Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum
4.5
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Situated in Iqaluit, Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum showcases and promotes the culture and heritage of Nunavut.
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NannaCar
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India69 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Going to the museum used to be such a highlight of our weekend. We just don’t find the staff very welcoming and the quality of the art for sale just isn’t the same, with prices quite inflated for the quality of the articles. We took family visiting Iqaluit there as it always used to be interesting and worth the time. But we noticed the big carvings that used to be on display in both rooms are gone, there was a door to a storage room open and it was surprising to see carvings on the floor in apparent disorganization, the washrooms weren’t very clean, and no one welcomed us or offered to help us if we needed anything. There was a staff person at the cash machine and another in the dark office to the side. We were distressed to witness, as we were leaving, the person from the office follow us out of the building when we left and begin shouting. We turned, rather startled, to look at her and realized she was yelling at some children who had ridden their little bikes up to the wooden porch in front of the entrance. She was scolding them for being there telling them they weren’t allowed there and the little kids argued back. We didn’t stay to witness the rest but it did seem like a mean brown up was bullying little kids who actually were not to be blamed for riding their little bikes on the only smooth piece of ground around. What harm was there in that? Anyway, the experience wasn’t welcoming or hospitable and it was not the best example of a Northern welcome to our visiting family. We don’t think we’ll go back there unless we hear there has been change.
Written March 7, 2023
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Holy_Innocent
Hamilton, Canada506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Numerous interesting pieces and natural samples like bones, etc. Nicely presented with a great gift shop. Housed in a former HBC building.
Written September 5, 2021
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gulietta
North Battleford, Canada245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
A small town, just south of the arctic with a population of 7000, this museum is genuinely a cut above! We enjoyed our visit tremendously - with an immersive exhibition where one can touch and feel things I have only heard of - narwhal tooth and whale baleen! The photographs on an iPad was brilliant. Really a beautiful way to experience the growth of the town from nothing to now - and at your own pace.
Written August 17, 2021
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jeeseemailee
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The museum is full of history of Iqaluit. It has pictures and videos from the past of Iqaluit and other places. One can look at videos and the many pictures of people and places. It also has locally made crafts and carvings that are bought and sold and profits are used for the museum maintenance and operations that they cannot get from contributions. Their employees are usually local residents. I recommend this place to bring back a little bit of local history or hand-crafted gifts.
Written July 4, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We appreciate the recommendation.
Written July 5, 2019
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Jo-Anne Symington
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
I enjoyed touring this museum while on a trip to Iqaluit. It was a self guided tour but everything was well laid out for you to read and at the same time follow the exhibits. Well done.
Written May 22, 2019
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Thank you for your kind words! Glad that you came into the museum.
Written May 27, 2019
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Jason Fredericton
Fredericton, Canada269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Business
Incredible permanent collection of Inuit art and some great contemporary exhibits as well. Admission is free and the gift shop is awesome. Staff are very knowledgeable!
Written April 21, 2019
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Great! Thank you for your review.
Written April 25, 2019
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NannaCar
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India69 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
A gorgeous gem of a museum and truly a highlight of my family’s weekend routine. We noticed some changes yesterday, not for the better. First, the porch smelled strongly like stale nicotine. We wondered if people were allowed to smoke there as this seemed like a new thing to us regulars. Next, inside smelled overpoweringly of a musk-like sweet scent which triggered my daughter’s allergies. Maybe it’s intended to mask or counter the nicotine smell in the porch. I imagine neither is great for the employees, volunteers, visitors or artefacts on display, especially the Inuit clothing and walk hangings. Next, some pop music was being piped through leaving us to wonder at this unwelcome change and why the lovely Inuit pisiit (traditional songs and chants) weren’t being piped instead in this heritage building. Next, surprisingly, there was no one to greet us in Inuktitut. The wares on display in the gift store are noticeably thinned out. The exhibition of photos was wonderful and hopefully a book will be produced displaying them all. What a lovely place, we love it and go there every weekend. I hope the issues with smells, scent and music will be addressed.
Written April 7, 2019
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Thank you for visiting and providing this constructive feedback. I hope your next time in is better.
Written April 25, 2019
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JoB
Ancaster, Canada1,517 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Business
A small museum on the bay with a rich collection of photos and artifacts of the area.

Because the museum is run as a non-profit promoting the area, this is apparently the place where you can purchase local art at the best price and with the most monies (percentage wise) going directly to the artists.
Written February 21, 2019
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Thank you for your visit! We love to support local artists.
Written April 3, 2019
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
On a brief stay in Iqaluit we noticed this lovely museum was open and went in. Boy do they have a lot of interesting artifacts. There is more exhibit space than you'd thing from just seeing the outside. They also had a stunning display of photos of the wonderful animals of Nuavut. A person could spend a lot more time there than we did, but we're glad we stopped by and would go back in if we're ever back in town!
Written August 16, 2018
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Great! It is good to hear that you would come back.
Written April 3, 2019
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TravisTripper
Austin, TX227 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
This nice little museum (open Sunday, closed Monday) has good exhibits of everyday life in Nunavut, some stunning wildlife photographs, and a shop with local art. Each exhibited item is curated with where it came from and when it was made. You can also get the full story on the artists who make fill the museum shop.
Written August 2, 2018
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