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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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Address: Box 1320, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
Phone Number: 867-873-7551
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Excellent art exhibition

Visited the centre to see the work of Abraham Ruben and was not disappointed. Excellent sculptures. It was worth the visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited the centre to see the work of Abraham Ruben and was not disappointed. Excellent sculptures. It was worth the visit

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is amazing...... Don't miss it! There is something for everyone. Right now you can experience the works of a world class carver.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a small but very interesting museum to learn about northern life and culture, with many interesting photos, a few pieces of painting, and a small collection of artifacts. But to me the most enjoyable parts are the exhibition of sculptures by Inuvialuit Sculptor Abraham Anghik Ruben, which is running through till early 2016 I believe, and the mooseskin... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This museum is on the Frame Lake trail. They have beautiful audiovisual diorama of northern animals and also northern communities and how they survived. It's not a big museum but there's a lot of information and fun for adults and children alike. There's currently an exhibit by Ruben which is quite lovely. The cafe is only open til 2pm -... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great place to discover the North's heritage, kid friendly. Amazing displays. Unique exhibits. Wonderful little café. A great place to bring visitors from out of town. Or just to spend the afternoon with the grandkids.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is a must see for visitors to Yellowknife. The exhibits are fascinating and the sense of history of the area is well told in stories and exhibits. The staff there were very helpful because it was first time there and I wasn't sure where to go. A morning well spent!

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Yellowknife, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Amazing and well thought thru displays, exhibits and information. Beautiful building nestled in awesome surroundings by the lake. THe whole experience is well worth repeating. And- it's the best place to eat in Yellowknife- hands down!! The menu is always varied- extremely tasteful- unique and fresh. If this place can produce should good meals- what the heck is wrong with... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The heritage centre was really interesting. We learned a lot about life this far north. Most definitely worth a visit. Admission is free.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Informative. Plenty of models and speciemens of wild native animals. Worth spending more time in this quality museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A nice compact museum highlighting select aboriginals items - historical, embroidery and art display.

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