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Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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+1 604-822-5087
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British...

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.

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The Museum of Anthropology was far beyond our expectation; we spent about 6 hours here and it was fabulous with so much to see and do; great location to access via public transit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manning Park, Canada
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Manning Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Museum of Anthropology was far beyond our expectation; we spent about 6 hours here and it was fabulous with so much to see and do; great location to access via public transit

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Besides the many many intriguing drawers and items on display to look through, what impressed me most was that the museum seems to uphold the Native conditions for the Native pieces that are displayed. For example, at certain times of the year, some items are not allowed to be displayed, or some might not be allowed to have their mouths... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An incredibly massive collection of art, clothing, and various artifacts. Well-presented, and designed to allow for a comfortable all day visit. There are chairs, benches and restrooms conveniently located throughout the many rooms. The cafeteria offers a good variety of healthy foods. Staff and volunteers were very knowledgeable and helpful in all parts of the museum.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Museum is located a short way from downtown. It appears to be non descript from the outside but opens to the most beautiful space when you enter. This museum primarily houses North American & West Coast indigenous artifacts. A recent expansion now showcases effects that are worldly and go beyond North America. The most intriguing articles from our past... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are several free guided tours given each day. We found them most interesting. Beautiful displays I love being able to pull out drawers and discover the treasures within. Nice gift shop as well

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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Want to learn about local culture and history this is the place to be, very exiting, great architecture , a place you can spend all day alone or with family, also great for children

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love going to The Museum of Anthropology whenever I am in Vancouver. It is very interesting, very well laid out and the many, many displays have lots of information. It is truly a gem to visit and I highly recommend as a "must see".

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a really great collection of First Nation artifacts, beautifully and respectfully curated. Would definitely recommend waiting for the free group tour. Our guide was really well versed on the collection and had really interesting factoids and stories.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved my visit to the Museum of Anthropology. I learnt so much about the First Nations history and culture. I have been twice now and would love to go again. The art work is outstanding and the local artefacts are extremely interesting. However is was the beautiful carvings that stood out for me. I highly recommend this as a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will compare it to the BC museem in Victoria : same price, but half the size. Just two hour to visit it, that's too short for a city like Vamcouver. Anyway, it is interesting if you want to discover native's lifestyle, myths and legends.

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University Land Endowments
An area as rich in history as it is in natural beauty, the expansive parkland of the University Land Endowments is protected by the city in cooperation with the University of British Columbia. A large green space studded by rose gardens, Japanese rock gardens, botanic gardens, canopy walks, regional parkland, and hiking trails, the University Land Endowments are a breath of fresh air. Combining a commitment to preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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