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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
403-410-2340
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Ranked #2 of 172 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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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.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First of all - gentleman who works there ( I believe Denis is his name ) is amazing. He greeted us, told us ( shortly ) about museum, along with few guidelines on certain expo's. You can tell he loves what he is doing! I learned so much about Canadian involvement in military mission and also a lot about women... More

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Have lived in Calgary for many years and never stopped at the Military Museums. Should have gone sooner. It is a great family outing with lots of information. It is inexpensive and very engaging. There are tanks and vehicles outside. Inside you have six galleries around the perimeter. There is an emphasis on the Princess Patricia which is unique and... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I felt this museum was worth a look. The portrait mosaic mural was fascinating! I enjoyed the lifelike figures, learning about the different regiments origins and having the different military branches all at one location.

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Montreal Canada
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great displays, fabulous art and history mural in foyer, really involving museum. Worth every minute.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very excellent displays and very moving scenes depicted with wax people Amazing. My sons have loved these museums and come back time and again.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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