SFU Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Burnaby

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The exhibits are created by volunteers and students. Students can curate exhibits as part of the museum studies courses offered in the Department of Archaeology. Students study collections management and archaeological conservation.

Archaeological collections arising from excavations and other research by faculty, staff and students are housed in the museum.

We also house an archival collection of photographs, newspaper and other paper materials. Our collections and archives are available for research by appointment.

Volunteers are always welcome!

Contact us for information on available volunteer opportunities.

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  • Finding the museum is a challenge, so let’s start there. It’s probably easiest if you arrive by bus (the museum’s website has info about bus routes). The bus loop is next to the Blusson Building, whic...  more »
  • I can't express myself because when I went there it was closed for restoration, but if you don't ask the statue of frog as a user below has advised you to do, because by following his advice, I had 5 students and nobody knew where it was this statue , then a girlfriend suggested me to go to the information desk and don't even know!! As soon as I asked the Museum to the girl the information pointed me your way
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  • west coast artifacts. Not a large collection but well worth the time to look at everything. you will have to ask for directions or get a map. You won't find it by wandering around.  more »
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  • A well maintained Museum having beautiful sculptures, carvings and historicstructures are also good.There is a profile of a complete rock slab on a far wall, good for photography.
  • Quite small, just one room within the bigger university building. It is almost completely dedicated to the history of Aboriginal people's rather than archeology of a broader range, which might not be of interest to everyone. There is a great profile of a complete rock slab on a far wall, showing all the layers of BC with explanations for each layer.
  • Though the room is small, the place is filled with information. Many of the artefacts exposed are described in great details. It also has a slice of the soil built into a wall with the first evidence of our early ancestors coming from Asia to come across North America. I would have given 4 stars, but I am giving 5 since Mr. Rob Rondeau took time to show me personally some of the exhibition and also took time to hear and add on to my curiosity and enquiries about themes I have shown and would like to extend on in class with my grade 3 students. I had a wonderful experience!
  • It's cool because it is part of the university but overall useless compared to UBCs museum of anthropology. Good to check out and do some photography in and the first nations art is absolutely stunning
  • Lots of concrete but a nice building on top of a large hill. Pretty easy pay parking.
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