could have been there longer if we weren't kicked out. The Totem Poles are great and we really liked all the First Nation displays, but we didn't find the displays on other cultures as good. The museum talks were well worth going to, they were really informative and pleasant to listen to,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

we came back to the museum after éà years during our first visit to Vancouver. it is a pleasure to walk through the gallery and enjoy fine First Nations art work. Bill Reids work os one of the highlights. the architecture is most wonderful.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I was glad I spent an afternoon here as through the free tours I got to learn and understand a lot about the First Nation People. Has much more to offer too and has something for everyone.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I visit this museum on Tuesday evening, which has discounted on the Admission ($9 per person). I may say, my tour to MOA is not what I expected. Infromation for the exibition is adequate but can be more detailed. I don't know much about First Nation People. But I visit many museums during my trip to Canada, like,ROM in Toronto,... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This museum is impressive at the onset as you approach the building, Inside and out, the museum curators have thoughtfully housed a collection of awe provoking art. The creationism carvings, totems and canoes are just a few of the items of which the Native peoples should be proud. It was also a special treat to view the artwork that is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I think this is one of hte best museums of the kind. The collections are huge and easily accessible. The guide tours are given with competenze and clarity. We enjoyed thoroughly our visit.

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Fergus Falls, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had already visited several Native American museums/cultural centers down on the Olympic Peninsula earlier in the trip and even considered changing our itinerary and skipping this which would have been a huge mistake. We took both an indoor and an outdoor tour, which were great. In particular, the outdoor tour is good because you get to go inside some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife, my 2 childrens and I went to the museum. I tought there was only totems, but I've been surprised, there was several expositions. I would say, this is not a MUST DO thing, but if you have some free times during your vacation, that certainly one good option.

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