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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
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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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Well put together displays, interesting, informative- takes you back in time. Whether or not you are interested in warfare, you will find this a worthwhile visit. Numerous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Well put together displays, interesting, informative- takes you back in time. Whether or not you are interested in warfare, you will find this a worthwhile visit. Numerous attendants/volunteers will give their own unique insights to the various exhibits.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The size of this museum is deceiving from the outside but once inside its really quite big and well put together, a great place to go on a rainy day for a couple of hours

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The Military Museums in Calgary, Alberta is Western Canada's largest tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. Very interesting and representive Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great way to pay respect to our fallen and teach our kids why we do so. The museum is spread out over 6 sections paying homage to PPCLI, ground, air and marine. well worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved everything about the museum. The displays were respectful, and done with a high degree of accuracy. The items displayed gave us a new appreciation of the war efforts and the sacrifices people have made over the years. Truly worthwhile. There is an Army section on the main floor, and there is an enormous Navy and Air Forces section on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place is just absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend this to anyone with or without kids. I brought my wife and 2 sons to this place and they had an amazing time and really liked all the displays. They also really enjoyed all of the weaponry and vehicles that they have and some of it is interactive. If you... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Having just been on a military tour in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, I was pleasantly surprised by the content and detail of this museum. The current exhibit regarding the 70th anniversary of the Dutch liberation was especially good.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm a big fan of history and military memorabilia and I've to tell you that I really enjoyed my last visit to the Museum, I visited it years ago before the renovations but it is something different now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I went here last month as it was on my Calgary bucket list. The museum is rather large as it incorporates 5 areas of Alberta Garrisons. The museum is only limited time. You really only need 2-4 hours to go and that is with you being rather thorough with stops for reading a few videos. The medals on display are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our son took us to see the Military Museum and we found it to be so interesting. Taking in the past to the present in how much was sacrificed to the ever changing artillery made for educational viewing. All schools should have this museum in their curriculum as every Canadian should learn and appreciate what our soldiers have done. Their... More 

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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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