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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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Good way to spend an hour or two

An informative and interesting way to spend sometime, especially if you're interested in military/Canadian history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

An informative and interesting way to spend sometime, especially if you're interested in military/Canadian history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Excellent movies with tons of history. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect place for everyone of all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful hands-on experience for any person interested even in the slightest in our national and especially local Calgary military history. Even a 20 minute stop is worthwhile, although with rotating exhibits, you could spend months looking around.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Says it is good to place to learn,and find out our history, and where we once were looked upon to make sure the world is a better place after than when we entered it. We did good then and as the past shows if we do not want it to reoccur, we must be strong and keep our country protected... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We took people from Europe and they were so impressed! The details, the atmospher, the honor. Very well done. Each time I go there it is even more impressive! If you haven't gone...you really have to. Take the kids. They need this in their carefree life.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

As a young soilder back in the 70,s with 1 PPCLI B company I never really understood how much my time there would guide me into being the free, independent and strong person I am today. Looking at all the museum had to offer it reminded me of friends in the 1 Pats and times as a peacekeeper and many... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of realistic displays with genuine world war armorments. Many Tanks and guns the kids can touch and feel to get an idea of the size and scope of the conflict.

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Calgary, Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very well presented but then the harsh reality sets in of the cost of war. This was a personal experience and nothing against the Museums themselves who have tried hard to show the folly but also the brave acts that took place

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is broken up into sections according to the branches of service. Be prepared to spend some time walking not only through the displays but being placed in the heat of battles! A lot of time and effort have been placed into making this a great collection of memorabilia and artifacts from all sections of our countries proud military... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This has got to be the most complete military museum West of the the Canadian Military Museum located in Ottawa, the four regimental galleries; Lord Strathchona's Horse (RC), Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, King's Own Calgary Regiment and Calgary Highlanders are each different in their own way and reflect the fabulous history of each regiment. The Naval Museum of Alberta... More 

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Address: 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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