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Fascinating museum - not to be missed

Very interesting museum in the heart of Calgary. High quality presentation. We spend half a day but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Waterloo, Belgium
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Very nice museum

The Alex Janvier exhibition was amazing! He work is so impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed learning... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting museum in the heart of Calgary. High quality presentation. We spend half a day but could have easily spend much more. We were very much impressed by the section explaining the history of the First nations. It very well explained the life, history...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Alex Janvier exhibition was amazing! He work is so impressive and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about this native artist's history and seeing how his style has evolved through the decades. The regular museum exhibits were all very nice. There are four floors and we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excelent museum, 4 floor and you can find a lot of things interesting to see. Very very good to do in Calgary

Thank gamerobruno
Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we visited there was a special exhibition by the indigenous artist Alex Janvier. I had never heard of him, but I liked his paintings very much, so much so that I bought the catalogue in the shop before we left and have enjoyed...More

Thank annepeter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum ranks up there with the DC Smithsonians for their interesting displays. The content varies from a little modern art to mineral and gems on display to lots of interesting stories about Calgary and native settlers. Lots of small videos and movies and great...More

Thank stulimom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful native artist display. Give yourself a day to enjoy this beautiful Museum. Wonderful history of Canada as well.

Thank Renee K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by after a visit to the Calgary Tower and spent several hours visiting the numorus collections and displays. Started at the third floor and worked our way down. The mineralogy exhibit is extensive with beautiful specimens from all over the world, very nicely displayed!...More

Thank Tanon1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large museum with 4 floors of diverse exhibits ranging from minerals to art to indigenous peoples history to wartime experiences to West African culture. It is a large building and very spacious so plenty of room to wander around and see everything...More

Thank nelly_norman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 2 days at the Stampede it rained, so we visited the Glenbow Museum and it was a delightful way to spend a few hours. Lots of interesting exhibits including art by and about the First Nations tribes. I also enjoyed the wing with minerals...More

Thank Bonnie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here finding out about the history of Canada. There is quite a lot to see here, the most interesting being the Native Clans of Canada exhibition which tells of their history and culture. There is also a substantial...More

Thank Helen E
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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.