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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 181 attractions in Vancouver
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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Farnham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Finally, we felt we learnt something about the symbology of the First Nations art. Enjoyed exploring the drawers of the collection - you never knew what was going to be in the next one!

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Not as big as I though it would be! But it is still a great museum and I loved it. It locates in UCB and thats a plus, big grassland outside. Great location to hangout. Better to drive there then taking the public transportation tho.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Arthur Erickson designed building is a testament to his concept of West Coast architecture. The aboriginal art history of British Columbia is chronicled in a way that takes your breath away while at the same time providing you with a sobering peak at the grittier side of the meeting of aboriginal and european cultures.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This museum on the campus at University of British Columbia is relatively new and modern. It is well laid out for a relaxing tour. From downtown it is a day's destination, but there is lots to see at UBC including the Rose Garden close by.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very well organized museum with an extensive collection of first nations artifacts plus many other items from the Asia-Pacific regions. Excellent for anthropology research, but just good to see for interest sake. The building is also a beautiful modern architecture. However, not really for young kids.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Fabulous place. Huge collection, especially First Nation. Parking expensive. A little out of the way, but worth the drive.

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Darwin, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I was very impressed with the displays at this museum. The art collection of not only Canada's BC, but also worldwide collections was impressive. Beautiful architecture and museum surroundings. It's a bit far away from the CBD but worth getting there and seeing the UBC surrounds as well.

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Southampton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Extremely well planned and laid out, met all expectations, and most definitely worth a visit. Would particularly recommend the First Nation section, though all areas well planned, catalogued and laid out for good hands-on experience.

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Berlin, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice to see the Indian artefacts and displays but disappointingly small, and with a huge price - it costs about $17 For one Adult!!! THE LOUVRE IN PARIS is $18 haha hmmmmm… One big room of totem Poles is cool to see.. then there is room full of artefacts from different countries which is interesting as well. Overall 5/10 I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A large portion of the museum is artifacts in cabinets and cluttered together in large displays so it is a bit overwhelming to take some of the stuff in. Although the frequent tours help, it would be nice if the museum offered descriptions and explanations for some of the items as a majority of them have literally nothing next to... More

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