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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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Great value, highly educational.

This museum had so much information! Everything was laid out so well. This museum did not have a lot of stuff, but everything was presented well and there was a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Markham, Canada
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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This museum had so much information! Everything was laid out so well. This museum did not have a lot of stuff, but everything was presented well and there was a lot of information provided, which made the items more meaningful. I particularly enjoyed learning the history of the Princess Patricia Light Infantry. I have heard of them before but always... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a true gem of a museum and I will return. Admission is very reasonable and there were volunteers everywhere to help and talk about the displays. There are so many displays and so much to see that I will definitely have to return to take more in.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

great stuff. Interesting variety of artifacts from several conflicts. My father enjoyed it and he's a navy man.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I did not have time to go inside the museum on the day I stopped by. There is quite a bit of armoured equipment outside that you can see, including a Russian tank. The item that caught my eye when driving past was a rusted iron beam. The beam was from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, and had... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I have been here before with adults but I recently took my 6 year old grandson to the museum. He enjoyed it very much and I was delighted to introduce him to it.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is very well presented with great displays and exhibits. The museum is on two levels and takes from two to three hours depending on the individual. You should bring your camera and comfortable walking shoes.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I took my Dad to this museum and he really enjoyed the exhibits and talking to some of the other men who had been in the military.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is a great place for a family outing. The inside of the museum is well laid out and there is sometimes a Veteran there to answer questions. There are a lot of outdoor exhibits such as tanks and a jet plane. And you support the Veterans by visiting the museum. It is a very special place to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Well put together displays, interesting, informative- takes you back in time. Whether or not you are interested in warfare, you will find this a worthwhile visit. Numerous attendants/volunteers will give their own unique insights to the various exhibits.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The size of this museum is deceiving from the outside but once inside its really quite big and well put together, a great place to go on a rainy day for a couple of hours

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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-410-2340
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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