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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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A great museum

I have been to this museum a couple of times. Lots of early first nations history and artifacts... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dpowers2017
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Kamloops, Canada
The world of first peoples at your fingertips

This museum is huge and covers most of the indigenous peoples of the world with a larger portion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rogerl044
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Melbourne
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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 - 21:00
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

I have been to this museum a couple of times. Lots of early first nations history and artifacts. Lovely display of totems and other ancient artifacts. Was a great way to entertain people from out of town that had not been to British Columbia as...More

Thank dpowers2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is huge and covers most of the indigenous peoples of the world with a larger portion being those from Canada as you would expect. You could easily spend a day here if you were really interested as the displays are comprehensive and authentic...More

Thank rogerl044
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's great to hear that you enjoyed learning about the cultural traditions of Indigenous communities on the Northwest Coast. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 3 days ago

We came in the really opportune time with an event of exhibition launch that we got free entry pass, invitation to join the drinks (which we didn't attend due to limited time) and saw the warmth of the crowds. This museum is top notch. Well...More

Thank Bima088
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're glad you had a chance to come by during the grand opening of our new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks! Thanks for celebrating with us!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place if you want to understand 1st Nations history and heritage. Forget about other world nations.

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

Thanks for visiting, Mike D! The next time you come by, we hope you get a chance to check out our Multiversity Galleries where there are over 16,000 cultural belongings from around the world.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Two hours is enough time to see most of the museum, unless you want to look very carefully at everything.

Thank havingfunjuly2014
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting, havingfunjuly2014!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating tour of an extensive collection. Recommend that you take the opportunity of a guided tour, it really enhances the understanding of the exhibits and the context of the museum.

Thank aperry54
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your tour. We hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great collection of indigenous art. My favourites were the wood totems and canoes. The traveling exhibit on the Amazon was very informative.

Thank igirl1974
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for visiting! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed exploring the collections in our Amazonia exhibit. See you again soon!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The MoA is a must see in Vancouver. We joined a talk/tour with a volunteer guide who explained everything in a clear, interesting way. Inside and outside, it's an interesting building. The exhibits are well curated and give amazing insight into indigenous culture. It's easy...More

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

We're glad you had a chance to join one of our free guided tours! We look forward to seeing you back again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stop off at the MOA on our way to Seattle towards the end of our Rockies holiday. There is much to see here, the totem poles steal the show though, a lot of them made from ancient trees. The smaller artefacts are also interesting,...More

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

We're glad you had a chance to come by while you were in town! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is a premiere museum in the Greater Vancouver area. The building itself was designed by Arthur Erickson. It has recently undergone a major upgrade. The building looks modern and has many open and airy spaces...More

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

Thank you for the thoughtful review! We hope to see you back again soon!

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MarySoderstrom
Would you recommend this museum for children 5-7? Are there any special activities for them?
24 June 2017|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
As mentioned above, there is certainly something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at MOA! In terms of our temporary exhibitions, the hammocks and bird specimens in our Amazonia: The Rights of Nature exhibition has been a... More
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vizslafan
Once you are at the Museum of Anthropology, how do you get back downtown?
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
is there parking for cars?
30 September 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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