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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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A place to visit in Calgary

The museum contains history of the province of Alberta and the city of Calgary. It also has history of the oilfield in Alberta and many items of native culture both western and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The museum contains history of the province of Alberta and the city of Calgary. It also has history of the oilfield in Alberta and many items of native culture both western and all parts of Canada. It also has artifacts from ancient Egypt, India, China, Rome and Greece, etc.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It was so so. Great place to if you are newcomer to Canada like us. It has lots about the history of Canada.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The exhibits are very good. The museum is in a convenient downtown location so if you have some time to kill, it is worthwhile to check the place out. My last visit was when I was waiting for a ride. The one thing I can't forgive is that my daughter and I had driven from Edmonton (a 3 hour drive)... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love the Glencoe, whether on my own or with the kids school I always leave having learned something new. Such a varied and extensive collection that almost everyone should find something of interest.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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68 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is a large scale local museum with myriad of subjects and history of the region. To have a knowledge about the former days of western Canada, minerals, aboriginal communities and such, this may be a good opportunity to visit this museum. it is obviously good and beneficial for kids. It is located at the Calgary city center.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went to see Oh, Canada! exhibit and realized the exhibit is actually split over 4 galleries! The asian collections were interesting to me, as well as historical, but they are not very large collections. The visit was much shorter than we anticipated - you can go through the museum rather quickly.

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stockton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The one and only thing about calgary I thought was terrible. We got in for free as it was family day but still wanted a refund.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! There are 4 floors of unique and incredible sights. I'd strongly recommend looking into the feature exhibit ahead of time though. On my most recent visit, the feature exhibit did not interest me at all, while prior exhibits definitely appealed to me much more. A fantastic place for both people of all ages!

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Vulcan, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We went on Family Day which was a free event at the museum. There are 3 floors of exhibits, many with hands on projects for kids. We found the museum well laid out, the staff helpful and the exhibits very well done. For anyone who wants a history of southern Alberta, this is the place to go. As a former... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing Gallery/Museum. You could spend all day in the Museum. Great amount of Calgary history. Throughly enjoyed the Oh Canada Exhibition. Was very impressed & shocked at how reasonable it was to go in.

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