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Glenbow Museum

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Address: 130 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-268-4100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more...

Glenbow's vision is for more people to experience art and culture more often. We aim to provide visitors with a new kind of art museum experience. Glenbow showcases world-renowned travelling and permanent exhibitions that are meaningful to many diverse groups in our community, boasts the largest art collection in Western Canada and provides access and care to our collections.

Glenbow also tells the story of Southern Alberta and the West to thousands of visitors to our city each year through permanent exhibitions on our third floor.

Glenbow is a member-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental arts and culture organization located in the heart of Calgary's cultural district.

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So much to enjoy so much to learn of our history & so much more!

I enjoy this place, always. Been there many times, with family, friends, school trips & I always learn so much & get a much clearer picture of things. Really enjoy this place, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoy this place, always. Been there many times, with family, friends, school trips & I always learn so much & get a much clearer picture of things. Really enjoy this place, a lot!

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Holyhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Allow plenty of time to enjoy this outstanding museum. The current photography exhibit is a must see. Ken Monkman's short film was thought provoking.

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Stratford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Glenview museum is not your old fashioned museum! We were there for an afternoon visit and only got to check out half of it. We started on the 3rd floor and found the design a little confusing. It was gard to know where to go. The Indigenous displays were awesome and informative to say the least. We really enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I popped in and only got to hang out on two floors. The exhibits on warfare, Native, and African cultures were well done. Very nice artifacts in the collections!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Will preface this by saying I am a gallery lover and try to visit ones wherever I travel. We visited while exhibits included: Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Masterworks; First Person: Contemporary Indigenous Portraiture; and Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy. WONDERFUL collections. Absolutely loved the Kaleidoscoipic Animalia. We spent 3-4 hours and could have taken... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went in for Curtis exhibit, OK, but I'm a bit spoiled by the holdings at the university. Nice exhibits of Canadiana. Museum is quite nice itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While attending the Calgary Stampede we had a chance for a short visit to the Glenbow Museum. We selected the displays on the Blackfoot culture and it was well laid out and lit with great explanations and many really interesting artifacts to look at. It was put together by the Blackfoot people themselves. A great exhibit.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This review is based on visiting the Glenbow Museum when it had the "Edward S. Curtis: 100 Masterpieces" photo exhibit, which was very impressive. This individual spent over 25 years in the later 1800's and early 1900's photographing and recording all of the native tribes of North America. The collection of his 100 best images is impressive not just for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a chance to visit Calgary, don't miss this gem of a museum. It offers so much to see - from a large variety of minerals and stones, indian artifacts, local artists and paintings, history of the area. I enjoyed seeing the late 1800 photos of the Indian chiefs and warriors.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely afternoon at this museum. Loved many of the displays. Could not pick a favourite.

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