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Glenbow Museum

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Address: 130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
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+1 403-268-4100
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find...

At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.

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OK, before reviewing the Glenbow, let me tell you what a ***fantastic deal*** a membership is for the locals. Not only are you supporting the Glenbow, but you get discounts at... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, before reviewing the Glenbow, let me tell you what a ***fantastic deal*** a membership is for the locals. Not only are you supporting the Glenbow, but you get discounts at local eateries Rosso and Milestones along with the gift shop discount. And you even get discounts on gift memberships! Current membership includes passes so you can take a friend... More 

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Newport, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering most museums are fairly simple this has lots of different things to do and areas to see i went on a day date here with my partner and spent 2hrs here it was very interesting and a resonable price. Will be back

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have been to the museums in the States then you would definitely be disappointed with this one in Calgary. Most of the exhibits remain the same throughout all these years. The place just doesn't feel very welcoming as it is dark and small.

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Thank Luke L
Calgary
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always enjoyed getting to the museum. I can spend hours wandering around seeing the exhibits. Find it is a great way to spend a rainy day.

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Thank grassislander
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in heart of dowtown easy acces,the permanent exhibition very educative and very good,they concentrate how the City was build and developed,large area devoted for the Blackfoot native peoples

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful location especially during months of winter when there is always a question , where to go , what to do with kids ?

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really terrific museum, offering a many-faceted view of Calgary's past. The permanent exhibitions are very good, and seemed to give the first nations an equal voice in the story. I also liked the concentration on individuals that built the city and the state - some great stories to tell there, and women were given a voice. The temporary exhibitions... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum in the heart of downtown Calgary is well worth a visit. And you could be there all day! We only managed to see one floor which housed exhibits on the history of Alberta, with the coming of the Mounties, the railway, the voyageurs, and so on. There is also a large area devoted to the Blackfoot people, which... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are going to Calgary Tower and downtown Calgary, this is must visit. Very well laid out and covers whole dimension of Canadian history.

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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I have fallen in love with the Glenbow Museum. We came for a workshop, a handling session and a guided tour of the Maverick's exhibition. Our host was warm, welcoming and superbly informative when faced with a barrage of questions from the visiting crew. I was thrilled with the careful thought and planning that went into our visit and the... More 

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