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Glenbow Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Unfortunately I ran out of time to get through the entire museum. What I did see what really great... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stunning exhibit: The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century

And more! There's always lots going on at the Glenbow. As Calgary locals, we don't visit the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on...more
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Unfortunately I ran out of time to get through the entire museum. What I did see what really great and I liked the variety and the quality. I would definitely return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luckyduck2012
Reviewed 4 days ago

And more! There's always lots going on at the Glenbow. As Calgary locals, we don't visit the standing exhibits much anymore - but would take visitors there in a flash for sure. We love their curated art exhibits, and over the last while, they've had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great little museum. Particularly enjoyed the section on First Nations people brought to life with artifacts and fascinating video interview. A diverse art collection had rotating contemporary art installations. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 19John66
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Are you into museum? Then you can visit glenbow and they have free entrance every first thursday of each month. It has 3 levels of display each floor represent a different theme. You can either use their elevator or their stairs to go to each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank atelibra
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I spent a pleasant hour or so looking at the exhibits and galleries and was very impressed, the display in the Blackfoot gallery is excellent, a credit to them. I didn't stay long, but will be back with my partner, she loves the culture of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Saw the Alex Janvier exhibit and, great surprise, got to meet the artist himself! Excellent galleries, very well appointed and spacious. A treat not to be missed by visitors and Calgarians alike. Reasonable admission, but we'll worth getting a new annual subscription.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris D
Reviewed October 30, 2018

A wonderful museum downtown. We really enjoyed visiting this local museum, spent 3 hours there and missed some of the exhibits.Recommend

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pisco47
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Many different and varied exhibits to interest everyone of any age. We had an informative and wonderful learning experience here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Randy K
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Excellent displays if art and the new displays every few months add a nice variety. Excellent archive available at this building. I enjoy the geological exhibit the most. The whole bone sculptures are my favourite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danhoyme
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

In general, Calgary is a gem. A lot of fine restaurants. The museum GLENBOW is a good place to get in contact with local art and from the area. Interesting to see the history of the railway and of the mining.The shop is good for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Valerie L
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
I would say a minimum of 3hours. We really didn't allow long enough, just a couple of hours before catching our flight ! There are a number of thought provoking exhibitions and we really wanted to sit and reflect! Enjoy!
Teague D
January 26, 2016|
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130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
October 20, 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a school tour and no daily listed tour. Group tours are available after booking ahead. Strangely enough, fees for group tours are higher than for solo visitors, $20 v. $16. Hope info helped.
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John W
Houston, tx
Parking in downtown Calgary. (3 Replies)
Will have a morning in Calgary before an afternoon flight out at the end of my trip. Hope to get to downtown area around 9am ...plan is to visit the Devonian Gardens and Glenbow Museum before leaving for the airport to catch a 3pm flight home. Will parking/traffic be a problem in downtown Calgary? Thanks.
August 27, 2005|
Response fromPicaPica60|
Parking is plentiful but not cheap (well I think so anyway but compared to Houston it may be a bargain) There is good underground parking at Telus Convention Centre which is adjacent to the Glenbow and at Eaton Centre (as was, it may have another name now) - which is where the Devionian Gardens are. From D/T to the airport via Memorial and Barlow or Memorial/Deerfoot/Airport Trail in the early afternoon should not take longer then 15 - 20 minutes! Have fun
The Rockies (3 Replies)
My partner and I will be traveling to the Rockies in July and would be thankful for any imput into our plans. July 12 Calgary Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum, Stampede evening show. July 13 Day at Stampede Park including Rodeo. July 14 Banff Early morning drive to Banff, Banff gondola, riding local trails. July 15 Lake Minnewanka, Hiking local trails. July 16 Lake Louise Plain of Six Glaciers hike. July 17 Golden Rafting Kicking Horse river. July 18 Drive Icefield...More
January 10, 2011|
Response fromwanderer05|
Looks good. Driving Jasper to Whistler it appears so that means a night in Clearwater and a visit to Wells Gray Provincial Park is your best bet. Helmcken Falls is the main attraction there. With that and the long drive not a lot of time for much else.
Oil Country
What to do on a day trip ? (7 Replies)
Coming in from Edmonton for 6 hours. What is the main attraction to see, Zoo, Glenbow Museum or Heritage Park or other? Also near downtown-Chinatown area can you give recommendation on a cheap Vietnamese or Chinese noodle place?
July 04, 2018|
Response fromOiler1|
Probably just see the zoo.