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Museum of Anthropology

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Address: 6393 North West Marine Dr. | (Near UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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+1 604-822-5087
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10:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British...

The Museum of Anthropology, on the campus of the University of British Columbia, is an incredible collection of artifacts and art from around the world.

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A must to visit on a trip to Vancouver

Want to learn about local culture and history this is the place to be, very exiting, great architecture , a place you can spend all day alone or with family, also great for... read more

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West Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Want to learn about local culture and history this is the place to be, very exiting, great architecture , a place you can spend all day alone or with family, also great for children

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love going to The Museum of Anthropology whenever I am in Vancouver. It is very interesting, very well laid out and the many, many displays have lots of information. It is truly a gem to visit and I highly recommend as a "must see".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really great collection of First Nation artifacts, beautifully and respectfully curated. Would definitely recommend waiting for the free group tour. Our guide was really well versed on the collection and had really interesting factoids and stories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved my visit to the Museum of Anthropology. I learnt so much about the First Nations history and culture. I have been twice now and would love to go again. The art work is outstanding and the local artefacts are extremely interesting. However is was the beautiful carvings that stood out for me. I highly recommend this as a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I will compare it to the BC museem in Victoria : same price, but half the size. Just two hour to visit it, that's too short for a city like Vamcouver. Anyway, it is interesting if you want to discover native's lifestyle, myths and legends.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This us a beauty fully designed museum with a large display of local artifacts and carvings. If you get a chance, take a tour with Carol, one if the docents. She has a passion for the museum and it shows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I are visiting Vancouver for a few days and thought this would be a good place to visit (based upon TripAdvisor reviews). We arrived about 10:30 on Sunday and took a complimentary one hour tour with Carol. It was excellent - definitely worth the time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a history buff, I'm always drawn to any and all anthropology museums. I've been to several and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC is an excellent choice. The totem poles that are preserved here are extraordinary. There are also thousands of artifacts collected by the museum of tribal cultures from all over the world. You could spend a whole... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my first trip to this part of Canada, and was completely impressed with this museum. It is beautifully curated and our tour guide (Crystal) was absolutely marvelous - extremely knowledgeable and very personable. I learned a great deal during our one-hour tour, and then explored on my own for several hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An amazing collection, wonderful but also sad when looking at the first nations exhibits. You can imagine what could have been.

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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 preserving nature with a similar promise to preserve culture, its valleys are also home to the First Nations heritage museum, the biodiversity museum, and anthropological and memorial exhibitions. From its highest canopies to the sandy shorelines of Wreck Beach, its serenity is preserved by the University buildings that dot it, combining Mother Nature and scholarship.
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