Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes
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
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.
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How to get to Museum of Anthropology by Skytrain and Bus
From VCC-Clark SkyTrain Station on the Millennium Line catch the #84 UBC to its terminus at the UBC bus loop. From Commercial-Broadway Station on the Expo Line or Broadway-City Hall Station on the Canada Line catch the #99 UBC westbound on Broadway to its terminus at the UBC bus loop.
Alternatively from Monday to Friday only, before 7 pm, if coming from Downtown; you can take the #44 UBC from in front of either Waterfront or Burrard Station to the UBC bus loop.
From there you can walk the 1.4 km's to the museum (about 15 minutes) by going north along Wesbrook Mall (the road that parallels the bus loop) to Chancellor Blvd. Go left (west) on Chancellor Blvd. which becomes NW Marine Drive until you see the Museum on your right at West Mall Road. If this is too far of a walk for you catch bus #C20 from bay 15 at the loop and take it to NW Marine Drive at West Mall. This is about a 10 minute bus ride and the bus runs every 20 - 30 minutes so it may take a little longer than walking depending on how long you have to wait for the #C20.
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Overall Rating: 94 reviews. See allout of 5 based on
Free for UBC students, but has an awesome atmosphere, quiet, and great exhibits of local aboriginal populations, and some other cultural exhibits such as Japanese and European pottery.
Adam Mesa - 4 days ago
The MOA at UBC is well-worth a visit. The grand hall with the totem poles has great light and is a delightful space to spend time in. The outside is also lovely when/if the sun comes out. Their special collections are particularly dense but if you're into discovering the cultural mores of peoples from around the world, this is the place to be. Just be prepared to spend time going through the drawers.
Donald Yapp - 10 days ago
Had to visit for the tourism challenge, will come back during the year. An amazing collection of Haida and other First Nations artwork. Knowledgable staff who are always personable and happy to help.
Alberto White - 10 days ago
We usually subscribe to a membership here. It's very affordable. They have a large collection of various interesting artifacts including aboriginal and foreign cultures. They also have a few new exhibits which change a throughout the year. Worth checking out if you like museums.
Matt Yok - 1 month ago
This is one of the best museums I've ever been to! They often have very knowledgeable volunteer guides that walk you through the place. Non displayed collections are in a very nice storage room that is open for visit, you can see everything and open the drawers! It's a lot of fun!
Tiago Cotrim - 1 month ago