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Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

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4.5/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
One of the nation's most renowned repositories of Native American artifacts and artwork, Museum of Anthropology also plays home to a sizeable collection of cultural gems from around the world. Visit the museum and marvel at its 10,000-strong selection of works of global art, which range from Chinese ceremonial clothing to ancient European pottery. However, you'll find that the totem poles, masks, and carvings of First Nations peoples are the true stars of the museum. Join one of the museum's free guided tours to learn in more depth about the collections. The facility features a number of traveling exhibits and temporary displays, so be sure to check the website to see the current offerings. With our custom trip planner, Vancouver attractions like Museum of Anthropology can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Museum of Anthropology, triggered my attention for a while...So I've used bus 99, get off at the end and make my way through rain, using the small alee along the main libraries of UBC. The autumn were...  read more »
  • A very interesting museum about the first peoples of the region, with several rooms that also exposed objects from cultures of other regions. Many artifacts of the indigenous people of the region, some large sculptures. In the rear courtyards are also totems and buildings that were moved to the Museum. It is worth knowing what to learn about the history and culture of the region. Easy of reach with transport public, while the trip can take 40 minutes, but is known a part of the city very attractive and secluded of the Center. You can travel on the Canada Line train to Broadway - City Hall. In the Broadway Avenue take bus 9 or 14 to the University. At the terminal of the cleanest buses of the University coming to the Museum. But you can walk, so referred to the campus of the University, including a small botanical garden. In front of each building of the University there are planes to orient themselves. Thursday after the 17 entry has reduced cost (that day closes at 21 hrs). Coming out to the Park back is seen the sea. There I saw the sunset more beautiful to remember.
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  • Great spot especially for a rainy day! Very nicely designed museum. Be sure to attend the tours- you will learn a lot. 
  • “It's just my style!!” I think, when I was traveling abroad, I should study about country history. That is very important. When you tavel with study about the history of the country makes you a advance traveler. The museum tells about the history of Canada. So, I was very excited. First nation totem which very interesting. I can't speak and read English very well. But I can feel my heartbeating in musem! I'll visit again!
  • The sculptures and Totem poles on display when you walk in are worth the price of admission alone. The museum offers free docent led tours of various parts of the museum- textiles, pottery, etc. Take a tour, you learn a ton! Yes, it's true, you can go through a lot of drawers but I don't know why this is seen as a negative. There's a ton if interesting stuff to discover in those drawers. The whole collection is there for the looking. No one is forcing you to open every drawer but if you did, you'd be there for hours and it'd be worth it.
  • Pricy for the tickets, but worth it. It is a great place for those who are interested in the cultures of Pacific Islanders and the natives. The trails nearby are great. One of the them leads to the nude beach. Be prepared.
  • Amazing collection. Large enough collection that they cannot even come close to displaying everything properly. Great insight into those that were here originally.
  • The architecture of the museum is heavily inspired by First Nations-style buildings. The inside of the museum strikes visitors dumb as the imposing figures of First Nations sculptures and totem poles fill the room. It's filled with the artwork and crafts of Native artists, and is definitely a place that you will not regret seeing.
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