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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 yesterday

I nearly didn't visit the MOMA because it looked difficult to get to by public transport. I'm so glad i did. I caught the 44 bus from downtown with a bit of help from a local. You take the bus to the University of British...More

1  Thank mollydoggy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about 1 hour before next tour, then took 1 hour tour. Very informative. Great review of First Nations artifacts, textiles and weaving with hands-on demo. Beautiful facility. Do not miss Bill Reid sculpture.

Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth 4+ hours. Get on some of the guided tours. It is fascinating and well laid out museum. totally focused on Canada's First Nation peoples. Take a bus to get to the University. A great day out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is worth checking out (you will notice it is a filming location for MANY film and television series) and is an architectural masterpiece. I was very excited to visit the MOA. However, when I arrived - I didn't find the staff overly...More

Thank Nic Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such wonderful displays about the BC indigenous peoples. Permanent display of poles & native carvings. Historical display of woven blankets & methods. Many other displays & exhibits of historical interest including countries- Mexico, Africa & China. Very well done. Professional & much historical significance here....More

Thank pocoAurora
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BEAUTIFUL museum that reflects the First Nations view on art and life, which is obvious because its soul is felt upon entering this majestic building. The guide (Cynthia) was exceptional with a perfectly crafted tour that seamlessly connected everything from item to item and room...More

Thank Marisa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This feels like a small museum but then you discover the drawers that pull out with even more things in and suddenly you've got more than it's possible to see in a day. The cafe was good with a comfortable sofa. The different rooms had...More

Thank Terrence S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To really understand the rich culture of the indigenous people this is a must visit. The amount of masks costumes and other artefacts is astounding This is essentially the best place to visit in Canada

1  Thank Martina N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but fascinating museum. It’s part of the UBC campus so it’s not convenient to downtown but worth the drive if you’re interested in anthropology. There are parking lots on site and close to the museum. There are guided tours available. If you visit...More

Thank WanderlustTO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum during the daytime. Really enjoyed the collection of First Nation artefacts. The outside part of the museum is great and the gift shop is good too. A must do in Vancouver. Cheaper prices on Thursday evenings. Will remember this visit-very special.

1  Thank Honeylocket
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Ladyslipper1
9 October 2017|
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Response from Noris2013 | Reviewed this property |
The hop on hop off : The museum is far from downtown of Vancouver exactly 9K maybe have a special route. Just takes the regular bus it easy.
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MarySoderstrom
24 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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vizslafan
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
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