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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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  • Average5%
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6393 North West Marine Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really like the museum and I have always enjoyed the history of the Indians of the pacific coast. The Provincial Museum in Victoria and the UBC Anthropology Museum are the two best ways I have found to get an actual perspective of the Natives...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vancouver is the first city where I've given 5 stars to everything I've reviewed, so either we chose well or it's just that awesome. This museum is no different. As an East Coast girl, I've never seen totem poles of the Haida Gwai and my...More

Thank Nicole H
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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you had a chance to visit us during your stay in Vancouver! Thanks for coming by, Nicole H!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit pricey at $18 for an adult and $16 for a non UBC student however it is worth it. Regardless if you are a lover of Native Art, culture or Canadian history this museum does an excelent job of telling each story.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning collection of totempoles. Well descripted and much information. excellent lay out of the museum

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated at the university campus, this anthropology museum offers free tours that are very informative and interesting. The museum is full of incredible pieces of native Canada first nations and also others! We found this visit very much worth it, we spent almost 3 hours...More

Thank Raulek
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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for coming by Raulek! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum, well worth a visit. Easily accessible by bus and car, reasonable admission fee spend several hours here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have wanted to visit this museum for 20 years, but any visit to Vancouver was too full or short. I am glad I finally made it! It was a Tuesday afternoon, rainy outside, and incredibly interesting inside. First Nations history, as well as current...More

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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's great to hear you had a chance to escape the rain and come inside to explore the MOA collections! We hope to see you again the next time you're in town!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second trip to Vancouver and we are very glad to have visited the MOA. The collection of artifacts on display is amazing. I recommend a guided tour, offered with ticket admission. The building and location are beautiful in themselves. A very well...More

Thank Michael C
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Kiel T, Communications Assistant at Museum of Anthropology, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for visiting, Michael!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my Sister here who was visiting from South Africa as I've never been here in the 18 years I have lived in Vancouver. Now I recommend it to everyone as it was quite amazing to see how much artifacts had been placed and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Vancouver and decided to visit the Anthropology Museum. Arrived 5 minutes before Jean began a one hour tour that brought the last 10,000 years (and many before) to life. Please, please, please take the tour!! You will learn so much fascinating history and culture...More

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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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