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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
+1 403-543-5115
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Studio Bell

Well worth a visit if you like music. Really superbly well put together - strongly recommended... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Simon H
Memory Lane

Very impressed ..interactive venue and very well done...for all ages ... The history of music in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
364marlene
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Calgary, Canada
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Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, rock out with our interactive instrument installations and sing along in our vocal booths! Everyone is welcome to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian music” (41 reviews)
“music lovers” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit if you like music. Really superbly well put together - strongly recommended. Loved the interactive displays and worth the visit just to see an original Moog.

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressed ..interactive venue and very well done...for all ages ... The history of music in Canada and priceless displays and interactive installations!!

Thank 364marlene
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! We're glad to hear you had a great time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope you come visit the Centre again soon! Visitor Services

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive building that did not disappoint. We love music, especially Canadian Music and this was a great place to be immersed in it. You can explore how music is made, try out numerous instruments including your own voice. We loved the sounds...More

Thank ryanhuggins2017
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your visit and we hope you come again! Visitor Services

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Finally got the chance to visit Studio Bell and we were impressed how beautiful it was inside. It is must to visit every floor. It's very clean and attendants or staff were nice and friendly.

Thank mcc42017
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us a review about your visit! I am happy you had a great experience at the center for the first time and we hope you will visit us again soon! Gabriella Visitor Services

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Take a tour from one of the excellent docents for an in-depth discussion on the items in the museum and the building itself. There are excellent facts, figures, music, sights and sounds to hold interest for a long time.More

Thank 331charleneb
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hello there, Thank you kindly for visiting the center and for leaving a review! I am very happy you had the chance to take a tour and get some in depth information about the center's architecture and artifacts. We hope you will visit us again...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

There is no better place to know about Canadian music than this museum, it has 5 floors all with different themes and information, I loved this place, especially where you can play with the instruments. Also, thumbs up for the staff, they are awesome!.

Thank Raul R
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi Raul, Thank you so much for visiting our center and writing such a thoughtful review! I am happy you had a chance to try out the instruments and fully explore the center. We hope you will visit us again soon! Gabriella Visitor Services

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

After a fairly long drive in from Regina, Saskatchewan en route to the beautiful Canadian Rockies, I wanted to see this museum and I must say it does NOT disappoint!!! I absolutely LOVED the demonstration of the Kimball Theatre Organ!!! It is amazing to see...More

2  Thank Tigerman777
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Hi there! Thank you so much for your excellent review of our center. I am thrilled that you had a such a wonderful experience and got to try out so many instruments, especially since you traveled from another province! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A new addition to the visitor attractions in Calgary The centre is based in a very modern building in the East Village It covers 5 floors and is both informative and interactive listened to a talk and demonstration of an amazing organ Well worth a...More

Thank Talented49
StudioBell, Visitor Services Assistant at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2017

Hi there, Thank you for your review! We are happy you had a chance to experience the Kimball Theatre Organ demo and that you enjoyed your visit! Best regards, Gabriella Visitor Services

Reviewed 10 September 2017

I had been meaning to come to the museum for some time and many who have come highly recommended it. I definitely agree. It is created to incorporate acoustic sound and instrumental design in the architecture. They offer free tours daily, which I recommend prior...More

Thank HolidayTraveller6253
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi there! We're so happy to hear that you got so much out of your visit, and that you found your tour so informative! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review, and we hope you'll be back to visit soon....More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The exhibits are incredible. So much to see and take in. There was a choir rehearsal the day that we visited and the sound was stunning. However this rehearsal meant that they couldn't play the Kimble Organ which was super disappointing. We did take the...More

Thank VenaScott
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate your feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the exhibits and the choir's performance. Sometimes our programming on the weekends is richer than other days and we do have...More

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