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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
403-410-2340
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Ranked #3 of 227 attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Definitely one of the best military museums in Canada! This is more like a mall of museums: Army, Navy and Air Force. It is the second largest military museum in Canada: the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is the largest. Many exhibits both inside and on the grounds. A true monument to commemorate Canada's veterans. Great family destination.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Located at 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, in Calgary, Alberta, this revamped museum is second only to Ottawa's Museum. Multiple services are represented and the displays are out of this world! They spared no expense to the figures. You actually feel like you've been transported back in time! The staff are super helpful too! There's also a great kitshop for all... More

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Calgary
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wonderful place to visit with the family. Lots of memorabilia, pictures and items to view to get a sense of the military machinery and history. Highly recommend!

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Although it is possible to reach the Military Museums by public transport, it is definitely much easier with a private vehicle. They are located just east of Blackfoot Dr in Calgary and there is a large parking lot next to the museums to leave a vehicle. It is an ideal place for slightly older groups, although young children seem to... More

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Calgary, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The history of war and the military might not be everyone's "thing"; but, in the immortal words of someone more famous than I (and smarter), I could be paraphrasing somewhat here: "If we don't understand out past, we're bound to repeat it!" The Military Museums in Calgary have done a wonderful job of putting the history of Canada's military into... More

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Portland, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is six museums combined into one - 4 army regimental, Air Force, and superb naval museum. Serving military, veterans and spouses get in free. There are some armoured vehicles and a rather tatty CF-5 outside. The naval section was great with lots of models and numerous gun mounts. The regimental museums are top notch filled with history and memorablia.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place is amazing! I am shocked that there were only a handful of visitors. Educational and humbling experience. I was suprised how big it was. Cost to get in was very reasonable (after we left a donation too). This is now by far the top place to visit when here! I used to say the zoo - but this... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The military museums seems like a bit of a dark horse for a family outing at first thought, but wow were we surprised! It's not just for remembrance day folks! Our kids really enjoyed seeing the planes and tanks (of course) but they learned a lot too. It was an affordable, engaging, and fun visit for all of us...with just... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

this museum is a wonderful exhibition of all things military - be sure to plan enough time to see everything

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love going ... there are so many artifacts to look at that you will need to keep coming back over and over again.

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