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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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Fabulous, historical, and meticulous.

I'm an air force veteran from the cold war, this museum totally impresses me. All three services air,sea and ground are technically accurate and intricately designed with amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I'm an air force veteran from the cold war, this museum totally impresses me. All three services air,sea and ground are technically accurate and intricately designed with amazing accuracy to the smallest detail. The new million dollar exhibit recently designed to reflect the cold war is well done,It has a fabulous display including a 104 star fighter dubbed the widow... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited this museum as we heard a lot about it. I can tell you from my experience that a person could definitely spend a whole day here checking out all the galleries if their feet or eyes didn't get tired. I went in April and it was snowing outside. I am planning to go again during summer too. The... More 

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had heard of this museum, but didn't know much about it. We visited the other day with my family. I have visited military museums all over the world, and this one ranks up there as one of the best. Very enjoyable. Appreciated the scavenger hunts for kids that kept our kids engaged in the displays.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well organised and presented. Covers a long period in Canada's military history with well-balanced attention to the army, navy, and air force, among other things. Has something for all ages.

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Alberta
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum contains a ton of information on Canada's military history. A person could definitely spend a whole day here checking out all the galleries if their feet or eyes didn't get tired first! I went in the winter, but I think it would be great to go in the summer too and enjoy lunch or a brain break out... More 

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Alberta
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stopped in here and spent a few hours looking at the well-prepared exhibits. Detailed dioramas depicting war scenes caught our son's imaginations. A very large facility, it was hard to cover it all, so will definitely be back.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was fantastic, my son is a huge history buff and found it to be very accurate and informative. Have been back several times since first visit. A definite see if you are into history.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This a great small museum that covers Calgary and Canada's participation in various conflicts. Relatively hands on displays and some great life size dioramas. Also has restored or original aircraft and armored vehicles that may interest history buffs.

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When I was home-schooling my kids we took an afternoon and visited this museum. Both my kids had a great time. Lots of really good displays and information. The volunteers are very informative and best of all you can't beat the price. A great way to spend an afternoon and learn some history. I would highly recommend a visit here.

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Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The Military Museum is definitely worth a visit lots to see and very interesting. Displays are amazing

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