The Museum of Anthropology located at the University of British Columbia is a very popular Vancouver attraction
Vancouver's Museum of Anthropology, located at the University of British Columbia, is an extremely popular destination for both tourists and locals.
The current home of the museum, designed by the well known Canadian architect Arthur Erickson was completed in 1976. The design was influenced by the post-and-beam architecture used by the Northwest Coast First Nations.
The museum features a large collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art as well as large collections from the South Pacific, Africa, and Asia and Europe. Articles include an extensive collection of textiles, art, historic photographs, carvings, masks, pottery, coins and weapons to name a few.
On Tuesday evenings between 5 and 9pm there is a special reduced admission rate that you can take advantage of.
Facts For Your Visit
Directions: Museum of Anthropology Map with nearest station(s) and Skytrain and Bus / walking directions.
Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.
Hours This Week:
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address: 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada
Phone: (604) 822-5087
Official Website: Museum of Anthropology
Museum of Anthropology Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. See all
Can't praise this gem enough...SIX stars if I could award them. My cousin casually suggested we check out the MOA and knew I would be gob-smacked...think he just enjoyed watching me trying to pick my jaw off the floor. MOA's architecture wows and that's just the start. With over 70% of the wide-ranging collection right on display in a most accessible manner this inspired building is bound to impress the heck out of any visitor. Just the lower foyer alone is stunningly dominated by the powerful scale of the BC First Nations culture. Short tours with wonderfully informative docents are excellent! An incredible membership bargain too. Don't miss this experience!! Visited August 2013 and really want to visit again.
Reggie Billingsworth - 7 days ago
I truly loved that museum. If you are so into culture and history, this would be your best pick. The maintenance in the exhibits is very innocuous, and every preserved artifact is very well displayed.
Shayak Chaudhuri - 2 months ago
Good museum for Haida exhibits and some local art. Beautiful setting and design. Parking costs extra to the ticket price in spite of it being a little out of the way.
Patrick Wynn - 5 months ago
Great place to learn about your ancestors and the native american. In UBC, so students should take advantage of the place.
Claudia Jenkins - 6 months ago
Wonderful museum overlooking a great beach, Wreck Beach. Great Native American art. On the beautiful University of BC campus. The bus takes you to the campus and it is a short walk. Don't miss it.
Gary Book - 10 months ago