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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
Phone Number: 604.822.5087
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - 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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Located in the UBC campus, it is free for UBC students and has a discounted ticket offer for thursday evenings. Interesting displays of totem poles and other artifacts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in the UBC campus, it is free for UBC students and has a discounted ticket offer for thursday evenings. Interesting displays of totem poles and other artifacts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum really isn't convenient to downtown without a car. It took us almost an hour to get there on transit, but was absolutely worth it. Other tours we did in Vancouver mention First Nations history, largely only indicating they aren't qualified to speak on it and recommending this museum to learn more. I grabbed a Groupon online, apparently it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a interesting and beautiful place. You can spend many hours here. I expected the museum to be exclusively focused upon First peoples of North America, it has broader asperations - touching upon Asia and Europe....The building itself is also beautiful although I had to rely upon photos of the outside. Access to the area was closed.

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unbelievable impressive musuem where you can spend hours and hours because the collection is huge. Also the visit alone arpund the First Nations is worthwhile and will cost you about an hour. It is however really difficult to understand that for this key attraction it is really difficult to get there with public transport. Yes there are busses but nowhere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We learnt that we knew nothing about the truth of the indigenous people of North America. A bit hard to find but well worth the effort.

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portland,oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best places in the city with dramatic art pieces. A wonderful garden. We rode the bikes up from the west end. Near the University and a lovely view from the bluff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to learn about Vancouver history. Lots of items to see, lots of stories and legends to learn. Definitely alives interest in Indians history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive, well-presented exhibits on the Northwest First Nations people. Easy to get to by city bus, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fascinating museum but a bit of a challenge to find from the Downtown bus stop. UBC is a huge campus and the signage is very poor, so we asked a student, well several actually and got some fairly contradictory directions. But it was worth it. Just allow plenty of extra time for the bus journey (25 minutes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good museum with various exhibits on Pacific peoples. We went primarily for a rainy day outing and it was good for that. Museums are a matter of taste and if this interests you, I sure it is a really good one.

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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.