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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Wonderful surprise!

Looking for a way to spend an afternoon in Calgary, we decided to spend some time at The Glenbow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
carolzd
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Milwaukee, WI
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Beyond my expectation

Before I visited this museum, I thought I would spend at most 2-4 hours in it. Eventually I spent... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RaymondHua
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Vancouver, Canada
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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“asian art” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looking for a way to spend an afternoon in Calgary, we decided to spend some time at The Glenbow. I expected an art museum, my friend a natural history museum. We were both right - but her more than me. There is a small art...More

Thank carolzd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before I visited this museum, I thought I would spend at most 2-4 hours in it. Eventually I spent a total of 10 hours there! Surely that was an overkill for most people; however, it cannot be denied at any rate that the Glenbow Museum...More

Thank RaymondHua
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Museum was much larger and more extensive than I expected. You can only park on the street until 3:30 and we did not get there until 2:00. An hour and a half was not nearly enough time. The gems in Mineral exhibit is fantastic....More

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great collection of art, Canadian history, and even natural history (there is a great rock and mineral exhibit). It took me about 2-3 hours to get through. It was reasonably priced, and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Kelsey J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fun place to go. Nice activities for children. Our daughter did the activity sheet for "Romancing the Canoe" and did the crafts in the discovery room which was to make and colour a paper canoe and draw triptych of past, present &...More

Thank victoriafoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of information regarding the natives. Overall very informative. However, i like the city walking tour which is gathered every Wednesday morning right in front of the museum door, which has nothing to do with the museum at all

Thank Bonnie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful afternoon here, the highlight was definitely "Shame & Prejudice: aStory of Resiliancy" by Kent Monkman, highlighting the shameful way First Nations people have been treated in Canada. The rest of the museum is well laid out, and very informative.

Thank aporteus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hudson Bay photograph exhibit is worth the entry to the museum. It was great the museum opened at 9am.

Thank TheGoBird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought we would duck in for a short visit and spent over two hours in museum and could have stayed longer. Interesting exhibit on history of Calgary and the native people.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really really enjoyed Kent Monkman temporary exhibit. He walks you through the injustice present in Canadian history and if you were not aware he does a good job of showing you. Also if you are First Nations, you can go to the Glenbow at no...More

Thank Jadybugs
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Valerie L
8 August 2017|
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Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
I would say a minimum of 3hours. We really didn't allow long enough, just a couple of hours before catching our flight ! There are a number of thought provoking exhibitions and we really wanted to sit and reflect! Enjoy!
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Teague D
27 January 2016|
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Response from DiamondDiva60 | Reviewed this property |
130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
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kathyleeoceanside
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.
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