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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-410-2340
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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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a Step back in History

visiting this Museum brought back tons of Memories , both good and bad.. A must Visit for any Family with Children , to show the new Generation the Ilks of War , what their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Calgary , Canada

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Calgary , Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

visiting this Museum brought back tons of Memories , both good and bad.. A must Visit for any Family with Children , to show the new Generation the Ilks of War , what their Grandparents had to go through and also how Technology has changed the World. My Wife and I walked away with a deep Sadness , but also... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhits are very well done. There are very informative displays of Canada's military in their many roles. The volunteer staff are very knowledgeable of all the displays. You won't be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst visiting Calgary, I found this museum whilst driving past and felt compelled to have a look. I was blown away with it, the exhibits and exhibitions are fantastic and being from the UK gave me a real insight into the proud history of the Canadian armed forces. It certainly rivals some of our finer museums such as the Imperial... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two grandsons to the museum on a Saturday afternoon. We found it to incredibly interesting. The displays were not only informative but very exciting. There was a very diverse portrayal of events that took place during the World Wars. The boys had a million questions and the people working there had all the answers. It was a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a family favourite since opening. The stories of all three services are presented in a setting that, in its' own way, rivals the National War Museum in Ottawa.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this some time ago and found the exhibits so informative and interesting. He often attends the remembrance day services held here. I did some research on my own here for a universary assignment as I read through the diaries etc. on display some years ago.

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Thank pianoquilter
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

If you want to tour around Calgary by bike you can do no better than the pathway system. Much of the city is connected by the pathways. It's especially beautiful along the river and in the parks.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Former vets greet you and then you can see many different displays from many military events throughout history. Includes several armored vehicles and a beam from the NYC twin Towers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

this museum has some wonderful examples of magnificently maintained/restored machinery. great educational trip for all ages for people of all interests and a peaceful place to remember the lost and the brave survivors.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Fantastic learning opportunity for my child. We really enjoyed the Canadian Mint being present to allow us to purchase unique commemorative coins.

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