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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
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+1 604-822-5087
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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: 1-2 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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Interesting display of First Nation work

This us a beauty fully designed museum with a large display of local artifacts and carvings. If you get a chance, take a tour with Carol, one if the docents. She has a passion for... read more

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This us a beauty fully designed museum with a large display of local artifacts and carvings. If you get a chance, take a tour with Carol, one if the docents. She has a passion for the museum and it shows.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My sister and I are visiting Vancouver for a few days and thought this would be a good place to visit (based upon TripAdvisor reviews). We arrived about 10:30 on Sunday and took a complimentary one hour tour with Carol. It was excellent - definitely worth the time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a history buff, I'm always drawn to any and all anthropology museums. I've been to several and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is an excellent choice. The totem poles that are preserved here are extraordinary. There are also thousands of artifacts collected by the museum of tribal cultures from all over the world. You could spend a whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is my first trip to this part of Canada, and was completely impressed with this museum. It is beautifully curated and our tour guide (Crystal) was absolutely marvelous - extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I learned a great deal during our one-hour tour, and then explored on my own for several hours.

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Lakeside, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing collection, wonderful but also sad when looking at the first nations exhibits. You can imagine what could have been.

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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was the best place we found in Vancouver for an overview of the First Nations cultures and contributions Canada. It is a must see if you are interested in First Nations art.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on a docent led tour that took us through several areas of the museum from the ceramics gallery to highlights of local indigenous cultures, and one of the temporary exhibits. AWESOME. Take the docent led tour if you can, then spend time on your own looking at things in more detail

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great selection of both local (provincial) and world artifacts. Learned a lot and great reminder of all our First Nations information and artefacts that we learned in grade school. Can take anywhere from 1 hour plus to get through. Recommend giving yourself at least 1.5-2 hrs. Close to other museums (Beatty) and attractions around the UBC area.

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

The Museum of Anthropology is small, but packed with beautiful art and artifacts from the west coast first nations culture. Very impressive old totems and collection of famous Haida artist Bill Reid among others. A must see if you have never been and a great place to return to if you have. There are some outdoor buildings as well that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a wintry day with the snow still on the ground surrounding the museum. After a ten minute walk from the bus stop through the University campus we reached the museum. Wow, the university was one of the ugliest I have ever seen and there was a lot of construction. MOA cost around C$18 each. Happily we had... 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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