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Glenbow Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown
Art museums, Museums
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Address: 130 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-4100
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11:30 am - 7:30 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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Absolute waste of time

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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stockton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some very nice and well-laid out exhibits. Wife and I went on Family Day, when Chevron Canada sponsored free entry to the museum. Even over-run with kids, exhibits were easy to see and move around. You're definitely going to need some time to see everything though. We spent quite a lot of time on the second floor in the Asian... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You will want to spend at least the day here. So much history plus a huge rock and armor collection. The last time I was there they had an art collection, The gift shop sells some amazing stuff as well. The Museum is in the downtown core and easily accessible by the city transit.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Glenbow is an exceedingly pleasing space and is not only a museum but also a first-rate art gallery with many interesting visiting shows. It also has a wonderful gift shop.

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Nanton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A beautiful peaceful place, good facilities for elderly and wonderful exhibits. I liked that it was easy to get around and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Glenbow always has interesting feature exhibits, their recent leather jacket one was really interesting, the kids loved seeing Elvis memorabilia. Check the website for the current exhibits, but the permanent exhibits are also well presented. I always love visiting the gemstone room.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent venue, great place to take the family, educational and above all it is an interesting place to visit. My youngest daughter was fascinated with all the different scenes she saw, she also made a art craft for a small donation.

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