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Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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+1 604-822-5087
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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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Outstanding and well worth the bus ride out to UBC

Get the 4 or 14 bus from downtown Vancouver for the princely sum of CA$2.75 each way, walk through the impressive campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Get the 4 or 14 bus from downtown Vancouver for the princely sum of CA$2.75 each way, walk through the impressive campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC), and enjoy the fascinating exhibits of North West First Nations art and cultural artefacts - as well as impressive collections from across the world. The museum (MOA) isn't huge - don't... More 

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We are glad that you enjoyed exploring the museum grounds and the indoor collections during your visit. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our escape during a snowy and rainy day. Well worth the trek. The First nations collections were great, museum store very nice, paid and volunteer staff very helpful. Only the cafe could've been so much less like school cafeteria, the caffe latte was very good though.

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

We're glad that you were able to find some relief from the crazy weather we have been having lately! Thanks for coming to visit, annikkilinna. We appreciate your feedback and will definitely pass it on to our MOA Café staff. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local we go to the Museum of Anthroplogy every time a visitor comes and when a special event is on. (We joined as members). Everyone I go I visit some old favourites and always find something new. I missed the last family visit in December so will be trying to arrange a visit in the next few months.... More 

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing! It's wonderful that you find something new and exciting with every visit. We have a new exhibition opening on March 9 so hopefully you will have a chance to check it out! Hope to see you soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I take groups here for a guided tour. The guides are excellent, very informative and overall great value. You can spend 2 hours or more here.

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed exploring the museum during your guided tour. Hope to see you back again! More 

North Saanich, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone interested in the history and culture of First Nation peoples in the Pacific North West should visit this museum. It should be a must see for all people that live in British Columbia. The totem poles and masks are awe inspiring. A real must see!

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review, galianotom! It is great to hear that you felt inspired by the First Nations carvings on display at the museum. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Anthropology at the U of BC is an absolutely amazing collection of First People artifacts and documentary photos of the earliest finds. The spirit poles, canoes, and bent wood boxes were displayed in a dramatic hall inside the museum in natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. The side galleries (which we explored on a second... More 

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! It is great to hear you had a chance to look through the archival photos on display and we are glad that you enjoyed exploring the museum as a whole. Hope to see you back again soon! More 

Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

larned lots and enjoyed the exhibits. needed to take a bus to get there. a bit off the beaten path. but worth if it if you like learning about culture.

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

We are glad that you had an enjoyable and educational visit. Thanks for coming by! We hope to see you back again soon. More 

Northern CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was curated to present the finest examples of western North American native artifacts in a dramatic setting. Spent hours here and still left feeling like I needed to return someday. Highly recommended and easily reached by public bus.

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We hope to see you back again soon to continue your exploring! More 

Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of artifacts and crafts but not a lot of historical information about the societal structure of their culture and their day to day living or natural history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing place. You can see there some things from first nations. Entry 18 CAD, but if you are going on Thursday evening, it is cheaper.

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, Aivars. In addition to offering discounted admission after 5 p.m. on Thursdays, visitors can also enjoy a free evening tour that coincides with our new exhibitions. Our next special Thursday tour will take place at 7 p.m. on May 4 and will be led by MOA curator, Nuno Porto. We hope to see you there! More 

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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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