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Glenbow Museum

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A Jewel on the Prairie

A particularly well-done museum of life and history in Alberta, together with some excellent art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dennismQ5755SP
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Marvelous exhibits

Fantastic Canadian art and artists, art from around the world old and new. Exhibits from around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer B
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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 1 week ago

A particularly well-done museum of life and history in Alberta, together with some excellent art exhibits. An excellent afternoon for visitors from the US.

Thank dennismQ5755SP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Canadian art and artists, art from around the world old and new. Exhibits from around the world, and most recently a fabulous textile display by a local woman.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more of an "experience" than a museum. The creative way the displays were done was outstanding and very memorable. It drew me right into the stories of the early pioneers and all the people who influenced this part of the country. You wont'...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much impressed in the exhibits that were at the museum both permanent and new ones. Can't wait to come back and see more!

Thank Tina and Montgo... R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Glenbrow Museum is worth a visit. Deicated to Canada's first settelers it affords a great historical overview.

Thank line10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start, I like museums, so am rather picky. This museum exceeded expectations. Although I usually find the Native American exhibitions to be rather disappointing, the quality and extent of the displays was superb, as well as informative. There was also a mineral exhibit that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about Alberta. It took us over three hours and we didn’t see it all . Well presented collection of historical information - set out in sections to make it more interesting and no doubt more palatable to children . Impressed with...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to spend a day in this museum. Such a cultural cross section of life through out the world as well as a focus on the history of Albertas peoples. An incredible and beautiful section on minerals formations on the top floor which opens up...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

It was very nice to see lots of items from the history of Canada and the people who lived there in the past time. It was Nice presented. We spent several hours to see it.

Thank Tiny B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Over the years I have had the good fortune of seeing some incredible exhibits at the Glenbow. It is also a good place to see displays of Canadian history.

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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!
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Teague D
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130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
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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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