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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Art in Calgary

The biggest museum in Calgary host all the important art expositions. I went there with my son and he loved the military exposition.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The biggest museum in Calgary host all the important art expositions. I went there with my son and he loved the military exposition.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The exhibits of the museum's permanent collection are diverse and beautifully displayed. There are exhibits of Asian art, ceremonial objects of West Africa, minerals, and so much more. There are also temporary exhibits, but we didn't have time to get to those. Allow plenty of time to see it all!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Start at the top and work your way down, full of history and art and interesting snippets from everywhere. Fell in love with a weasel skin coat (first catch your weasels!). Have nothing but the greatest admiration for the people who were the pioneers in this country and nothing but pity for the natives who had their way of life... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It never ceases to amaze me how this place manages to change and yet stay relevant. To me, this is a place that is always worth a visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Glenbow does an amazing job of showcasing history in an incredibly interesting and engaging way. It strikes an excellent balance of local culture and history, and interesting world history. A lot of people complain that Calgary is devoid of culture, but this museum stands proud as a testament to the opposite.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Hands down, one of the best museums I've ever gone to. There is a little bit of absolutely EVERYTHING in there!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a wonderful museum with exhibits from many places, We particularly enjoyed the African art, military models, and the numerous exhibits detailing Alberta's history and peoples. The displays on First Nations culture were wonderful and informative. The paintings by John Brocke were absolutely magnificent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very good welcome,very well organizeid..nice staff ...interesting expositions. And the Craft floor really good for children's and Adults....

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Cochrane, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Took a family trip here. My boys truly enjoyed it. We found it to be pleasant and enjoyable. A nice museum with a number of hands on exhibits. You can easily spend several hours here.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Hugely interesting and education museum, with well set out exhibits and exhibitions. Great for adults and children alike. Gives a real taste of the history of Calgary and the surrounding area. An excellent way to while away a day in Calgary, even if the weather is good and there is no need to be inside!

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Additional Information about Glenbow Museum

Address: Address: 130 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-4100
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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