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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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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
University Land Endowments
+1 604-822-5087
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a taxi out here from downtown Vancouver, about $40 including gratuity. A guided tour was about to begin and we spent the next hour enthralled as we explored some of the museums fabulous collections. After the tour we strolled back around exhibits we...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is a small museum, and difficult to get to. But if you like totem poles it's the place for you. The giftshop is pretty nice.

Thank Moster73
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Moster73! We're sorry to hear that you had a hard time getting here. Thanks so much for visiting us and we hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum is part of the university, and performs 2 functions, both as a resource for scholars, and as an educational entertainment for tourists and visitors, and i think the first gets in the way of the second. There is a wide range of exhibits,...More

Thank MHH-Berkshire
Reviewed 4 days ago

you need 6 hours to visit, at least. Different ancient subjects are presented here, from vast verity of nations. They don't accept bring your bags, and you can enjoy free tour guides

Thank emad f
Reviewed 4 days ago

An amazing museum that beautifully showcases the monumental art of the First Nations people in this part of the world. Strongly recommend the free tour if available during your visit. If you need a souvenir or gift, the museum store is lovely and has something...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited Haida communities further north it was wonderful to get a broader view of the NW Native American art as well as other artefacts. Really good free guided tours, take the one that goes to the Long house outside. The Bill Reid carving is...More

Thank Bearscarer
Reviewed 5 days ago

The MOA is well worth the long bus trip out to BC. The Museum has a stupendous collection of First Nations artefacts, as well as pieces from other indigenous people from around the world. The totem poles inside and out are beautiful - as it...More

Thank jac_knight
Reviewed 6 days ago

To understand Vancouver, BC and it's history, you must first make an effort to know our beautiful first nations people and their history. Glorious artifacts, historic totems, art, stories and countless drawers full of artifacts to discover. All set inside a beautiful glass building on...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there for 3hrs.1 uneventful hour of browsing around first nation collections(many totem poles) &reading all explanations on every exhibit. After a while, it all looks the same and it`s hard to understand the explanation and the object (i.e.can`t depict the image on the...More

Thank megazettai
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited MOA at the last moment of our stay and are happy that we did not miss it! The information about the first inhabitants of this country is overwhelmig. I was so impressed by their totem poles and other wood carvings. The building itself...More

Thank edisteiner
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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9 October 2017|
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Response from SLowenfeld | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, it does not. We took a bus from downtown, cheap, fast, but there is a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the museum, a very nice walk I might add.
23 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
25 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