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Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

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Address: 212 Sinaa, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0, Canada
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+1 867-979-5537
13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 13:00 - 17:00

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Small but don't miss it

Unfortunately the museum was effectively closed and undergoing renovations when I was last there at the end of November. The museum is fairly small but there is a great history... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2016

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Reviewed 11 December 2016

Unfortunately the museum was effectively closed and undergoing renovations when I was last there at the end of November. The museum is fairly small but there is a great history to the exhibits. I'm looking forward to what the renovations bring. TIP: they have a small gift shop but it carries some very high quality carvings at the best price... More 

1 Thank B'sbirdhouse
Iqaluit, Canada
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

one half of the museum is a carefully maintained collection of artifacts and the other side is a collection of art for sale and rotating exhibits, such as Cape Dorset print releases. Great collection of art for sale at reasonable prices.

1 Thank Linda C
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Don't miss visiting this museum when in Iqaluit. The displays are very well done and show traditional Inuit life and culture. There is an extensive collection of Inuit art, carvings, prints on paper or cloth. The gift shop offers a wide range of items for sale including jewelry, post cards, note cards, calendars, photo wall art, traditional art on paper... More 

Thank Chickadeedee51
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

It is an amazing place to learn more about Nunavut...great exhibitions and wise people who run the museum. I have been there a number of times, and whenever I am in Iqaluit, I choose to go there. There is also a terrific gift shop and the prices are very fair...go and support this grand museum!

Thank arctic09
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

I came away from the hotel wanting to know more about the Thule history. I wish there was more of that. But there is quite a collection of carving and older clothing used, and then a separate room for the art. The gift shop is quite amazing. It is definitely a smaller museum so I finished it in over an... More 

Thank Rain2018
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

It must be said right away that this is not a comprehensive collection, nor is it a collection of major works. The museum is, however, a finely curated description of the life of the Inuit people in a manageable style. There are some simply gorgeous artifacts; not overwhelming in number, but thoughtfully selected and sympathetically displayed. There are some very... More 

2 Thank MaxGlobetrotter
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is the first priority place for visitors and resident to visit in Iqaluit. Excellent artwork, and artifacts. And the best gift shop in Iqaluit, If you want a souvenir of art work from Nunavut this is the best place to go, for selection and prices.

1 Thank jtmaurice
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Nice quaint museum with a large gift shop that houses a unique selection of local artwork. At the time we visited, there was a band playing what sounded like folklore music, however, that might have been a special event as it seemed like a busy night.

1 Thank alyyoussef
Mississauga, Canada
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98 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Firstly, this is not really a museum with interpretive displays like the Unikkaarvik Visitor Centre next door. It has display cases of Inuit art, clothing, and tools, with some description in a binder. However, this is a good place to start if you are looking for handmade Inuit carvings and other art pieces. The prices are reasonable, and proceeds go... More 

1 Thank twotterdhc6
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

An easy place to get to. The view is tremendous and well worth the effort to get to. One can hear the river below filled with arctic char waiting to get caught.

1 Thank IqaluitKeith

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