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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 yesterday

This is an amazing museum, not only displaying an array of First Nations art including full size totem poles and the beautiful Bill Reid sculptures, but also African and European art. I happily browsed here for several hours.

Thank 186273Liverbird49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When in Vancouver you shouldn’t miss this exhibition and take a guided tour, so you will learn as much as possible about the First Nations in Canada

Thank Johan-Ulrich K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Back in the early 70's I studied at UBC and had frequently visited the museum. During a recent business trip, I had some time so decided to go back. Bigger and better (at least from my younger memories) than ever. Plan several hours to fully...More

Thank Jean F
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been there several times in the past, and time, I draw a better understanding and appreciation of our First Nations in Canada, particularly in B.C. The MOA is also set in beautiful surroundings overlooking the water and North Shore Mountains. I believe that...More

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were visiting my son who works on the campus, so while waiting to meet him after work, we were given the very good suggestion to spend our time at MOA. This is a "Must See" for anyone interested in West Coast First Nation culture...More

Thank JRAsFishBabe
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this Museum some time ago, found the displays arranged very well, highly recommend you check it out if you have a few spare hours.

Thank Frederick M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the type of museum every city needs to have, it displays, showcases and gives great information about the different cultures that British Columbia used to have. I highly recommend taking the tour, they explain how things were done, what they represent and they...More

Thank Fel_Ll87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the museum of anthropology. It is a very beautiful space with an amazing collection. The access to additional exhibits through drawer collections means there is a lot for you to take in. Would love to return when the weather is...More

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a rainy afternoon at the MOA on a recent visit to Vancouver. What an awesome museum! Artifacts and art from the Indigenous people of BC and around the world, mainly on the Pacific side but elsewhere as well. Gorgeous ceramic collection, carved and...More

Thank Tvordlj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staggeringly well-stocked museum of beautiful indigenous native art - colourful, vivid masks, costumes, headdresses, implements, canoes, totems, tribal animals, etc, etc - so much packed into every room, in fact, that after a while visual and conceptual exhaustion starts to set in. You really need...More

Thank Philip K
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Ladyslipper1
9 October 2017|
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Response from Noris2013 | Reviewed this property |
The hop on hop off : The museum is far from downtown of Vancouver exactly 9K maybe have a special route. Just takes the regular bus it easy.
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MarySoderstrom
24 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
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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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