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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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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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A great way to spend a few hours!

The Glenbow is a great place to spend some time with anyone of any age. So many interesting exhibits that offer engaging and interactive displays. You'll want to make sure you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jodi R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Glenbow is a great place to spend some time with anyone of any age. So many interesting exhibits that offer engaging and interactive displays. You'll want to make sure you have plenty of time to go through all the floors. And when you're done? You're right on Stephen ave, a walking street in Calgary, with loads of shopping and... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mineral gallery, Native, Asian, Western Galleries among others. Special exhibitions complete with cultural activities. Did you know you can buy a couple's pass much cheaper than 2 single passes... And if you buy it for 2 year it is cheaper still... And even more if you're a senior.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glenbow Museum is definitely worth a visit - not only on a rainy day! Especially the exposition of the Mavericks, it gives a good understanding of the Canadian culture.

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1 Thank linerietha
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the first Thursday of the month free admission evening. It was packed, lots of other people also took advantage of free admission. The displays were very well set up, enjoyed wandering around checking things out. I only looked at the displays that were showing for their final week. I plan on returning to see the permanent displays another... More 

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NOTE: We visited July 2010 NOT recently; however, it is a long established art exhibitor so I still highly recommend a visit. The museum is right in the heart of Calgary near the Calgary Tower. As is typical of any museum of this nature some exhibits are permanent while others are visiting 'shows'. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits showing at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for the whole family. The Glenbow features local artists & collects art from everywhere. The shows are contemporary & historical in content. There is a fantastic First Nations collection. Lots of info on Canadian history.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent galleries on native culture and Alberta "mavericks". Geology gallery never gets old, even if it a bit short on description.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at Glenbow Museum, taking advantage of their Free First Thursdays they introduced in 2016. I had once gone to the museum when I was much younger but did not recall much of anything. The traveling exhibit was alright, but the permanent exhibits were much more interesting. I particularly liked the Warriors exhibit and the Minerals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a day looking around this museum, could have spent longer. Was recommended to visit it by our coach driver and it never disappointed. There are many galleries in the museum. We found the one on the first nations people most interesting. It gave a lot of information of how Canada was colonised by the Europeans and the first nations... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to give this museum zero ratings but the app wouldn't let me! Grrrrrr... Having lived in New York for the last 16 years this museum is such a gross atrocity to the word Museum! I can't believe the amount of money we paid for this godforsaken museum-my girlfriend blocked it out of her memory due to the trauma... More 

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