"Visit the Museum of..." Museum of Anthropology Tip by sjvessey

Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver: 25 reviews and 45 photos


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<p align=justify><font face='times new roman' color=#000000 size=-1>Much is made of native American artwork in this part of Canada, perhaps because it is quite unique, although the suspicion is that there's a certain amount of political correctness driven by guilt involved as well, with the result that contemporary native artists can charge an absolute fortune for their work. However, political comments aside, the Museum of Anthropology has some really interesting exhibits (not just native American, although that is the main focus), and you could easily spend an afternoon there on a rainy day. I only had two hours and wished I could have had more. If you're there at the right time, try to tag along with one of the free guided tours of the museum, which will provide some interesting history and background to what you're seeing. Tours are more common in the summer months - during autmumn there are only two a day, around 11am and 2pm (I think), and in the winter that goes down to only one a day. Call ahead to check tour times. The adult entrance fee is CDN $7 with an additional CDN $2 for a small guide book, and meter parking is available for those travelling by car, with discounts for children and students. Note that the museum is closed on Mondays. See my separate <b><font color=#0000A0>Anthropology travelogue</font></b> for photos and commentary on some of the main exhibits on display

Address: 6393 NW Marine Drive
Directions: <font face='times new roman' color=#000000 size=-1>UBC campus. By bus, take the 99 B-line westbound to UBC and get off at the final stop, then follow the signs (at least, I think there are signs...)
Phone: (604) 822-5087
Website: http://www.moa.ubc.ca/

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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