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Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver

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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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  • One of a kind museum of West Coast artifacts but I loved the magical great room with the tall totems bathed in natural light. They have a wonderful Bill Reid sculpture in the remains of an old WW2 gun...  more »
  • An impressive museum, with many pieces of First Nations artefacts, as well as pieces from all over the world. Be prepared to spend a whole afternoon there.  more »
  • Great examples of West Coast First Nations Art displayed in a large bright, light filled great hall.  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.