Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum

Museum in Iqaluit

This friendly little museum in an old Hudson's Bay Company building hosts high-quality temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists, though the permanent collection of traditional Inuit clothing, tools, weaponry and splendid soapstone and whalebone carvings is particularly interesting. Upstairs are Thule artefacts (including some early snow-goggles) dating back hundreds of years.

The gift shop stocks carvings, jewelry, ulus (Inuit women's knives) and tiny watercolours by a local artist.