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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 - 9:00 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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This is an impressive museum with lots of interesting items to see. Not only are the exhibits nicely displayed, but lot of effort has gone on making the browsing pleasant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an impressive museum with lots of interesting items to see. Not only are the exhibits nicely displayed, but lot of effort has gone on making the browsing pleasant and interesting. The architecture and decor in this place is really, really nice. We visited on late Sunday afternoon, and the place was not too crowded. If you are UBC... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This well thought out museum truly met my expectations. The displays are masterfully done and the information and insights it relayed was fun and educational. It is easy to get there and the location is wonderful.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Museum of Anthropology three years ago on a tour but did not have time to see everything. Returned on our own and were glad we did. Joined a free tour first for some expert information then viewed everything inside at our leisure. Actually, one would need several days to carefully see and read about all the many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum has a beautiful collection, not really big but enough to spend a nice half day in a calm and pretty environment.

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Sawyer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is out of this world if you're into First Nation customs and history. Every room is packed, although it's well organized. The area is also fascinating situated as it is adjacent to the BCU campus on the coast southeast of Vancouver proper. It's easy to get to on public transportation, although it takes up to an hour to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum serves to be an amazing first (or repeat) dose of First Nations culture and traditions. The exhibits are excellent and the artifacts are cool. The temporary exhibits are just as interesting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I tell anyone who is visiting Vancouver to make the trip out to the museum. It has the best collection of Native Indian artifacts I have ever seen. In recent decades Canada has gone through some real Politically Correctness issues. They call the native Indians First Nation and First People. I am not PC, so I use what I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time here. Fascinating to learn about indigenous culture, which is something about which I previously had little knowledge, and the exhibits are set up excellently (I particularly liked the great hall with the towering totem poles). The view out of the back of the museum is beautiful, with some exterior modern totems set against the mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you take the torus they offer especially the outdoor tour. Though a bit far away from downtown Vancouver it mixes in nicely with a great breakfast at Granville Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much to see. Awesome history of First Nations people. Our daughter picked flea nits out ceremonial masks from someplace (I've forgotten now...over 10 years ago) as she worked as an archivist (anthropology/archeology major at UBC). We went to see if her exhibit and name were still there. They rotate exhibits, so not there this time. Still a wonderful experience.

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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.