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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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Hours:
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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Museum of Anthropology is one of the best attractions in Vancouver. If you like history, you have to visit this place for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a rainy day, and so we and hundreds of other people headed to the museum. We drove and had no difficulty with the directions on the website. Once there we waited in line for 15-20 minutes to purchase tickets. It seemed that this could have been handled better, particularly with parking at $3.50 per hour. Once inside, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating! The two guided tours were excellent - loads of information and love the exhibits....explanations were clear and comprehensive!

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Bay Village, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love anthropology museums at the start of a new city experience. There is so much information to gather here. We were impressed with the collection of First People art and artifacts here.

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Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were entertaining relatives from Scotland, so on the spur of the moment we decided to go to the MOA. Went to their website, and read their directions there by bus. There were instructions by bus, and..."Or walk north 10 minutes to NW Marine Drive. MOA is on the north side of the street". That would lead me to believe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small, but very informative museum on local indigenous history and culture. Beautiful location and setting even in the rain. Ideal to visit on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time here and wow!!!! Great native artifacts, totem poles and art as well as day to day items. Only had 1.5 hours but you could spend a day here. A fantastic spot to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd say this was a must see if you want to understand anything about the First Nations. The building and surroundings were designed for the collection and the whole atmosphere is light and airy and deeply moving. We took advantage of a tour with a guide who was very knowledgeable and this greatly enhanced our experience. Having spent a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is good to have a day to explore this amazing collection of history and native culture. It is worth spending time in the gardens surrounding the building as well, especially in the spring when everything is in full bloom!

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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.