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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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

Well worth a visit when in Vancouver, if only for the incredible totem poles. A wide variety of sizes and styles, some of them soar many metres to the ceiling and tell an equally wide array of stories from the First Nations peoples. A number...More

Thank SisPerth
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very worthwhile museum if you're interested in other cultures. The totems and other artefacts are amazing.

Thank Aussie076
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I feel in love with this place two years ago and said we would go back. This has the most amazing 1st nation art collection I have ever seen. It's well displayed and well described, you really could spend all day here. There is a...More

Thank ballard_n_s
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum contains a wonderful collection of First Nation art. It is worth visiting just for this. However, their collection of ceramics is second to none. I have not seen such a collection in any museum before. The Raven and the First Men is a...More

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited on a quiet Sunday morning. Fantastic collection of First Nations Artifacts displayed in a stunning setting. Not dry and dusty like many museums. Room after room of amazing artifacts and endless drawers to open and discover more. One of the best museums we have...More

Thank 4C's
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take a docent-guided tour to fully appreciate the treasures housed at this beautiful museum. Truly a world-class collection of indigenous art and artifacts that are presented in context to help educate the public and provide greater understanding of the peoples and their creations.

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a good lunch in downtown, I recommend this museum, you can take up to more than 4 hours and you do not end up seeing it complete, a collection of beautiful totems, and many international cultures all here in this beautiful museum, if sunny...More

Thank Noris2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had been to several anthropological museums in the the Northwest bur this is the one to see. It's design is based on the First Nations People's home. The collection spans not only First Nations but also of those who emigrated to...More

1  Thank Marie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful museum! The items are presented so well and they have wonderful free tours. Even the outside is a museum. First nations is presented very well.

Thank janiewlhlms
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared a cab from our downtown hotel with another couple. It's outside the city on the beautiful University Of Vancouver campus. The Museum is worth the time it takes to get there. The Museum has amazing totem poles, interesting artifacts, beautiful items from many...More

Thank mitzidenver
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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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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.
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