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Glenbow Museum

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Address: 130 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-4100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more...

Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of art museum experience. Glenbow showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections.

Glenbow also tells the story of Southern Alberta and the West to thousands of visitors to our city each year through permanent exhibitions on our third floor.

Glenbow is a member-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental arts and culture organization located in the heart of Calgary's cultural district.

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very nice, a visit more than worth .Nice paintings very good history vieuwings about the original canadian people

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Pascal G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice, a visit more than worth .Nice paintings very good history vieuwings about the original canadian people

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here a few times and its a great museum. Over the years it has stayed the same, its still a great place to visit with friends or family.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great visit to the Glenbow Museum, so much variety and something for everyone. We visited the day after Rememberance day to the Warriors Exhibit was of particular interest.

Thank 577pat2015
Chestermere, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish I had more time to see it all! All the artifacts and displays were beautifully and easily viewable for all members of the family.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a date here, the exhibitions weren't that great. Granted, we went at a time when they were in the middle of changing one of the exhibits, so half a floor was out of bounds.

Thank tf_dork
Ione, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way back to the airport we decided to stop at the Glenbow. A non-imposing entrance opens to an impressive interior. I was fascinated by the Native Peoples Exhibit and learned much about the early new-comers in the history exhibit. I was drawn by the lights of the Mineralogy Exhibit, but unfortunately we had left ourselves too little time... More 

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Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its recently been re-arranged, its brighter and really interesting with thoughtful design. Hats off to those who designed it! Time flew and I'll go back to check out more on the fascinating history, especially the oil fields and farming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Glenbow has an enormous collection of everything from art to Western Canadian historical pieces. They do a lot of shows of modern day artists, traveling exhibitions and events. Must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Spread across four floors this is a mix of permanent exhibits and visiting displays. I enjoyed the local art and displays of historical Artifacts in particular but the visiting art display was also very good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I specifically wanted to research 'characters' involved in Alberta history and the Museum catered extremely well with my requirements, but I thoroughly enjoyed other areas across the several floors of this excellent museum

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