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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
+1 403-410-2340
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A good look into the past and future

I enjoyed coming here a few times over the summer, for their various events. Summer Skirmish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Skeld
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Calgary, Canada
Fantastic museum, you could easily spend 2 days here

Unfortunately we only had 2 hours before leaving to the airport. The museum is one of the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
YoshiDus
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Earth, Texas
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The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.
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4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed coming here a few times over the summer, for their various events. Summer Skirmish, Warhorses, etc. They were great times. The museum,shows our past not only in the displays, but also in the future, and how people interpret the past in the modern...More

Thank Skeld
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we only had 2 hours before leaving to the airport. The museum is one of the best military museums I have ever been to. Lots of displays, artifacts and dioramas. A must while visiting Calgary.

Thank YoshiDus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation and information on Calgary's military history. Informative , realistic dioramas complete with artifacts. All services represented, but mostly army related with a superb collection of air force jets. Staff are many times Vets or people who know their history. Well worth a visit...More

Thank 379baileyn
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great place to visit, well laid out, we spent 4 hours there but that wasn't long enough. it is well worth the entry fee

Thank Ken N Chris S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Make sure you have a few hours to check out all the exhibits and displays and then go back another day to see what you missed...unbelievable amount of detail of our military history...

Thank Emax0442
Reviewed 11 September 2017

After more than 30 years of visiting Calgary, my wife (who is anti-war, and stays away from war movies, as she finds them too stressful) and I finally paid a visit to these museums. Your GPS may have a hard time getting there, as the...More

1  Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very well done - not huge in size, but stores and models of how life was in the early days of Canada. Lots of information here and it won't take you long to go thru it - Maybe 2 hrs - well worth it.

Thank George M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We had heard great things about this museum and when we visited calgary we wanted to check it out. This is a first class museum. Very detailed and good exhibits throughout. Many many things to see. If you go and read through all the exhibits...More

Thank solaris_pete
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

An impressive collection of well presented and researched exhibits. Layout was good, volunteers were friendly and informative and entry price was reasonable.

Thank Maritchi
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

As an immigrant from another country to Canada, we have learned some facts about wars. After the visit to the museum, we found something different from what we have known. Things always have two sides. You will never know the truth unless you are there.vivid...More

Thank Bonnie W
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