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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Unexpected pleasure. I went in thinking I would be in and out in 20 minutes. I spent 2 hours and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miami Beach, Florida
via mobile
A great introduction to lifestyles of the First People

This is an easy place to get to and very worth a visit. The exhibits of life in Alberta both... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara C
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At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unexpected pleasure. I went in thinking I would be in and out in 20 minutes. I spent 2 hours and could have didn't more but they closed ! Great paintings and art work. Overview of Alberta history. Highly recommend it

Thank lucineia2016
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an easy place to get to and very worth a visit. The exhibits of life in Alberta both before and after Europeans arrived are very interesting. The exhibits designed by and about the region's First People are fascinating - especially the oral history...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Situated by the convention center. Superb exhibit on 3rd floor about Calgary's native history. 2nd floor has some temporary exhibits. Wonderful photographs from early 1900s . Museum also has nice collection of "classic" art . Plan on 1-2 hours. 2 for 1 admission coupon in...More

Thank deedee1951
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We especially liked the Mavericks section of the museum. It is all narratives of the people who pioneered this area. A great way to present history. There were also short films and audiotapes along the way. Very well done. Great museum shop as well.

Thank Dickn122
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really pleasantly surprised at this museum. The history of both Calgary and Canda in general are in well thought out displays. Well worth the visit.

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I started our Calgary stay with a visit to Glenbow museum. We intended to visit for an hour and spent most of the day there as there was so much to see and learn about First Nations, Canadian history, individual people who...More

Thank carold2472017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent an hour but we could have used another hour to see everything. I would highly recommend booking a guided tour, you'll get so much more out of your visit.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here to fill in some time, waiting for transfer to Banff. Had we known it was so good, we would have allocated more time ! Really informative and well presented exhibitions on the First Nations - we learned a lot and spent a...More

Thank PhoebeRochester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two 10 year olds for the day and they loved it. Were big fans of the Asian displays as well as the gems/minerals on the top floor. Took us about 3 hours to get through the whole thing! Was a great experience!

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During one of my friends' visits to Calgary, we decided to add a visit to this museum. We enjoyed every bit of our time there. There is so much to see - and the changing exhibits provide for new material and reasons to attend. As...More

Thank H0nestH0telReview
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Teague D
Whats Your Address??
27 January 2016|
Response from DiamondDiva60 | Reviewed this property |
130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
Are there daily docent tours ?
21 October 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a school tour and no daily listed tour. Group tours are available after booking ahead. Strangely enough, fees for group tours are higher than for solo visitors, $20 v. $16. Hope info helped.
Lori H
is there an entrance fee, if so how much
2 March 2015|
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Response from Tripsterchick | Reviewed this property |
Adult admission is $15, senior $10, student $10, youth $9, child age 6 or under free, family $32. Check Glenbow's website for details and opening hours.