Anthropology Museum, University of Winnipeg

The Anthropology Museum is part of the Anthropology Department at the University of Winnipeg. The museum maintains collections in ethnology, archaeology, primatology and hominid osteology. The museum supports research, teaching and public service functions.



515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2E9

Telephone: 1-204-786-9282
Fax: 1-204-774-4134

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Hours of Operation

Open: 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

Closed: Two weeks during Christmas and New Years

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

The Anthropology Museum collections can be grouped into three main areas: ethnology, archaeology and physical anthropology. Ethnology collections focus on Algonquian, Asian, African and South Pacific items. The archaeological collections are Manitoba-based and include large collections from southeastern Manitoba and includes material from archaeological field schools and research and donations from local collectors. Physical Anthropology material includes fossil primate and hominid cast collections and modern primate, human skeletal and cast collections.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 500,000


Archival information includes field notes, maps, unpublished reports and catalogue records for the archaeological collections.

Cartographic Materials • Electronic Records • Prints and Drawings • Sound Recordings

Human History

Archaeological Objects • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Musical Instruments • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Toys and Games • Weapons

Natural Sciences

Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Vertebrates : Fish (Pisces) : Reptiles (Reptilia) : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)

Earth Science and Geological Collections

Services & Activities

Research Services

Archival Records • Slide Library

Educational Programs

Classes or Workshops

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Special Needs Facilities : Washrooms : Wheelchair access

Food Services