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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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One of the best museums in the world.

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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WaState
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lost and found the display could be organized better. There are only a few collections. I would go to somewhere else.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a visit to the UBC campus. I had just visited the National Museums on the mall in Washington DC and found this the best of the bunch. Not to take anything away from the American counterparts, they are designed to process thousands of people every day and the collections reflect that. The museum of anthropology at UBC... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has a great display of totem poles, carvings and other artefacts from all around the world. Situated in the grounds of University of Columbia, (which is also well worth a walk around), it is a great museum and should be on your list of things to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wanted to kill time one weekend with the family when we decided spontaneously visit this place. To our amazement, this is one place that you almost need a full day to spend around in; lots of interesting display from cultures all over the world, fascinating history and artifacts. Particularly the aboriginal discoveries from different countries are fascinating. I will highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

hard to find , have t o pay parking brrrr , no restaurant open mid august or the student cafeteria 500 meter away , but once inside beautifull totem et a few interesting room, close too early 5 pm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They house an excellent collection of First Nations artifacts, but that's not all. They have things from many cultures from all over the world!

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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.