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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
403-410-2340
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Ranked #4 of 228 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The Military Museum in Calgary is a great place for families to understand, not only the sacrifices military personnel have done for our freedoms, but the equipment they've used in the process. I'd like to see the museum to expand, so more history and interesting equipment could be shown though.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are interested in military history you really must visit this place. The staff are very helpful and the exhibits are first class. Well done for establishing such a quality collection.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My friend and I visited the museum as we were going on the War Memorial Tour for Canadians and wanted to learn more before we went. We were very pleased and learned a great deal about Albertans that fought in WW 1 and 11. Will definitely go back.

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, and this museum captures the spirit of that cost. I had the good fortune to be in a group that was guided by highly knowledgeable volunteers who themselves had served in the Canadian Forces. A veteran of Afghanistan led the tour of the Canadian Army section, which is replete with diorama scenes and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Interesting but quite structured. The staff was very energetic and helpful. The place was disappointingly near empty ,quite sad specially in view of 100 years since WW1. The depictions of the Canadian Regiments were clear and well organised. The chaos and bloodshed and horror of war has been sanitised from the story.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What a fantastic display of artifacts... I came to look at the Naval display and found myself spending more time in the other sections. The staff shared some great stories with my family that my kids found interesting. Very educational / historical. The interactive mural display is fantastic. The Museum has captured the way troops lived in their respective environments.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went to the museum because there was an art show we wanted to see. it was our first visit there and a big surpise. The quality of all the displays was high and met modern curatorial standards. (We go to a lot of musuems, art show, etc and are sophisticated consumers of these kinds of shows.) It was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Calgary Military Museum is an incredible venue. Calgary has a long history with the military & they have done an amazing job of giving the viewer a real sense of past military stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I great museum that covers all aspects of the military and the conflicts that the Canadians have fought in. An excellent location for families who are looking to engage their children in some Canadian history.

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Carstairs, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a great place for everyone to learn the history of our Canadian Armed Forces. Navy, Army and Air Force are on display in one indoor location.

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