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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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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the very best museums on Pacific Northwest Native Americans. It is a large, modern, beautiful museum. If you are interested in this sort of thing, it is a must see. It's best to take a car or taxi to get to...More

Thank Dutch Brother
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! We look forward to seeing you back again!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredibly boring collection of lifeless wooden carvings in glass boxes. This is so old school that I was really surprised that the place looked so modern! If it wasn't for the free tour which brought some life to the place it would have got only...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The First Nation section is really nicely mad. However the world wide collection is jammed therefore it is not too pleasant to cruise through.

Thank R-mokuci
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum (rightly) presents itself as the definitive museum representing the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. The museum is LOADED with art and artifacts from the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest. But volume of art and artifacts does not provide context, neither cultural...More

5  Thank Findit999
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Findit999, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is great to hear that you were interested in learning more about the cultures and traditions of First Nations communities on the Northwest Coast and that you had a chance to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My first visit to an anthropology musuem and I was mesmerized. Great collection! A must visit place, I believe!

Thank melrowan
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, melrowan! Thanks for coming by!

Reviewed 6 days ago

The MoA has a vast collection of artifacts from Indigenous cultures. The architectural design of the museum is great. Make sure you take time to open the drawers to see what is displayed inside.

Thank EdithHD C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing museum in lovely location. Lots of facts and totem poles to see. Good price not to be missed

Thank lwa3
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for coming by!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing and so much to see More fun that a bendy bus. Lots to see. They did a tour for free at 11am. Outside good too.

Thank Alex M
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting, Alex M!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit in my opinion. The artifacts on display can be overwhelming, but gems are scattered throughout the museum. The great hall is the highlight, but my favorite was the new artist displays that pay homage to their ancestry. Be sure to go outside...More

Thank Harold P
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you enjoyed exploring the collections in the Great Hall and in our new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks! Thanks for visiting us, Harold P!

Reviewed 1 week ago

How interesting, seeing totem poles made by the people that live in the area. The museum is truly worth going to, lots to see and learn.

Thank GStroud
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's great to hear that you enjoyed exploring the collections! We look forward to seeing you back again!

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MarySoderstrom
24 June 2017|
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Response from winkyw18 | Reviewed this property |
The Museum does not specifically target kids, but there are many fascinating exhibits that would be very interesting to Elementary kids or older. I would recommend that you take the guided tours that are offered by the... More
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vizslafan
26 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
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Albert N
1 October 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.
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