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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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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 museum, on the grounds of the University of British Columbia, provides an in-depth look at the arts and culture of the indigenous peoples of the area. From totems to carvings, from fabrics to prints, the lives of the people become vivid with breath-taking beauty.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is really focused on culture of first nations on the west coast. It does so very well. Lot's of depth. The exhibits are very creative and engaging. If you're in the area definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum visit. The displays are very well organized and very extensive. Allow at least a few hours to really enjoy the place.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Probably one of the best places I have ever visited. It was just amazing, so much to see, in fact just too much to see. Be aware I went on a day it was not open, even though the hotel said it was. So a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing collection of artefacts belonging to the first nation people. Well curated and insightful into a peaceful life at one with nature and their journey to fight for what they believe.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing exhibits of First Nations People and other special exhibitions, make this a special place. Well worth spending at least 3 hours here. Lots of masterpieces of these amazing peoples.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Museum in Madrid. You need at least one day to see all the marvelous things, they have in this modern building. The displays and things exposed are really astonishing. The explanations are excellent. The entrance is not expensive. Is a magnifent visit. If you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent, but too expensive for your average rent or mortgage paying Vancouverite. It is a great place to spend a rainy day, or even good to do a Wreck Beach combo for a nice, busy day. Stop en route at Angus Bakery at Alma and...More

Thank EJBC84
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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, EJBC84! To make MOA more accessible, we do offer discounted admission on Thursday evenings after 6:00pm. We hope to see you back again soon—perhaps to enjoy a night at the Museum!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got the bus to B.C. University and it is about a 20 minute walk to the museum, hopefully there will be students about to help with directions. The museum is bright and airy and well laid out with some fascinating exhibits from people from...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the large UBC campus, this museum is warm and welcoming. From the giant totem poles and ancient boats to the masks and clothing and stunning basketry, this is a wonderful destination. Families were there when we were, and the children especially seemed to...More

Thank JimandCarla
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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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