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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%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-5087
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank havingfunjuly2014
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can't say I'm a huge fan of indigenous museums. In spite of all the respect I have for their culture, it's just not my kind of museum. But this one was so much fun! I felt like the people responsable for it really admire...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 5 days ago

This Museum was so beautifully set up, from walking in to see two storey full length glass windows letting the outside in, highlighting awe inspiring totem poles, to opening draws under the glass displays housing 45,000 artifacts, it was captivating. We wandered for ages, each...More

Thank Coralee A
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
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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 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
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
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.