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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

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Address: 850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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+1 403-543-5115
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada,...

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.

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Fantastic museum

I am so pleased to see a museum of this calibre celebrating Canada's musicians! Awesome display of costumes, musical instruments and history of all of the artists that I grew up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so pleased to see a museum of this calibre celebrating Canada's musicians! Awesome display of costumes, musical instruments and history of all of the artists that I grew up listening to! Definitely a must see for the music fan! Lovely little coffee shop with souvenirs etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating exhibits. Loved the interactive items like trying my hand at learning riffs on a bass guitar, electric guitar and drums, singing along with a song to find your vocal pitch. The recycled piano bits salvaged from the 2013 flood made into a solar powered display was ingenious. Timeline of Canadian music and memorabilia.

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Thank Owl h
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh yes! A wonderful time was had by all. A grand building. Wonderful exhibits. And a lot of opportunity to try your hand at playing a musical instrument and singing. It was so so much fun. We will return.

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Thank Cheryl C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed our afternoon at Canada's National Music Centre. Each of the 5 floors has a different focus. We particularly enjoyed the Hall of Fame, which had a great video montage of past winners. The huge pipe organ demonstration was also very interesting, as was the artist focus (Tom Cochrane). We all learned a lot, and I'm even prouder... More 

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Kenora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This spectacular building houses a fantastic array of exhibits that tell the story of Canadian music history through an interesting variety of media such as hands on interactive, audio, visual, artifacts etc. There are exhibits geared to all ages and musical interests.

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Hi Jennifer, We truly appreciate your feedback and are so glad to hear your that you enjoyed your visit! Necole, Visitor Services More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here. SO much hands on interactive stuff from music for all ages. Visited with out 15 month old and grandparents and everyone had a great time. Music of all ages. Lots of hands on for kids!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here that you see is pretty spectacular! The building is unique in how it was designed. The acoustics sound amazing. What you see here like the kimball organ, Elton Johns piano and the TONTO are all amazing.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architecture and design alone are enough to go and pay to see it outside & inside. The organ presentation is worth the watch and the exhibits are very interesting. Well worth the walk around.

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Calgary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited a couple of moths after this opened. There is many unique features and memorabilia. Best to check it out personally. I felt it was very informative.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great building, collection and staff. Good value for a few hours of entertainment and education. Let yourself go, enjoy! Try out the fun & interactive exhibits. Play a guitar, bang on some drums, tickle the ivories, or my FAV was the voice recording booth. My girlfriend and I sang and laughed far too much, especially while listening and tweaking our... More 

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