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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 today

This museum was a marvel, bc of the quality and range of the arts and crafts it displayed, the very good information provided, and the physical building with lovely light and very clean lines. The totem poles and other indigenous peoples' items from the Pacific...More

Thank trvlrzhong
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice museum! If you really like anthropology or just Indians you can spend hours in this place😄 I really liked the feature with the draws which contains a lot of hidden treasures😊 There is a really nice giftshop too and some good cheep lockers...More

Thank Marie B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were overwhelmed with how much there is to see in this museum. Extremely interesting information about the native Canadian people.

Thank lauralarkinh
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long train and bus to MOA at U BC awesome display of native cultures especially Canadian first natives Dosen was awesome PS the cafe had excellent food and coffee

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

okay - it was a complete trek to visit this museum and better signposting on the campus would really help to find it! But well worth making the effort to visit. The totem poles are fabulous and a super place to get an understanding of...More

Thank Sandy W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wonderful location, showcasing a very illustrative collection. The 30 minute tour is 5* Open 9-5 pm except for Thursday (extended closing hours) and Mondays ( closed between October and May) 12 km out of downtown Vancouver

Thank MN, Lisbon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike across the University campus to visit this treasure was well worth the effort. This is a huge and excellent collection. You can happily spend a few hours browsing the displays. The light in the display space allows many huge and magnificent artefacts to...More

Thank Julie N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I could have spent all day at MOA but there is so much to see that perhaps 2-3hr blocks is better. Wonderful exhibitions. Make time too to visit the Japanese Garden just three minutes away. It is a very fine example.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly informative. Stay within the First Nations exhibits. After that, there are other rooms, but it can be overwhelming. Be sure to join the tour of the replica long house.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum - I love the design of it - walking into the main totem pole hall with a wall of windows really puts those poles into context. Take a tour to learn more about First Nations history!

Thank mariesheel
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Matthew L
10 July 2018|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
Hi Matthew, We encourage you to explore MOA at your own pace! To familiarize yourself with the different spaces and collections at MOA, we recommend checking out one of our daily free guided tours. These tours range from 30... More
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Ladyslipper1
9 October 2017|
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Response from drmary145 | Reviewed this property |
bus from downtown on weekdays only at very reasonable price, stopped outside Plaza hotel but can't recall number, then about 10 minute walk through the campus, no traffic, goes through the rose gardens, very pleasant
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MarySoderstrom
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
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