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Glenbow Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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History of the West and so much more

The Glenbow museum gives one a great glimpse at the past. Lots of other incredible attractions from... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ralph D
Many wonderful items

I toured through on my own in the early afternoon. There were a few groups of students that were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Georges B
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Regina, 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...more
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glenbow museum gives one a great glimpse at the past. Lots of other incredible attractions from around the world. Stunning and thoughtful displays. A must see for visitors to the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I toured through on my own in the early afternoon. There were a few groups of students that were listening to interpreters in some exhibit halls. It was nice to stop and listen as well. Many exhibits and endless rooms with lovely pictures and artifacts.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not bad but a bit eclectic. It's a modern building and the displays reflect a modern city. A lot to see, perhaps a bit less would make it easier for the casual visitor. Will doubtless go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been attending the Glenbow since elemenary school, always something new to learn and a great way to learn about Western Canadian culture as well as the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RandR J
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Enjoyed the tour through Calgary’s history. Good display of First Nations and Calgary oil business. Mineral display was ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MustTravel88
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We attended the Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal exhibit and it was beautiful. She described the history behind the jingle dresses and the video that plays behind the exhibit shows the dances while wearing a couple of the dresses. The diverse collection of indigenous paintings and artifacts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

Unfortunately I ran out of time to get through the entire museum. What I did see what really great and I liked the variety and the quality. I would definitely return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luckyduck2012
Reviewed 9 December 2018

And more! There's always lots going on at the Glenbow. As Calgary locals, we don't visit the standing exhibits much anymore - but would take visitors there in a flash for sure. We love their curated art exhibits, and over the last while, they've had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a great little museum. Particularly enjoyed the section on First Nations people brought to life with artifacts and fascinating video interview. A diverse art collection had rotating contemporary art installations. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 19John66
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Are you into museum? Then you can visit glenbow and they have free entrance every first thursday of each month. It has 3 levels of display each floor represent a different theme. You can either use their elevator or their stairs to go to each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Valerie L
8 August 2017|
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Response from janr200 | 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
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130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
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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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