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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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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-5087
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating tour of an extensive collection. Recommend that you take the opportunity of a guided tour, it really enhances the understanding of the exhibits and the context of the museum.

Thank aperry54
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great collection of indigenous art. My favourites were the wood totems and canoes. The traveling exhibit on the Amazon was very informative.

Thank igirl1974
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The MoA is a must see in Vancouver. We joined a talk/tour with a volunteer guide who explained everything in a clear, interesting way. Inside and outside, it's an interesting building. The exhibits are well curated and give amazing insight into indigenous culture. It's easy...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stop off at the MOA on our way to Seattle towards the end of our Rockies holiday. There is much to see here, the totem poles steal the show though, a lot of them made from ancient trees. The smaller artefacts are also interesting,...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is a premiere museum in the Greater Vancouver area. The building itself was designed by Arthur Erickson. It has recently undergone a major upgrade. The building looks modern and has many open and airy spaces...More

Thank SeanOden
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can't say I'm a huge fan of indigenous museums. In spite of all the respect I have for their culture, it's just not my kind of museum. But this one was so much fun! I felt like the people responsable for it really admire...More

1  Thank Carol T
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Museum was so beautifully set up, from walking in to see two storey full length glass windows letting the outside in, highlighting awe inspiring totem poles, to opening draws under the glass displays housing 45,000 artifacts, it was captivating. We wandered for ages, each...More

Thank Coralee A
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum has artifacts from various indigenous peoples from around the globe. The sheer number of artifacts is overwhelming. We spent 3 hours exploring and only got a sense of what is on display. Currently there is a fabulous calligraphy exit that is a must-see....More

Thank DonkN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love history and nature, this place is a must! Totem poles from thousand years with their own (indigenous ppl) unique carvings.

Thank Bal K
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for coming by!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum full of information about First Nation people's and many other cultures around the world. There was too much for me to take in in one visit and I would definitely return if back in Vancouver. Set within the beautiful grounds...More

Thank Eunice683
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting, Eunice! We look forward to seeing you back again!

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
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Would you recommend this museum for children 5-7? Are there any special activities for them?
23 June 2017|
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Response from Anna R | Reviewed this property |
There are some child friendly activities, such as trying out hammocks and being able to go out the back of the Museum where there is a little trail, a pond and two long houses..an area where there is ample room for kids to... More
Once you are at the Museum of Anthropology, how do you get back downtown?
25 April 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
Albert N
is there parking for cars?
30 September 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.