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The Historic Luxton Home Museum

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Well worth a visit while you are in town

Luxton House is about 1 block off the main street of Banff so very easily accessable. It is well... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
BGS2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Beautiful little Gem

I love historic houses and always try to visit as many as I can. We arrived at the house and was... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Charlotte A
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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...more
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206 Beaver Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B4, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Luxton House is about 1 block off the main street of Banff so very easily accessable. It is well worth a visit as the family history and artifacts are facinating. No entry fee and donate if you want to.

Thank BGS2013
Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for stopping in, and thanks for letting people know we are easy to get to!

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I love historic houses and always try to visit as many as I can. We arrived at the house and was empty except for the Volunteers who greeted us warmly. The small cottage was bursting with little treasures and it painted a story of the...More

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Lynne H, Manager at The Historic Luxton Home Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Historic Luxton Home, and to create a review. Your feedback is valuable. We are indeed a small museum, and this is the first summer we have had summer students to assist us with the open hours....More

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.

Thank Kevin M
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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