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Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

(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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  • There are several free guided tours given each day. We found them most interesting. Beautiful displays I love being able to pull out drawers and discover the treasures within. Nice gift shop as well 
  • Want to learn about local culture and history this is the place to be, very exiting, great architecture , a place you can spend all day alone or with family, also great for children 
  • I love going to The Museum of Anthropology whenever I am in Vancouver. It is very interesting, very well laid out and the many, many displays have lots of information. It is truly a gem to visit and I...  more »
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  • Wandering through the moa is like travelling through time. You are awash with artifacts from indigenous cultures around the world. The atmosphere is peaceful and warm and some pieces may bring you to tears. A must visit in Vancouver.
  • Outstanding! Artifacts and objects exhibited give am insight of the daily life and customs of the original peoples in the NW Pacífic área. Learning about the traditional potlatch ceremony was thrilling! We proffited from the hourly free guided tours organized by the mudeum.
  • Take a tour with museum employee and you'll get quick insight what all you can find here. You can learn a lot about not only american natives traditions. Really great place for spending the time while is raining outside.. ;)
  • The special shows here are invariably excellent, and many are curated by MOA staff. You could spend many days going through the permanent collection, with hundreds of pull-out drawers of artifacts. Great docent-led tours for no additional charge.
  • Vast collection of totem poles and other form of native arts, contemporary paintings, and statues. We could also see an interesting exhibition of Papua new Guinea's different art form as well! Great place to visit.