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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Calgary's premier art and history museum

The Glenbow has an excellent balance of interesting standing exhibits and displays augmented by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Calgary, Canada
Very interesting

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to this Museum. Full of early Indian articles as well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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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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“asian art” (13 reviews)
“mineral exhibit” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed yesterday

The Glenbow has an excellent balance of interesting standing exhibits and displays augmented by amazing travelling exhibits. We went recently and really enjoyed the two travelling exhibitions, one of the Group of Seven's Lawren Harris, and the other is the Black Gold Tapestry by Sandra...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to this Museum. Full of early Indian articles as well as a history or war information.

Thank wazza53
Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of good artifacts and it was a great excellent artifacts and a nice tour and fun videos form olden days to watch

Thank christiany4
Reviewed 1 week ago

While many international traveling exhibitions are shown here, we always come back for the permanent exhibitions. The Treasures of the Mineral World always draw us in.

Thank touchup2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed browsing through old pictures of the Calgary, way back in 1800 when the City was still newly growing. Great location, right in downtown.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to remember. The Glenbow represents historical and contemporary life in Alberta and Canada. Membership is well worth the price, but one day rates are still good. Parking in Calgary is another story.

Thank K R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this exhibit! at the Glenbow until May 21, 2018. We have seen the Bayeux Tapestry which served as the artist's inspiration, and this work is more than worthy in its own right. The history of oil from the age of dinosaurs to...More

Thank chinookgal
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Glenbow's diverse collection represents art, history and human creativity from our own backyard and around the world. Explore more than 600 photographs taken by Geraldine and Douglas Moodie in Glenbow's online Archive Catalogue.

Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Went as a chaperon with a bunch of kids. Excellent exhibits and knowledgeable guides. Very happy that the attractions were setup to be studied with school curriculum.

Thank Sh_K_B276
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Five exhibitions all worthy of time. In particular, the 60 metre Black Gold Tapestry; the Eye of the Needle and the Lauren Harris pictures are captivating.

Thank garvald
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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!
Teague D
27 January 2016|
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130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
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.