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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 great place to see what equipment and things solders had to do

good place to see the tanks and other equipment used in the wars. Inside they have a couple... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Tracy H
Great for kids

We came here on Remembrance Day. The kids really enjoyed seeing and getting into fighter jets... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2018
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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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"naval museum"
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"canadian forces"
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"on display"
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"outdoor exhibits"
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"crowchild trail"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

good place to see the tanks and other equipment used in the wars. Inside they have a couple senarios created to allow a person to see what the solders had to deal with.

Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We came here on Remembrance Day. The kids really enjoyed seeing and getting into fighter jets, subs, etc. I will visit again.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Coming from a military family I beleive it is important for Candains to know the history of our country and the sacrifices our families made to this country and its people. This museum is wonderful. it is educational and a person can easily spend hours...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is a bit out of the way however I would say it is a must see if you’re in Calgary. You can get a taxi there or as I found out there is a bus stop near the museum and you can get...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Visited in January and found it to be a really interesting museum. Well laid out for land, air and sea forces. Great exhibits across all areas. Very detailed history and a must visit if you are interested in military history

Thank Larry C
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

As a long time Calgarian I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. The staff were kind and knowledgeable. The museum is well organized and has a lot of information and really interesting displays. Makes you proud to be Canadian and grateful to our military.

Thank Trish B
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We visited here on a weekday, not knowing what to expect, and were very pleasantly surprised at the scope, breadth, attention to detail, personalized accounts and overall professionalism of the museum. One can spend a minimal amount of time here, or, all day, as there...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Wonderful place to take the kids on a cold or rainy day. They provide lots of hands on experiences for little ones.

Thank wittyname110
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Takes one through the lives of our armed forces over the years. The displays are very realistic and informative. Take your time walking through the exibits.

Thank B A
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We took our 2 grandsons to this museum. They are 8 and 5. They loved it and found the museum interesting and did not get bored. They both loved the CF-18.

Thank 79jim
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