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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 171 Attractions in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very informative about the Canadian participation in the wars that our military fought for the freedom that we take for granted. Many forfeited his/her life. Let us not forget but appreciate his/her sacrifice.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took our Dad to the Military Museums and it was a thought provoking visit for him. He is kind of a WWI and WWII buff and he could identify with just about everything in the museum. His older brother was in WWII and as we walked through the museum, Dad would look at the maps and write ups and... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

First of all - gentleman who works there ( I believe Denis is his name ) is amazing. He greeted us, told us ( shortly ) about museum, along with few guidelines on certain expo's. You can tell he loves what he is doing! I learned so much about Canadian involvement in military mission and also a lot about women... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Have lived in Calgary for many years and never stopped at the Military Museums. Should have gone sooner. It is a great family outing with lots of information. It is inexpensive and very engaging. There are tanks and vehicles outside. Inside you have six galleries around the perimeter. There is an emphasis on the Princess Patricia which is unique and... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I felt this museum was worth a look. The portrait mosaic mural was fascinating! I enjoyed the lifelike figures, learning about the different regiments origins and having the different military branches all at one location.

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Montreal Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great displays, fabulous art and history mural in foyer, really involving museum. Worth every minute.

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very excellent displays and very moving scenes depicted with wax people Amazing. My sons have loved these museums and come back time and again.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Military Museum in Calgary is a great place for families to understand, not only the sacrifices military personnel have done for our freedoms, but the equipment they've used in the process. I'd like to see the museum to expand, so more history and interesting equipment could be shown though.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in military history you really must visit this place. The staff are very helpful and the exhibits are first class. Well done for establishing such a quality collection.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My friend and I visited the museum as we were going on the War Memorial Tour for Canadians and wanted to learn more before we went. We were very pleased and learned a great deal about Albertans that fought in WW 1 and 11. Will definitely go back.

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