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Eskimo Museum, Churchill

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Delve into the history of some of Churchill's first inhabitants at Eskimo Museum. As far back as 4,000 years, the territory served as a seasonal hunting grounds for Pre-Dorset, Dorset, and Inuit cultures. The modest museum, built in 1944, offers a comprehensive collection of artifacts, including genuine carvings, hunting tools, and Inuit kayaks. Weave your way through the stories and folklore that make up the rich cultural heritage of these indigenous peoples. Knowledgeable staff on hand can enhance your experience. Don't miss the museum's renowned gift shop, selling some of the area's best Inuit art, books, and local crafts. Plan your visit to Eskimo Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Churchill travel route tool .
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  • So does the Isanitaq Museum. I fell in love right off with the signs, the posters, and newspaper clippings posted inside the entrance. An array of small, exquisitely carved objects filled the display ...  more »
  • This wonderful museum is packed full of some of the most amazing art forms from indigenous people! It was begun in 1944 when catholic missionaries recognized the importance of preserving the "carvings...  more »
  • This little museum ( the new name is Itsanitaq Museum) is a must-see stop and will help you understand the culture and history of the Churchill indigenous people. The gift shop needs a retail consulta...  more »
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  • Interesting and surprising exhibits, beautiful selection of carvings. Wide array of books based on the local areas and the Arctic; non-fiction, biographies, fiction, and books for children/babies . Also a decent spot for souvenirs of all kinds. Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff.
  • Small but learned alot about customs
  • Nice but small museum. Some really good stuff.
  • Not sure what is so cool about that museum, no much explanation about history or culture. Maybe the gifts shop?
  • Great place to spend a morning or afternoon. A fantastic display of Inuit art. Buy your postcards here.
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