We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
403-410-2340
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #4 of 222 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    78
    31
    5
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were not expecting much from this small museum, but were very pleasantly surprised! It is so well done, and we spent many more hours than we anticipated. Well done!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We head to the museum on Remembrance Day every year and after the ceremonies spend the day viewing the displays. We learn or see something new every year that we missed in previous years. It is a very large facility so give yourself a few hours to enjoy it. Lots of history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sexsmith
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I was overwhelmed with the display layout, I did not allow myself time to really cover the entire display and plan on another trip to further enjoy it some more. It covers our military well, as my dad was in WWII I found it most enjoyable. I really enjoyed being able to climb up and look right inside on of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is my favourite museum in Calgary. The exhibits are interesting and depict the conditions that our soldiers have endured. They have go away from the manaquines with uniforms and made life size diaramas.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

At least mine, lots to see and lots to think about after visiting here. Its probably one of places that locals don't think to check out. Well, it is a good stop to go see. For everyone.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alberta
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

An excellent collection of military memorabilia. Interesting and a wide variety of things to see. Something for everyone. A must see in Calgary

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Modern, interesting and well worth a visit. 5 Army Museums, a Naval Museum and an Air Force Museum augmented by a great art gallery plus the U of C military history library make this a must see in Calgary

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

cool history. nice place for families. loved learning the history of our contributions. huge facility. a definate recommended trip. even the outside tour is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
winnipeg
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The museum is huge and very well done. We are an active military family and were very impressed. Items from all branches including planes. Allow for a few hours.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Calgary, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A beautiful tribute to our soldiers, fallen and active. Many displays, lots to learn. Some fantastic, life size dioramas that make you feel like you are there. A very quiet way to spend a morning or afternoon.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Military Museums also viewed

 

Been to The Military Museums? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Military Museums, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing