Museum Of AnthropologyCurrently Closed
- Address: 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6048275932
- Ticket Price: 18 CAD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum
Museum Of Anthropology - Review
The Museum of Anthropology, in the University of British Columbia is sure to be a treat for both art and history lovers. The world’s art and culture finds a wonderful homage through this museum. Their objective is to create interest in the world of Anthropology and they do so brilliantly.
The great hall is decorated by artefacts and is often home to a huge number of concerts and lectures. There are a few outdoor exhibits and a stunning ceramics gallery. There is truly a lot to see and do here so do make sure you have enough time to do all that. They also have quite a few exhibitions and public programs that you should certainly check out during your visit there.
The museum may not be ideal for very young children but slightly older kids will love it. It is a great attraction for families as well as culture seekers. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Vancouver Itinerary 4 Days.
Museum Of Anthropology Ticket Prices
- Adults: $18
- Students & Seniors: $16
- Family: $47
- Adult groups: $16
- Group students: $13
Museum Of Anthropology Hours
- Cafe open daily: 10:00am - 4:30pm
- Open on holidays.
Museum and shop hours:
- Saturday to Wednesday & Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
How To reach Museum Of Anthropology by Public Transport
- UBC Bus Stop
- Nearby bus station: WB NW Marine Dr FS Cecil Green Park Rd
Restaurants Near Museum Of Anthropology
- Sage Bistro
- Agora Cafe
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Museum Of Anthropology, Vancouver Reviews
Unique world-class exhibit. The core of the museum is built around an outstanding collection of Indigenous Peoples art & artifacts from the Pacific Northwest and around the world. So, if you are interested in Aboriginal or First Nations culture, then this is an amazing place to visit. The collection of totem poles is superb and in the other half of the gallery, don't just look at the displays. There are actually drawers upon drawers of other items to see. Each time you open a drawer, you will discover a fascinating piece of history and a window into a very different, interesting way of life.
The museum of Anthropology has a breath taking selection of exhibitions. The buildings architecture is a sight on its own, also the history behind it. It was a delight to be able to learn about the history of the indigenous people. For me the most spectacular piece was made by Bill Reid the raven and the first men. Also was a very interesting was the modern exhibition. Overall, the MOA is a must see, there is a lot to take in. It’s a learning experience at same time taken away by the amazing artifacts.
Worth visiting for the architecture, which is absolutely beautiful. It's a dominating building in a beautiful setting, with lots of natural light inside from skylights. The collections themselves differ. There's an enormous collection of totems, a room entirely dedicated to one man's ceramics collection, and a room filled with various bits and pieces from many other cultures as well as First Nations. This room was iffy for me coming from New Zealand + Tongan background - many of the labels on the items really missed the mark, in some cases were downright wrong. I also question how they wound up at the museum as these things clearly weren't gifted by people from the cultures themselves - they seem to have all been collected by a Mr Frank Burnett. The surroundings of the museum are lovely. The university campus itself is worth wandering through, and definitely go to the bookstore (which is more than a bookstore). But the museum is more lovely outside than in, for me.
MOA building is well designed to reflect a first nation's long house with very high ceilings and lots of natural lights. Look out the building is a well designed hill and pond with located trees and plants. There are totem poles inside and outside the building with a very pleasant trained volunteer as a free tour guide. It helped us a lot to understand the meaning of each carving figures on totem pole or statue. The displays are amazing too.
If you enjoy Native Indigenous art and artifacts from around the world this is a wonderful experience. Take advantage of the free tours on the hour. It's okay for young children but the will tire of it quickly. Personally I enjoy opening all the drawers to see what treasures are hidden away. Plan for 2 to 3 hours.