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“A living museum”

Kwagiulth Museum and Cultural Center
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

The Kwagiuth village is adjacent to this museum and in some ways as interesting as what is inside The community's culture is alive both inside and out of the building. I had the feeling that many of the artifacts on display were not long out of use and possibly still in use at special community gatherings. The young woman who collected our $10 admission was polite but not involved in our self guided walk about. There was only one other couple there during our half hour visit. Though the presentations were interesting and had good explanations, I think $7.50 would have been a fairer value in the off season. If there are some elders or others present to explain and/or make the displays a little more live, then perhaps the $10 would be warranted.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We were greeted at the door and given a private and very informative, brief history of the local area and of some of the artifacts they have crammed into their very nice building.

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Reviewed 28 December 2013

What I learned about Canadian coastal Indians and the destruction of an ancient culture was far more than I would have imagined. The artifacts (and stories behind them) really need to be seen firsthand to be appreciated, and this is a fantastic collection to say the least.

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

It was off season & we had a private intro to the museum from the curator. Impressive collection of native artifacts which they are trying to expand as they reclaim "stolen" pieces from museums & collectors around the world.

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We visited the museum and were met by a lovely , very knowledgeable woman who spent time with us explaining some of the exhibits. It was during the off season so we were very lucky to have her spend time with us. The museum is small but has beautiful artifacts donated by tribal members. A wonderful experience and certainly explained the complex communities the first Canadians established.

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