We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nickle Galleries

2500 University Dr NW | University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
+1 403-210-6201
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A gorgeous space displaying challenging art

Universities should not be in the business of bringing ordinary art to the public, and the Nickle... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
BenLar137
,
Calgary, Canada
Good space, needs some signage though!

A very nice gallery space on the University campus, with a great temporary exhibition just now on... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Fudge03
,
Sussex, England
Read all 6 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
NICKLE GALLERIES is on the University of Calgary campus on the main floor of the Taylor Family Digital Library at 410 University Ct. N.W. The NICKLE was first established with an initial donation by Sam Nickle. In addition to its vast array of ancient coins, the museum also possesses Asian carpets and textiles as well as an important collection of art from Western Canada. Lectures, gallery talks and other events are offered during the academic year (Sept-April). Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-5 (also Thurs. 5-8), Sat. 11-4, Sept.-Apr.; Mon.-Fri. 10-5, rest of year. Closed major holidays.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good68%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Mar 2017
“Good space, needs some signage though!”
22 Nov 2017
“A gorgeous space displaying challenging art”
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
2500 University Dr NW | University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
CONTACT
Website
+1 403-210-6201
Write a ReviewReviews (6)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Universities should not be in the business of bringing ordinary art to the public, and the Nickle Galleries have done stunning work bring world class art that you'd never see in most commercial galleries. It's a magnificent space with a grand central hall. Upstairs, there...More

Thank BenLar137
Marina F, Nickle Galleries staff at Nickle Galleries, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are very happy to hear you've enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 26 March 2017

A very nice gallery space on the University campus, with a great temporary exhibition just now on hooked rugs, vintage and contemporary. However, the signage on the campus is rubbish - we had huge problems finding it - no wonder we were the only visitors....More

Thank Fudge03
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

While the exhibition of Canadian painter John Hall had many paintings I found I was not moved by the artwork or the installation itself. The space is open and well lit. There is no fee to view. We were the only people in the space.

Thank Nanner42
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The Nickel Galleries have been around for a long time, but their new space is the best they've ever had. Located not too from from the easy parking option in the Art Parkade, it's not hard to get to. The $10 flat fee is a...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Loved the changing collections of art, not always my taste but always interesting. Parking is always an issue on campus: expensive and liable to fines if not prompt. This museum is a gem.

3  Thank ConnoisseurGal
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 110 hotels in Calgary
Hotel Alma
342 reviews
.35 km away
Super 8 Village Calgary AB
446 reviews
.96 km away
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary NW-Banff Trail
203 reviews
.99 km away
Comfort Inn & Suites University
298 reviews
1.02 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Nick's Steak House & Pizza
323 reviews
.81 km away
The Keg
160 reviews
.63 km away
Gus's Cafe & Pizzeria
40 reviews
.80 km away
Last Defence Lounge
9 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
University of Calgary
114 reviews
.00 km away
Cory and Edith Passes
18 reviews
.79 km away
Mcdougall Memorial United Church
11 reviews
1.03 km away
McMahon Stadium
60 reviews
.61 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nickle Galleries staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit