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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
6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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+1 604-822-5087
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Reviewed yesterday

Stunning and informative First Nations exhibits including totem poles, a long house, potlach bowls and bentwood boxes. Art and artifacts from around the world. We spend over two hours here.

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to live and learn the history of Canada this is the place to go in Vancouver. Located on the beautiful campus of UBC this a unique view into the "first people" of the area. Docent was well versed in history of area...More

Thank Dnvrtinman
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to learn more about the Canadian roots that's a place you can't miss. Thursdays nights are cheaper and worth going. I went with my mom, grandma and little sister and all of them enjoyed, so I can say with confidence that this...More

Thank Thata P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my second visit. It has a very good selection of First Nation artifacts with explanations. Quite interesting and educational for anyone visiting Vancouver to take the time to visit. Last time I had to take a taxi which was a drag. This time...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a local, I've visited the Museum of Anthropology on several occasions over the years. My recent return visit was pleasantly surprising. It's had a major makeover, all to the good! The outdoor First Nations lodges and poles along with the items in the huge...More

Thank marilynwill
Reviewed 3 days ago

From May 2017 until the Spring of 2019 the Museum of Anthropology is featuring their new gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks "In a Different Light:Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art". The subdued lighting creates a natural setting & environment to display the 110 indigenous artworks. The...More

Thank Lenora H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The place to learn about Salish First Nations culture. Free guided tours run throughout the day with different themes. Nice cafe.

Thank yeldhamr
Reviewed 3 days ago

great to visit over in Kitslano, if you are interested in history and artifacts then this is a great place to visit

Thank pompeygirl65
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the museum to learn more about the first nation culture and took the indoor and outdoor tours. It really worth a visit, though a bit far away from city center.

Thank Elijahna
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's great to hear that you were interested in learning more about the cultures and traditions of First Nations communities! Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Got here on the bus and enjoyed walking around the UBC campus a little too much as we didn't realize how beautiful and fascinating this little museum would be. It was $18 which seems like a lot but there are several guided tours for free...More

Thank Susana P
Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, Susana P! Thanks for stopping by!

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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23 June 2017|
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Response from Kiel T | Property representative |
As mentioned above, there is certainly something for visitors of all ages to enjoy at MOA! In terms of our temporary exhibitions, the hammocks and bird specimens in our Amazonia: The Rights of Nature exhibition has been a... 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
Albert N
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.