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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada (Downtown)
+1 403-268-4100
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Ranked #12 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Staines, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

An interesting museum which offers different exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the Bee Kingdom glass exhibition and the third floor Blackfoot gallery and Mavericks.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I went just after labour day and the second floor was under construction. I was expecting more than what I got. I've been to the Met and ROM (Toronto) and I think that is what I was expecting....don't. It's only 16 dollars and it's a nice way to spend a couple hours but not a full day. I enjoyed the... More

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Victoria, BC
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184 reviews 184 reviews
66 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You could easily spend a day here if you went through the whole place, but we confined our visit to the third floor: the Blackfoot gallery and the Mavericks exhibit. The gallery is the story of the Blackfoot people of the plains, told by them. You will learn about their social structure and culture, their spiritual beliefs and ceremonies, and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My favourite place of all,history of Calgary all in one place,my fave object the barbed wire horse,well worth a visit.

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Brisbane
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of those little gems that you find in various cities around. Some interesting Alberta landscape style art, no photos! The displays on the the other floors were very interesting and we found it well worth the $16 admission price. We did an hour and a half, walked through the shopping mall, had lunch then went back for another hour.... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very nice museum, with an extensive collection of items from the indigenous tribes of Canada. Would recommend you visit.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this is such a wonderful place to visit with the family.. the kids just loved it... looking forward to the next exhibition

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

visited the museum in November 2012. there were multiple sections in this museum to have various displays to show contemporary Canadian art/artists, history as well as a rotating exhibit. I was there for about 2.5 hours, maybe 3 hours. Some exhibits were not as much interest to me, so I went through them more rapidly. This was not really a... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The artwork on display was first class, the First Nations exhibition both informative and interesting and altogether too much for one short visit. We could happily have spent more than one day here. The desk staff on admissions were really helpful, helping us to prioritise what to see. The museum shop was also very good, a shame that so much... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

thumbs up! I like the diversity and museums never fail to amaze. Each area is fun to explore and you will not be dissapointed

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