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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
+1 403-543-5115
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Studio Bell is an amazing place where to try new things like playing drums, guitars, piano and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dana P
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We three adults had wonderful time for about 3 hours learning about Canadian music accomplishments... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, rock out with our interactive instrument installations and sing along in our vocal booths! Everyone is welcome to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Studio Bell is an amazing place where to try new things like playing drums, guitars, piano and more. That it the greatest part of the museum! Spent several hours, wanted to test everything and listen to all instrument sounds. We did not join the guided...More

Thank Dana P
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for visiting Studio Bell! Our centre does have to be kept at a certain temperature to preserve artifacts, but we're so happy to hear you took advantage of all the instruments we have available! We hope you'll be back again soon!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We three adults had wonderful time for about 3 hours learning about Canadian music accomplishments throughout history. There were interactive things to do. If we had had more time we would have stayed longer!

Thank Margaret J
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi There! Thank you for such a lovely review! It's so great to hear you enjoyed your visit! We hope you're able to come back soon! Visitor Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A professional musician, I was taken here by Canadian friends during a visit to Calgary. The building is very impressive , inside and out. We decided to take the tour before spending time more time roaming around the exhibitions. The tour got off to a...More

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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting Studio Bell! We're so glad you were able to experience the exhibits and enjoyed the Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration! Visitor Services

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. I was apprehensive of paying the entry fee for a music museum but it is so interactive, so thought out, educational, fun. It was worth it! I actually was really moved by the musical sculpture/ art instillation at the top of...More

Thank Katdave19
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for your wonderful review! It sounds like you thoroughly explored and enjoyed your visit! It's so great to hear that the Solar Drone art installation had you wanting to sing along. Studio Bell is definitely a place for musicians and music...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At first our visitors were so-so about going to Studio Bell. But when we walked into the first display room, they were hooked, and it was hard to get them out. Every room we walked into would trigger a music memory in someone. On this...More

Thank BenLar137
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! We're so glad that you and your visitors enjoyed your time at Studio Bell, and were able to explore our newest exhibition dedicated to k.d. lang! Thank you for your lovely review, and we hope to see you soon! Visitor Services

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is always nice to see all the things we Canadians should be proud of, collected and displayed in one building. We forget how many have impacted the music world. They also have demonstrations such as the organ used for sound effect in the silent...More

Thank Dorothy M
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting Studio Bell! We're so pleased you enjoyed the collections and the Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an ultra modern building situated in central Calgary, close to the transit stop for the University. It has five floors devoted to music history, instruments, recording studio and how sounds are produced. One can try out various instruments on the spot with an 'instant'...More

Thank Caroline H
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there! Thank you for visiting Studio Bell, and for taking the time to write such a kind review! We're so glad you found our interactive elements so interesting, and that you were able to try out some lessons on the various instruments we have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The kids loved it, loved playing the instruments as well. Lots of Canadian music information. Worth while.More

Thank Meliknow
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for your review, We are glad to hear that everyone in your group enjoyed the visit. The incorporation of both interactive and informative exhibits is a key component of our center and we are please to hear you enjoyed both of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building itself is something alone to see but add to mix the National Music Centre and you have the ingredients for a memorable visit. Take a guided tour or wander through the displays and history yourself … or do both. And there are stations...More

Thank Frank S
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there! Thanks for sharing your experience and your recommendation. The King Eddy venue and patio were only open throughout the 10 days of Stampede but we are happy you could be a part of the festivities. The National Music Centre is open throughout the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a friend's recommendation, but did not expect it to be as good as it was! We spent the day there, and tried everything on every floor. It is a very impressive structure, filled with wonderful hands-on material, and a great deal of...More

Thank Dan468
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi and thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you came on a recommendation and enjoyed your visit more than you had anticipated! The incorporation of both interactive and historically educational exhibits is very important to us and we are...More

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