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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712
Phone Number: 510 642 3682
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Small museum with interesting artifacts

This is a great museum for those who are really interested in this field--very small, with rotating exhibits from the museum's substantial archives. I rated it as average as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a great museum for those who are really interested in this field--very small, with rotating exhibits from the museum's substantial archives. I rated it as average as there's not a lot of breadth in the exhibits--more of a deeper exploration into specific artifacts.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Easy to miss on the UC Berkeley campus but worth finding. Always interesting to walk through - and a cool retreat on a hot day.

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, founded in 1901 and now named for its major patron, houses a fine collection that will be restored to view by 2014 but is currently closed for a major renovation. From 1903 to 1931, the collection was physically located in San Francisco. In the early days, the museum attracted many visitors who were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The museum is small, but excellent. The collection of objects from Egypt and Peru is amazing. Ever seen a crocodile mummy? The California native American collection is also good, but not displayed as well.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2005

Phoebe A. Hearst Anthropology Musuem is an interesting museum of Native California Cultures as well as other international cultures. It has a vast collection of 260,000 plus items - they regularly change the display to show only some of the most interesting items from this collection. There is also a good museum art store. If visiting the UC Berkeley Campus,... More 

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Address: 103 Kroeber Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3712
Phone Number: 510 642 3682
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley

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