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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Varied and a Interesting Museum

The Glenbow Museum is a great place to visit. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time though as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gregor D
via mobile
Best Museum in Town

This is an interesting place - both in setting and the exhibits. The one on Mavericks gives a good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Geoffrey E
St. Catharines, 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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Glenbow Museum is a great place to visit. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time though as you need at least 2-3 hours to get round everything. The exhibits are varied and cater to most tastes so you’ll certainly find something that interests...More

Thank Gregor D
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an interesting place - both in setting and the exhibits. The one on Mavericks gives a good view of how Alberta wants to be seen. The one on aboriginal history is excellent. There is a temporary exhibit of The Black Gold Tapestry -...More

1  Thank Geoffrey E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A vibrant and energised museum going places. Fascinating Frida Kahlo exhibition of her photographs opened this week. Great place to take children. Grab the opportunity to see a modern day 'Bayeux' - The Black Gold Tapestry, made by one woman before it goes on tour....More

Thank chrissieonthego2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the interactive exhibits about the history of Alberta. The art and sculptures were very interesting as well. Give yourself plenty of time to really take in all the museum has to offer, you won't be disappointed. The staff members were also very...More

Thank Mdinsac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! Five years after our first visit, we again went to the Glenbow, and we were not disappointed. The structure itself is modern and very impressive, and the desk staff are extremely attentive and informative upon entry. Of course exhibits have changed since 2012, and...More

Thank highlandancer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

world class exhibits and between 5-9 on the first thursday of the month free admission for 2018 great website

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allow plenty of time to get round this museum as there is lots to see. When we visited there was a huge exhibition about the First Nation people and the immigrants who helped to put Calgary on the map. Closes at 5pm so don't get...More

Thank Vicky R
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Staff are very knowledgable and helped plan a great visit for us. The exhibits and interesting and interactive.

Thank CanAdventure
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very interactive with children's museum like exhibits. I guess we were thinking it was have more fine art. It was enjoyable and worth the admission.

Thank moma_lisa
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Such amazing art and always something new, amazing for learning about history! Really would recommend it if you're visiting Calgary

Thank Milana G
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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|
Response from DiamondDiva60 | Reviewed this property |
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.