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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Went during the free first thursday evening admission days

went to see the special exhibit with the oil and gas tapestry and checked out the other historical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bryan W
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Calgary, Canada
Art Museum with a difference

Besides the normal display of art, this museum has an interactive features that make it a worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hello T
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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 Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Downtown
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+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

went to see the special exhibit with the oil and gas tapestry and checked out the other historical and cultural exhibits. Nice fun to learn about some history and some other cultures. Gets busy with lots of young families.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Besides the normal display of art, this museum has an interactive features that make it a worth while visit for the whole family. As an artisit I found it very inspiring and certainly was very impressed to learn all about the local history and culture...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day to kill in Calgary. We needn't have worried, We could have spent much longer that the afternoon in this museum which was full of a wide range of authentic and interesting artefacts and historical information.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at a week long convention at the Hyatt in Calgary and had a Presidents reception on the 3rd floor of this museum. It was wonderful. I loved the history and displays. It was well set up and extremely interesting. There was always something...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Glenbow is a first rate museum. There is a surprising variety of displays with a real emphasis on local history and Indigenous people. Do not miss this if you are in Calgary.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have seen some large travelling exhibits: Group of 7, Rodin. Usually small shows though. Good gallery for a small city.

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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Lucky enough to tag along with my kids school trip. First time I had been to the Glenbow. And I want to go back. The tour glossed over some areas where I would have loved to spend more time. But the afternoon we had the...More

Thank Helen T
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

The Glenbow was a gift to the city of Calgary oilman by the name of Ian Harvey. It's floors whole his collection of almost everything you can imagine. It is completely fascinating and consumes the interest of young and old alike. As a wonderful presentation...More

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed April 16, 2018

It was a really cold day so we thought we'd check out the museum. Man we're glad we did, they have so many exhibits and things to see. Lovely mix between museum and art gallery. Definitely recommend a visit.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

The Frida Kahlo exhibit was of particular interest. There was signage indicating that no photos were to be taken at this particular exhibit. We just walked in and sure enough, there's a woman taking multiple photos with her phone. Security was not in the actual...More

Thank Forest T
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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
January 26, 2016|
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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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