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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

The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices...

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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Rememberance Day 2015

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a parent volunteer for a grade 2 class today while they visited the Military Museum. The staff was so friendly and informative and patient with all the questions and restlessness of a bunch of 7 year olds. In one area a staff member did a floating experiment with the kids, and later a neat craft using flags to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The museum houses the Regimental museums of two of Canada's serving regiments, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry and Lord Strathcona's Horse, a tank regiment, as well as museums of reserve units that have served actively. Both the PPCLI and LdSH were raised by private citizens in time of war and trace their ancestries to WW I and the Boer War respectively.... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

As a military/history buff, I was excited to visit the Military Museums in Calgary and I was not disappointed. From the WWII veteran who provided immediate perspective to learning about the history of Canada's involvement in both world wars to the artistic depiction of soldier life in Europe (complete with trenches, Red Cross vehicles, tanks and farm houses), this was... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I enjoy going here many times a very well designed Museum lots to see from the war years to present.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This museum was much bigger than I expected! There were tons of artifacts and some great displays. Other displays were definitely showing their age though. Definitely worth a visit in my opinion.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to The Military Museums. It was pretty incredible to see Calgary and Alberta's local military history. I highly recommend every Calgarian, as well as visitors to Calgary, take the time to visit this museum! Highlights include: naval museum, extensive collection of military medals and really every room in the museum.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Some of the exhibits are excellent and engaging. Others lacklustre and dated - not enough interaction and relying too much on heavy text. But the diagram as are outstanding. Also I would prefer more talk of peace work. Overall a good museum.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Excellent exhibits and artefacts detailing the history of several of Alberta's regiments including their involvement in recent world wars. Also has detailed exhibits on the Canadian Air Force and Canadian Navy, though there were many areas with a lot of text. They have a few aircraft indoors, along with several components of a few ships. They've also got several old... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

After visiting WWI and WWII memorials, cemeteries, and museums throughout Europe, I didn't have huge expectations for Calgary's Military Museums. The collection of museums, each with a different focus, was well worth visiting and I spent a highly enjoyable afternoon touring them with a nine- and eleven-year old in tow. There is good variety in the exhibits (from dioramas to... More 

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