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Museum of Anthropology

6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
+1 604-822-5087
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Explore traditional and contemporary art from Northwest Coast First Nations and other cultures across the world. See magnificent Indigenous carvings, weavings and contemporary artworks in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. Admire the world’s largest collection of works by acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid, including his famous cedar sculpture The Raven and the First Men. Explore the Museum’s Multiversity Galleries where more than 16,000 objects from around the world are displayed. Visit the award-winning Koerner Ceramics Gallery, displaying a collection of European ceramics unique to North America. Stroll the Museum Grounds, where monumental Haida houses, poles and Musqueam house posts capture the dramatic beauty of traditional Northwest Coast architecture and design. Enjoy a wide range of special exhibitions and public programs, including free guided gallery walks. Visit the MOA shop and relax in Café MOA. MOA is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

A stunning modern building with an amazing collection of First Nation artifacts. Join the tour for some captivating insights into traditional lives and beliefs. Worth the trek out-we went by train and bus which took about an hour , but got a taxi back into...More

Thank Daphne M
Reviewed 2 days ago

You can get to this by public transport, and your time will be well spent in this gem IF you take a guided tour. Being ignorant of local history, the guide will spot distinctions in styles of carvings, poles, and boxes from the First Nations.

1  Thank amoskus
Reviewed 2 days ago

I planned to be at the Museum no more than 2 hours but I spent almost 4! Even though it's not a big museum the exhibitions are well curated and the itinerant exhibitions are a treat. I took a bus from downtown and walked through...More

Thank YELENA R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Special kudos to Christel who gave a perfect tour of the First Nations exhibits. Very educational. And the physical layout is stunning.

Thank lavog
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the more thoughtfully curated and presented collections of Native and Tribal arts, artifacts, and history. ~1h overview guided tour is included in price of admission.

Thank Jason U
Reviewed 4 days ago

MOA focuses on First Nation culture with many recently commissioned items (in the last 80 years) that were made by First Nation artists. Not a lot of history, but good rundown of the cultures of these peoples. Since the First People don't subscribe to the...More

Thank nextwhiskeybar
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning and informative First Nations exhibits including totem poles, a long house, potlach bowls and bentwood boxes. Art and artifacts from around the world. We spend over two hours here.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want to live and learn the history of Canada this is the place to go in Vancouver. Located on the beautiful campus of UBC this a unique view into the "first people" of the area. Docent was well versed in history of area...More

Thank Dnvrtinman
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to learn more about the Canadian roots that's a place you can't miss. Thursdays nights are cheaper and worth going. I went with my mom, grandma and little sister and all of them enjoyed, so I can say with confidence that this...More

1  Thank Thata P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit. It has a very good selection of First Nation artifacts with explanations. Quite interesting and educational for anyone visiting Vancouver to take the time to visit. Last time I had to take a taxi which was a drag. This time...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
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MarySoderstrom
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
As mentioned above, there is certainly something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at MOA! In terms of our temporary exhibitions, the hammocks and bird specimens in our Amazonia: The Rights of Nature exhibition has been a... More
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vizslafan
April 25, 2017|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
Hi there! If you walk to Chancellor Boulevard you can catch the #44 bus which will take you downtown across the Burrard Street Bridge. Otherwise, on University Boulevard you can catch the #4 bus and the #14 bus which both go... More
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Albert N
September 30, 2016|
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Response from lutzboy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a parking lot adjacent to the museum. not sure if it's free as we walked from the university to the MOA.
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