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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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Great museum with amazing exhibits of native cultures.

A great walk through the past of we in America call native American culture. Exhibits are wonderfully displayed and the amount of information is incredible. Plan on spending the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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Summerfield, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A great walk through the past of we in America call native American culture. Exhibits are wonderfully displayed and the amount of information is incredible. Plan on spending the day.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We take a lot of our visitors there and they are always impressed. It is a good education for the children as well and they always love going there with us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shopped at gift shop here based on guide book recommendation that it had good selection of crafts. Guide book was correct - one of the best gift shops in Vancouver. Note - off the beaten track on the campus of the University. No free parking

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the title says, much native artifacts and culture on display at the museum. The original totem poles are much better than the replicas at Stanley Park (as are the canoes too). Also a great exhibit on porcelain over the centuries in the side room. A nice way to kill a few hours and soak in local culture. Be aware... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have almost no interest in anthropology and I still love this museum. It's in a beautiful building hidden in the UBC campus. I could spend days wandering through it's cluttered exhibits. Great place to spend a rainy day when in Vancouver, or on a sunny day the museum is very close to UBC beaches!

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating place for people interested in Canada's First Nations. Lots of totem poles ( inside and outside), carvings etc. You learn quite a bit when reading the interesting information.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth the effort to get out to the University. The museum has an interesting range of artifacts and history. CAfe and gift shop in site as well of course.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been wanting to visit this museum for quite some time. What a wonderful collection, especially enjoyed the totems in the great hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum offers an incredibly rich and unique educational experience for any visitor. Apart from their well documented, rich exhibits of native Northwest artifacts, with historical details and guided tours, there are also temporary exhibitions of modern art or about other indigenous cultures. Outside the main building are exhibits of two Haida houses that were built in collaboration with Bill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The great room with giant totem poles was magnificent. We learned so much about first nations and Canadian history. It is clean and easy to maneuver and something for everyone. There is a nice outside area too. Great place on a rainy day.

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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.