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The Historic Luxton Home Museum

206 Beaver Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
+1 403-762-2105
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Walking Through Banff’s History leaflet (self-guided walking tour)

On a rainy day, we we did an all-day walk of the townsite, and we saw approximately half of the... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2018
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Lucky chance visit on passing.

We'd just pulled up in Banff and the plaque for Norman Luxton caught our eye as we passed by, then... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2017
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OPEN June - October What do these 3 things have in common: a west coast Nootkan canoe, Winnipeg, and the Banff Hot Springs? Answer–Norman Luxton of Banff. Norman, born in Winnipeg in 1876, landed in Victoria, BC in 1901 and decided to sail around the world with Captain John Voss in a retrofitted 38-foot dug-out Nootkan canoe named Tilikum. Both have varying tales of the trip, but they agree that Norman almost died from coral poisoning. Back in Victoria, concerned friends mentioned Norman looked "rather terrible" and should take a trip to Banff for the medicinal hotsprings. Norman did, and the Luxton Legacy begins. With an energetic personality and a savvy business mind, Norman became “Mr. Banff”. His business ventures were many, he had ties to the Stoney First Nations, he assisted with the Calgary Stampede. Norman's home remains in Banff as a museum, and is full of curiosities. Come visit to hear more adventurous tales about Norman, his wife Georgina, and daughter Eleanor.
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

On a rainy day, we we did an all-day walk of the townsite, and we saw approximately half of the buildings listed in the Walking Through Banff’s History leaflet (self-guided tour). Historic Luxton Home was one of many interesting buildings on the walking tour.

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

We'd just pulled up in Banff and the plaque for Norman Luxton caught our eye as we passed by, then noticed the very quaint Luxton house museum. Iris came to the door and warmly welcomed us in, and gave an excellent tour of the treasure...More

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

So very glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for saying so! And I will pass on your comments to Iris, she is a gem herself. ~lynne.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

There is so much great history in this home! We were a little worried about visiting as we have 5 young children but they loved seeing the items and pictures on the walls. The curator was welcoming and very knowledgeable and took time to answer...More

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

We love introducing the local history to families! So glad that you decided to visit. Thank you. ~lynne

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

this is a good example of the homes of the past in Banff The garden has a screened in area in the back yard. Basically a small home by today's standards

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

Thanks for visiting the Luxton home and garden. Our garden is also a small gem being one of the last remaining of it's style (Arts & Crafts) in Western Canada. ~lynne.

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

If you appreciate beautiful historic homes, be sure to stop by here. There are many lovely paintings, furnishings and items to enjoy looking at. The curator was very informative and passionate about this house which made the visit all the more precious.

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2017

Thank you so much for the review! This family is so entrenched in the local history, plus they have all accomplished amazing things as individuals - allows for lots of interesting things to talk about.

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

We heard about the Luxton Home from our hotel staff and decided to visit. What a beautifully maintained home - we were impressed and, what's more, our visit was free. The staff at the Luxton was very knowledgeable and friendly and made our visit that...More

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thanks for the lovely review and I am so glad you enjoyed visiting the Luxton Home. I am also so glad that local hotel staff are recommending us, that is great news! ~lynne.

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Reviewed August 10, 2017

A fairly modest home beautifully maintained with interesting furniture, paintings, dressing set, table settings, housewares, Indian artifacts, taxidermed game heads (his!), engineering tools (hers!) belonging to a family who were deeply involved in the development, culture, and events of the town. Beautiful varied backyard garden...More

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! We seem to be the best kept secret in Banff, but when people like you find the museum it makes our job so worthwhile. Thank you.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Lots of native history and a souvenir store if your already in Banff you should check this place out .

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We are National trust volunteers from England so sought this property out even though it is not that well promoted. It is an excellent well preserved gem with excellent guide notes and an extremely friendly and knowledgeable guide/curator. Really well worth a visit if you...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were recommended by the tourist office to visit this establishment. We very much enjoyed viewing all the exhibits relating mainly to the indigenous peoples of the area. Had fun playing the old drum in the main hall area. Free tea and coffee at small...More

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