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“Beautiful art, artifacts and architecture”

Museum of Anthropology
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$28.74*
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Independent Bike Tour of Vancouver
Ranked #4 of 364 things to do in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 3, 2014

Beautiful things housed in a beautiful building on a beautiful property with a beautiful view. My most favourite museum in BC. Located at UBC.

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Not my most favorite attraction in Vancouver but, MoA is an interesting museum where there are some artifacts of First Nations.
Every piece has good description that tells the purpose of the artifact and events is has been used in.
That's a little museum but it is a place to go in Vancouver.

Thank Maryam A
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a wonderful experience if you have any interest in museums.

The first sight in the main hall are the magnificent poles but the most amazing exhibitions are in the halls that contain artefacts from cultures from all round the World. Truly an amazing array of beautiful and fascinating pieces; there are so many items that it becomes a little over whelming but definitely worth a couple of hours.

Thank NSMKMelbourne
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Unlike most museums where you see a small portion of the holdings, at the MOA, you can see the whole shebang! Very interesting. Be sure to walk around the grounds and enjoy the views of the surrounding water.

Thank 65ChadW
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

You get to see the artifacts in pull out drawers covered with plexiglass so you see them inches away instead of the usual feet away.

The original works by Bill Reid are outstanding and he is just one of the fabulous First Nations artists we have here in BC. Many others are also on display there.

Thank PatrickY2005
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