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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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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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First rate museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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North Saanich, British Columbia
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North Saanich, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 

Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went thursday afternoon, I bought my ticket a half price, this price is only for thursdays afternoon. I liked the place because for first time I saw Totems and big ones, I don't know if it has Totems outside, because for the time it was dark, snowy and cold. It has permanent and temporary expositions and if you want,... More 

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

Thanks for visiting, Sandra. We hope that you get a chance to visit again when the weather is a bit nicer so you can explore our outdoor exhibitions. It sounds like you would really enjoy seeing our outdoor Haida House and totem poles that are behind the museum's main building! More 

Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the textile exhibit, which is fantastic. The permanent totem exhibit is worth the visit alone.

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Utrecht, Nederland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful collection of so called 'native art' from every corner of the world. Diligently displayed, interactive when possible. I liked the shop too. By far the best way to get there is to rent a bicycle downtown and enjoy the views. (yes, even in december) There is a myriad of activities so check out their website

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

We're glad that you enjoyed your visit, Joris! Great suggestion to arrive by bike – the views are spectacular indeed. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Stirling, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We jumped on the wonderful sky train, then transferred to a bus to reach this location at UBC. The exhibits of Native totem poles and carvings in amazing. The artifacts are well displayed and numerous. There was a tour guide speaking while we were there, who really added to the experience.

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

Thanks for visiting! It is great to hear that you didn't run into much difficulty taking public transit to the museum. We are glad that you enjoyed exploring our displays and we hope to see you again! 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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