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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
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

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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Went to the Museum on a wet and rainy day during our stay in Vancouver. I have to say I was very impressed. The Totums are amazing!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Went to the Museum on a wet and rainy day during our stay in Vancouver. I have to say I was very impressed. The Totums are amazing!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although the weather was wet the MOA was an excellent place to visit starting early in the day.The Ceramic Museum is a must see especially you are interested in pottery and porcelain history.Beautifully laid out with clear histories.The totem poles are fascinating works of art and a new totem is currently being constructed in the grounds for the 55k children... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice stroll through UBC to get to the museum. Plan to spend at least 2 hours here if not longer walking through the exhibits inside and outside. The guided tour is recommended if you're a big history buff and its free! As you stroll though the museum, open the drawers for more artefacts. Tickets are in the form of a... More 

Thank Clare F
Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always a fantastic place to visit. A wonderful experience of First Nation past and current cultures. Breath taking and thought provoking

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an incredible museum. The collection is fantastic, and their approach to curation is really different than a lot of other museums. They take a more cooperative approach and group things in ways that are different than a lot of other institutions. They take their mandate about First Nations seriously and showcase some of the best art in the... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much to learn and enjoy at this museum that we recommend planning to spend as much of the day as possible, and the museum's cafe serves delicious, reasonably priced food and a place to take a break. There are also lockers near the washrooms so that visitors can walk around unencumbered. We recommend consulting the museum's website... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable to browse this museum with its First Nations exhibits and explanations. Very uncrowded in October, outside school holidays. There is also a lovely shop, whose prices seemed reasonable compared with other First Nations outlets, and the staff are helpful and friendly too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spend a raining afternoon here and could not have enjoyed it more. So many interesting pieces of aboriginal art and so much history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing museum with great guides. Fabulous collection of totem and other First Nation decorative items. Much more than can be seen in an 1 hour tour. Would allow at least half a day next time and I would definitely return. Had surprising features with drawers full of small items such as embroidered clothes, jewelry, etc. Great to have access to... More 

Thank Barbara C
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this museum with my tour group, Roads Scholar. We broke up into two groups. The museum was interesting and beautiful. The docent was succinct, spoke clearly and slowly so everyone could hear her thorough explanations of the exhibits. It was just wonderful.

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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.
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