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“Upgrading needed”

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Ranked #21 of 83 things to do in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Upgrading needed”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The artifacts from the area indigenous population are specatular. They really need some repairs to this building and upkeep to preserve this history. If this space is cared for by the Buffalo Nations, they should realize the importance to their heritage and put more value into it's upkeep.

Visited November 2012
2 Thank skookum1
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cdnathena, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Museum! We are a non-profit society, so we are always making an effort to raise funds to pay for improvements and upkeep. We sincerely appreciate your support!
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Secret gem”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

This museum as noted elsewhere should be better known, as a museum dedicated to the First Nations people's its excellent. Many interesting exhibits laid out inside what from the outside looks like a Wild West fort. Animals and their relationship to the First Nations people's, their tools and equipment and a good account of how they lived and still exist as a nation within a nation.
There is an area inside for drinks and snacks, but the store is a little poorly represented, of course 100 yards away is the buffalo nations trading post so I suppose the museum can be forgiven for being poorly equipped, but I would have prefered to buy on site, and assist when they don't appear to get as many visitors as the site deserves.

2 Thank Gareth W
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
478 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“What a find!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This museum was our most pleasant surprise about Banff. Its very well laid out and we learned a great deal about the Buffalo Nations. I wish it were more publicized as there weren't many people there. They have a good thing going.

Visited August 2012
2 Thank barbgoodkin
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304 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“A good collection of First Nation artifacts”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

This museum is managed by people of the First Nations, and has a nice collection of artifacts.

Ancient customs are furthermore depicted by mannequins, and although the museum building itself could use a renovation, the collection is worth the visit for those who are interested in the history and lifestyle of the first peoples.

The museum also has an rather big shop.

Visited September 2012
2 Thank TravelcrazyAntwerp
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Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I loved this museum as I wanted to see a bit of the First Nation history. It didn't disappoint although the people at the front desk weren't overly welcoming which was a bit of a disappointment.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Lee W
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