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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 yesterday

The MoA has a vast collection of artifacts from Indigenous cultures. The architectural design of the museum is great. Make sure you take time to open the drawers to see what is displayed inside.

Thank EdithHD C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing museum in lovely location. Lots of facts and totem poles to see. Good price not to be missed

Thank lwa3
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing and so much to see More fun that a bendy bus. Lots to see. They did a tour for free at 11am. Outside good too.

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit in my opinion. The artifacts on display can be overwhelming, but gems are scattered throughout the museum. The great hall is the highlight, but my favorite was the new artist displays that pay homage to their ancestry. Be sure to go outside...More

Thank Harold P
Reviewed 3 days ago

How interesting, seeing totem poles made by the people that live in the area. The museum is truly worth going to, lots to see and learn.

Thank GStroud
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing collection of First Nations artifacts. There was much to see and much to learn. Take time to stroll the outside exhibits too. The cafe was a pleasent surprise and allowed us to stay longer than we'd planned on.

Thank Pat P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit albeit out the way in Vancouver. They've got a great range of exhibitions and had a particularly cool interactive one that involved Japanese symbols. Annoyingly you have to check any size bag into a locker beforehand (so bear in mind).

Thank Alexander G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must do/see in Vancouver. One of the very few places in BC where great attention is paid to the First Nations history - if you want to learn more about the period prior to 150 years Canada you have to go there....More

Thank 766ton
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you were lucky enough to have a guide from a First Nation People who told you about the various traditions from wood carving to language to customs, then you would appreciate this museum on your own schedule. If you did not know anything about...More

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

Thank you for sharing this thoughtful review, Bonbear! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of our favorite museums, smaller but similar in scope to the National Museum in Wellington, New Zealand. There are exhibits of traditional First Nations artificacts, such as totem poles, clothing, etc. and beautiful works of art, including Bill Reid's spectacular piece "Raven...More

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

We're glad you were able to come by, Herb L! Thanks for visiting!

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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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
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
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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.