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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
Activities: Leisure education
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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Very interesting stop...will be back.

We stopped in here and spent a few hours looking at the well-prepared exhibits. Detailed dioramas depicting war scenes caught our son's imaginations. A very large facility, it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Alberta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here and spent a few hours looking at the well-prepared exhibits. Detailed dioramas depicting war scenes caught our son's imaginations. A very large facility, it was hard to cover it all, so will definitely be back.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was fantastic, my son is a huge history buff and found it to be very accurate and informative. Have been back several times since first visit. A definite see if you are into history.

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This a great small museum that covers Calgary and Canada's participation in various conflicts. Relatively hands on displays and some great life size dioramas. Also has restored or original aircraft and armored vehicles that may interest history buffs.

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Airdrie, Canada
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20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When I was home-schooling my kids we took an afternoon and visited this museum. Both my kids had a great time. Lots of really good displays and information. The volunteers are very informative and best of all you can't beat the price. A great way to spend an afternoon and learn some history. I would highly recommend a visit here.

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Navan, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The Military Museum is definitely worth a visit lots to see and very interesting. Displays are amazing

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Calgary, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The different areas within the museums bring with them a history of a time that needs to be remembered, lest we as a society make the same mistakes. This is really a number of individual museums under one roof, army units, navy and airforce.

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Weyburn, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The presentation was wonderful, the staff excellent. You learn through the presentations of the hardship they endured for our countries freedoms we so often take for granted. Their love of country and for each other as brothers in arms.

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Peace River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

While visiting Calgary we were not sure what to do and there was a storm going on so the zoo was off the table. We decided to check out the military museum and we were not disappointed it was amazing and the artifacts were well displayed. We were greeted at the door by a nice man who told us how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

An exclelent colection inside and outside. Inside, a walk over the canadian defense force, including navy, airforce and army. Outside real tanks and even an airplane. The people who work there are gentil and kind.

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Calgary, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The staff here are all extremely knowledgable. I've gone several times and I learn something new every time. Every generation should go and learn about our history and find a newfound respect for those who fought for our freedom.

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