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Address: 1 Birch Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A8, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2388
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Description: 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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Good place for first nation information

I found this museum to be very well documented. The decoramas were life like and even small details were taken into exhibit. Many beautiful workd of art showing the details of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Lincoln, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I found this museum to be very well documented. The decoramas were life like and even small details were taken into exhibit. Many beautiful workd of art showing the details of bead work, leather work, weaving, especially baskets. Detailed information about life and culture of first nation people

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On tour in Banff and decided to visit this museum. We had limited knowledge of First Nations history and while the museum is not extensive it does provide a significant overview of the tribes history with plenty of artefacts, photos, drawings and life size images of people and animals. The museum is well worth a visit. Gift shop had a... More 

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Regina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I found this to be quite expensive for what there is to see. There are some very good diarama's, but there is only 4 rooms to see, and even if you stretch it out, you're out the door in 20 - 25 minutes.Gift shop is very interesting, but seriously overpriced.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I did not pay to go in the museum; however, I read books about Canada in the reading area (located next to the museum shop).

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I visited with my family of 4 on a rainy afternoon. We particularly enjoyed the life-sized scenes of how some first peoples lived in the past, even though they are a bit old/broken. There are also many beautiful artifacts to see and specimens of the local animals. There are signs throughout that explain what you're looking at. It was just... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Good museum with fascinating and informative displays. We were disappointed that there were no actual Indians present as advised to entertain us. Didn't live up to our expectations.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Make the effort to visit this little museum, right on the edge of town only small as museums go but packed full of artefacts and info relating to First Nations. As it`s tucked away not crowded so plenty of time and space to browse. Small entry fee but you get free coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A great wee museum, reasonably priced and well worth a visit. Staff friendly. Quite a small shop but the Indian Trading Post is just a 100 metres away.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We heard so much about the First Nations People that we wanted to see this museum. It's small but worthwhile seeing all the bead-work and handcrafted native headdresses and clothing. The museum had a nice selection of hand crafts for purchase - lots better than the "trading post" in front of it.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely museum next to the Bow River at the end of Banff Avenue. Looks like a fort from outside, entrance is not expensive (includes a free cup of coffee!) and not crowded. Some very interesting exhibits showing an insight to the First Nation people, as well as animals of the region. There's a gift shop selling some authentic goods as... More 

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