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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
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+1 403-762-2388
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after...

This natural history and Canadian First Nations museum is named after Norman Luxton who once operated a trading post in the Banff area. Come in for a tour of what life was like for First Nations before settlers came and then view authentic First Nations artifacts, borrowed from both personal collections and the Glenbow Museum. Tours of the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum guided by staff who are local First Nations. Ask questions, learn and experience something truly Canadian.

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Learn about the area's early history

Our kids enjoyed this small museum with displays of indigenous life. Small but informative, a lovely way to spend an hour or so learning a bit about the life and culture of locals.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our kids enjoyed this small museum with displays of indigenous life. Small but informative, a lovely way to spend an hour or so learning a bit about the life and culture of locals.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Lovely couple of hours here,lady was very forthcoming with the history of the fort and the general history of the locality,some stunning displays to look at

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SE England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

As the guide book says not a lot has changed in this museum since it was built...but it was still great...Go do & look for the photo of Aunty Margaret Bad Boy...what a great name to have

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

this was a very interesting museum, not too big but enabled one to find out more about the native people and how they lived before interferring white people appeared

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Spent about an hour here, found it really interesting, had lots to read about the native way of life.

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

CAD$10 admission but includes free coffee Old museum that has some interesting exhibits - little bit out of date but very interesting none the less. Gift shop expensive

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Buffalo Nations Museum was interesting but some of the displays were limited. I found the cost a bit high for what was offered as it was a small museum. I appreciated the history and learning about some of the native traditions but felt there could have been more to the museum itself.

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Thank Jamie V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum, lots of exhibits on display. Well laid out and demonstrated. Toilets and free coffee / tea machine available. Gift shop very good.

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Birdwood, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Full, I mean full of quality displays, and stories to go. Terrific First Nations exhibits with genuine quality. Very well done!! And check the shop "out front"!! Some place!!

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Run by the local 1st Nation peoples, staffed by them, really interesting exhibits, paintings, photographs, and films. They have a little area that serves complimentary coffee/tea. Nice shop area too.

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