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Daniel Weetaluktuk Museum

Museum - History and society - Indian and/or Inuit Heritage

Tourist region: Nunavik

Daniel Weetaluktuk Memorial Museum and Cultural Transmission Centre, Inukjuak
Photo: Louis Gagnon
© Avataq Cultural Institute

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Inukjuak, Quebec J0M 1M0

Telephone: 819 254-8277
Fax: 819 254-1042

SMQ code: 1037

Website: http://www.avataq.qc.ca/fr/L-institut/Departements/Museologie/Programme-des-musees-du-Nunavik/Reseau-des-musees/Daniel-Weetaluktuk

Hours

Open year-round

To discover, see and do...

Located on the east coast of Hudson Bay, the Daniel-Weetaluktuk Museum is the only recognized museum in Nunavik. Devoted to preserving and disseminating the Inukjuamiut’s culture, the Museum presents original artworks, archaeological pieces, artifacts clothing displayed in their cultural context explaining the way of life and the rich Inuit tradition. Built in 1992, the Museum was entirely renovated and reopened at the end of 2005. The new permanent exhibit Takunnatauninga ilirsusivut takunnagusitigut/Our culture as we feel it, was made by members of the community through an experimental participative inventory followed by a creative design workshop. A sealskin qajaq (kayak) and the recreation of the inside of an igloo are major components of this exhibition.

Activities or attractions nearby

The right place to meet and exchange around the Inuit Culture is the Daniel-Weetaluktuk Museum that offers guided tours and animations for all visitors and students groups, Workshops on traditional skills are occasionally organized. As the Museum is right in the middle of the village, it is easy to include Museum visits with other activities

Reception (languages)

Exhibitions: French, English, Inuktitut
Guided tours: English, Inuktitut

Services

  • Parking

Capacity

Self-guided tours: 15 people
Number of exhibitions: 2
Number of sites to visit: 1
For more information on the region and local attractions, consult the Nunavik Tourism Association Website.
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