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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
+1 403-410-2340
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What an undiscovered GEM

An amazingly accurate account of the Canadian military and the service they have done for our... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Terri M
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Mountain View
Trip Down Memory Lane

This is an excellent museum featuring the history of Canadians in various military conflicts at... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
ChaplainP
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Victoria, Canada
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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 15 August 2017

An amazingly accurate account of the Canadian military and the service they have done for our country. Not your typical dry museum! The accuracy of the displays, the way the vignettes draw one directly back in time is spectacular! The stories of soldiers interspersed throughout,...More

Thank Terri M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is an excellent museum featuring the history of Canadians in various military conflicts at home and abroad. It is extremely well done and would interest anyone who follows historical Canadian events, military history and affairs. I was involved in some of the operations featured...More

Thank ChaplainP
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is not a place you are going to rush through. I wish I had more time because this place was so well organized, informative and fascinating, I wanted to read everything they had on display. Unfortunately I had my children with me and they...More

Thank Koen A
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I went with my nephew (age 13) and we only spent a couple of hours but left much yet to be seen. Amazing displays and narratives about our history. Well done and worth another visit.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Excellent job of creating an atmosphere of being on ground zero. Multiple displays throughout with lots of great information and visual aids. Staff were friendly and very helpful all through out the museum. Well worth the visit.

Thank Darren H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We stopped in here first thing in the morning expecting to go through in an hour, we were very mistaken. This collection is just outstanding. Very well laid out and keeps your interest the entire time. The exhibits are very interesting and there is a...More

Thank Pearl T
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a building that I can take my own bit of pride in. I created, fabricated and installed stained glass insignia panels in the middle of the ceiling running the length of the hall. They ask for a donation when you enter. That is...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are both retired and very much enjoyed our visit here. We loved how the museum is laid out in sections by events in history. They are so well depicted. The airplanes in the adjacent buildings are awesome too. The staff are...More

Thank christiner754
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

These Museums honour Canada's service men and women from Canada's entry into WWI through to intervention in Afghanistan. The displays and dioramas are superb. A unique feature is the gallery devoted to individual stories from a variety of heroes thus personalizing the sacrifices. People would...More

Thank Meredith C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We visited this museum in November 2016. The exhibits are so amazing how they copied like real ones. I dont have any family member who had been in the army but i greatly appreciate the heroes who served for their country.

Thank Caroline M
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