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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
403-410-2340
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Ranked #4 of 228 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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Carstairs, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for everyone to learn the history of our Canadian Armed Forces. Navy, Army and Air Force are on display in one indoor location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum made me feel a deep sense of pride for my country and yet a sense of sadness over the depictions of war. This is a must visit even for those that are not too inclined to this. The set design and presentation is unique and impressive. If you are considering visiting, you must go. Especially if you have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Alot of time and energy was put into the restorations of the old equipment. Large exhibits, some of which were incredibly lifelike. A must see tourist destination.

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calgary
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We had a private tour with a curator as we had family featured in one of the exhibits. He was unbelievably knowledgeable and detail oriented.

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Loved the displays. Travelling from Edmonton and the PPCLI 100th - which was reflected in the displays. Great little gift shop.

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Bel Air, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love history, and so does my (USAF) veteran husband, so this was definitely on our list of things to see in Calgary. It didn't disappoint. I was expecting a lesson in Canadian military exploits, but the museum is most concerned with the actions of Albertans. This in no way makes it less interesting; we still spent over 2 hours... More

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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The enthusiasm of the volunter workers is infectious. Everyone has a story to share, and you will leave much better informed than you were before entry. Say hi to Gord, our very good friend who has shared his personal experiences with so many visitors over the years.

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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