Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
Région touristique : Canadian Rockies
Journey into the extraordinary heritage of the Indians of the Northern Plains and Canadian Rockies at the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.
Experience a time when native people followed the great buffalo herds, moving their camp seasonally, hauling their teepees and equipment by travois. Return to the days when the horse first arrived on the Plains, and when Europeans found a culture rich in elaborate ceremonies, dances, songs, and legends associated with the spirit world and the cycles of nature.
From richly ornamented costumes to a beautifully decorated teepee, from colourful quillwork to hunting equipment, the museum displays a wealth of native arts and daily life. It is a cultural display that celebrates the richness, diversity, continuity and, above all, the resilience of the native peoples of this area.
Renseignements sur les collections
The Luxton Museum houses a collection of Plains First Nations cultural history artifacts. They include elaborate pieces of quillwork, beadwork, clothing & textiles and many items of pre and post-European contact, such as pipes, weaponry, ceremonial and trade items. The museum's collection also contains North American natural history specimans and a collection of historical and contemporary fine arts. Much of the museum's collection is exhibited in "living picture" displays, depicting the many aspects of daily life of the Plains people.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 1000
The museum houses a collection of love flutes, hide and textile costumes, pottery and painted and beaded textiles.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
The museum houses a small but sigificant collection of historical and contemporary paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and photography.
American • Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations
Contemporary • Historical
Média : Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture
The history of the Plains people are brought to life through "living picture" exhibits and artifacts displays, illustrating the many aspects of daily native life.
Costumes and Accessories
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Collections biologiques ou plantes et animaux
Agricultural or Domestic • Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves) : Mammals (Mammalia)
Sciences de la Terre et collections géologiques
Rocks • Precious Stones (Lapidary)
Autre : spear points
Educational program for schools and public.
Guided public tours available during summer months.
Curriculum-related educational programs are available for elementary, junior and senior high school classes.
Special tours for seniors groups available.
Information aux Visiteurs
The Museum Shop offers visitors a selection of unique gifts from across Canada. Native arts and crafts, publications, distinctive jewelry, posters, cards, and quality reproductions delight visitors of all ages and interests. The shop also offers arts and crafts by contemporary native people reflecting artistic traditons seen in the exhibits.
Guided general interest tours of the exhibits are available to the public.
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Autres visites guidées : Arrangements for individuals or groups with special needs can be made.
Services de restauration
Snack Bar or Vending Machines
Publications et produits
Luxton Museum logo lapel pins, keychains and other souvenir items.
Museum postcards and brochure.
1 Birch Avenue
Voir la carte
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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
P.O. Box 850, Banff, Alberta
Traditional and contemporary cultural activities are presented during the summer months, May - October
Ouvert : Open 7 days a week.
10-7 May 15 - Oct. 15
12-5 After Thanksgiving - May 14
Droits d'entrée :
Students (with valid student card) $4.00
Groups (10+) $4.00 per person
Hostel Member $4.00
Special rates for tour groups and school groups.
Complimentary admission for CMA Members