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The Military Museums

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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-410-2340
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of...
The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.
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A Gem among the treasures of Calgary, Visually stimulating, and highly educational!

What an excellent exhibit, this place is amazing, a gem tucked within the treasures of Calgary! Our young family greatly enjoyed the war exhibits and the naval displays, a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

What an excellent exhibit, this place is amazing, a gem tucked within the treasures of Calgary! Our young family greatly enjoyed the war exhibits and the naval displays, a great place for young and old alike!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

On the weekend we visited this museum, entry was free and there was a police force presence demonstrating police dogs, vehicles and their equipment. It made for a very interesting visit. I was amazed with the very first tank display when you first enter the museum. A Sherman tank was on display and I could not figure out how they... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The museum was very intriguing, got to see perspectives of conflict that I've never heard of. I actually lost it when I found a Tim Hortons hat in a case. Only downside is, you have to take a loooooong walk to here if you get here by transit. Bring a camera. Make sure it has plenty of memory. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Exhibits start on grounds of museum where a large number of military vehicles from WWII forward are on display. Interior of museum has separate sections for Army, Navy and Air Force. Exhibits are interesting and trace history of relevant armed force. Army section is very regiment oriented as is British/Canadian practice. Staff is very helpful and friendly.Be sure to check... More 

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The museum had lots of historical information/remnants from many historical wars. Definitely take your time at this museum reading the information as you can learn a lot. Lots of stuff to see well worth the price. The gift shop was closed which was a downer, but overall it was good.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great history of Canadian military from ww1 all the way up to Afghanistan. Museum includes navy and aviation as well. Parking was free, family admission was $20, and there is a place to eat a packed lunch with tables and chairs. We spent 2.5 hours here, and could of stayed longer but the kids were anxious to leave.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

nice staff, good location, best place in town for visit. The staff helpfull when we need to know anything

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

a great museum. Well laide out. We had a friendly welcome and saw great exhibits including the Dutch brides.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I brought my husband here for his birthday. We spent about 3 hours at the Museum, and could easily return to see it all again. The exhibits are really well done. I'm a history buff, and I ended up learning a lot more about where Canadians have served, as well as what an impact our soldiers have had globally. The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We dropped by and we were happy with the visit. Staff were very helpful and kind. We got in for free being active military but we did make a donation. Very informative and love the PPCLI and Cal High museums. If you're in Calgary drop by here.

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