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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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I've been to other military museums including cities like Ottawa, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon and London. This one is pretty good and pays particular honour to the regiments originating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I've been to other military museums including cities like Ottawa, Paris, Madrid, Lisbon and London. This one is pretty good and pays particular honour to the regiments originating in Calgary. Spent 4 hours there when we thought 1 hour would do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a first rate military museum. It compare very favorably with other military museums I have visited and I highly recommend to anyone with any interest in military history to drop by. It is very educational and has a wide variety of displays. They up been renovating and updating displays recently so if you haven't visited for awhile put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

its nice time everything was perfect and kids loved lot. I went there for kids and they are telling worth to watch.I am not much keen to the type but happy that family enjoyed it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's so good to see a place where Canadians are honoured, respected for past actions and the like. I would like to see more Navy, as 80% of the Navy came from the Prairies, but it's an awesome place to spend a day. I say 'day', because you won't see it in just one afternoon.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Took the kids recently and was really impressed. Huge galleries and a lot of information. Could have spent a lot longer here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I always enjoy an eye-opening history lesson. I went here with my little brothers and we had some good ol fashion family fun. Lest we forget

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There is lots to see, especially for anyone with an interest in Canadian military history. We ran out of time and will have to return to take in the stuff we missed the first time around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I am a military buff, so this was a fantastic opportunity to see real tanks, armoured personnel carriers, anti aircraft guns, torpedoes, depth charges, WW2 fighter aircraft, machine guns, uniforms, ship models, uniforms, snippets of Canadian military history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Excellent exhibits and a great price. Well worth the trip and would like to go again! The life size dioramas we very well done, and the soldier giving a tour was very informative. We were impressed with all of the equipment and materiel on display. Well done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

an excellent showcase for canadian history and for our under-rated military. exhibits are well laid out and volunteers are on hand to explain anything you do not understand. there is no charge for entry but you may make a donation. well worth more than one visit.

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