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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
+1 403-543-5115
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Wonderful -- will return -- so much to see!!

Who knew --- wonderful music experience right in our back yard. There are 5 floors of music... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
panbk4g
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Airdrie, Canada
Very Interesting

This was a very interesting trip. I enjoyed all the chances to play instruments! I would return... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CanAdventure
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian music” (43 reviews)
“music lovers” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Who knew --- wonderful music experience right in our back yard. There are 5 floors of music information, costumes, music memorabilia, interactive opportunities, instruments to try your hand at. The 5th floor was amazing --- Canadian great musicians, singers. Don't miss the Kimball Theatre Organ...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting trip. I enjoyed all the chances to play instruments! I would return. There was also a live performance on when I was there.More

Thank CanAdventure
StudioBell, visitor services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello CanAdventure, Thank you for visiting Studio Bell and for leaving such a lovely review! It's great to hear that you were able to play the instruments and that you found Studio Bell home of the National Music Centre interesting. We hope you're able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is five floors of music memorabilia, information, videos, costumes. Enjoyed it immensely, so worth the small fee to get in. Recommended to families couple singles, a great experience

Thank Wa_Kauigirl
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Wa_Kauigirl, Thank you for visiting Studio Bell and for leaving such as amazing review! It's great to hear about your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope you're able to visit us again soon! Michelle, Visitor Services

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Studio Bell, the home of the national music centre is a Canadian music must. There is everything there from Randy Bachman 1959 Les Paul used for American Woman to the Rolling Stones mobile studio, a Kimball theatre organ, Elton John’s piano and Nash the Slash’s...More

Thank Jeff&Martha B
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Jeff and Martha, Thank you for visiting Studio Bell and for leaving such as amazing review! It's great to hear that you were able to go on a guided tour of the space and enjoy some of the artifact highlights in the collection. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful building designed to capture sounds for every listener. Here there are so many wonderful opportunities to explore the various musical genres represented in the Canadian music scene. I went into the Vocal Booth where I learned I was an “Alto...More

Thank Kelleygirl2
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Studio Bell and for such a lovely review! It's great to hear that you were able to try out so many of the interactive exhibits, and that you enjoyed the history of the important music artifacts as well. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well worth the wait to finally have this finished. It is spectacular. So great to see all the wonderful Canadian talent being highlighted. And then they have the performing venues, the recording studios, the memorabilia (the Stones' mobile studio, Elton John's piano, etc) and the...More

Thank Nick D
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nick, It sounds like you were able to take in all that Studio Bell has to offer! Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review the centre. We hope you'll be back soon to visit or to catch a performance! Marianna Visitor...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit with family who were visiting. It is a very well laid out place. I liked it as it had interactive areas for children & adults alike. I really liked seeing all the different parts that the organ plays and the...More

Thank Annon0
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your kind review! We're glad to hear that you and your whole family enjoyed exploring the interactive exhibits. The Kimball Theatre Organ is definitely a highlight, so it's great to hear that you enjoyed it as much as we do!...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

The home to Canada's National Music Centre is located in downtown Calgary (the only drawback). It is wonderfully architected building that you can tour on your own or join an organized tour. Most floors are comprised of 4 or 5 large rooms, each featuring a...More

Thank Lyle K
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Lyle, We really appreciate your review of our center! It sounds like you were able to spend a good portion of your day with us and have a thorough exploration of our center. Seeing the Kimball Organ played is also one of my favourite...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

Well worth a visit if you like music. Really superbly well put together - strongly recommended. Loved the interactive displays and worth the visit just to see an original Moog.

Thank Simon H
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Simon, Thank you kindly for your review of our center! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to see so many of our exhibits! Hope you'll be able to visit again soon, Gabriella Visitor Services

Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very impressed ..interactive venue and very well done...for all ages ... The history of music in Canada and priceless displays and interactive installations!!

1  Thank 364marlene
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi there! We're glad to hear you had a great time. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope you come visit the Centre again soon! Visitor Services

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