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Glenbow Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting exhibits

The Christian Dior exhibit was very well done. The other historical exhibits are informative and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Balzac, Canada
absolutely worth seeing

Big museum - plan enough time ! 8,600 m² of exhibition space in 20 departments - rather a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Klaudia G
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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
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Christian Dior exhibit was very well done. The other historical exhibits are informative and well designed. A pleasant way to spend a few hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Big museum - plan enough time ! 8,600 m² of exhibition space in 20 departments - rather a historical folklore exhibition. Very interesting. Nice museum store. Frindly and helpful staff.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Klaudia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First Thursday of every month is free , other way is just 18$ admission . Lovely place and this time special exhibition is Christian Dior ! Big name for Calgary exhibition . Whole museum is 4 floors , so much history and so much informations...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Glenbow Museum here in our home town very much. Many of the displays have been updated since we were here last. Very friendly staff! Only disappointment is one floor was being transitioned to a new exhibit. We will have...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glenbow Museum is an amazing place to visit. Not only to learn about Calgary's history, but additional exhibitions are available throughout the year. We were fortunate to visit the Christian Dior exhibition and took the guided tour given by the hour. It was so worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank besca001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Museums are places where history unfolds. History is always written by the WINNERS. HUman race is known for WARs and that is how we survive. Thus museums are always created by the people who have survived the wars , they for sure only depict one...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as I heard that the Christian Fior collection was coming to the Glenbow I wanted to see it. We spent well over an hour enjoying the creativity of this wonderful man. I loved it so much I just might go back and see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorraine G
Reviewed January 24, 2019

The Glenbow museum gives one a great glimpse at the past. Lots of other incredible attractions from around the world. Stunning and thoughtful displays. A must see for visitors to the city.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Ralph D
Reviewed January 24, 2019 via mobile

I toured through on my own in the early afternoon. There were a few groups of students that were listening to interpreters in some exhibit halls. It was nice to stop and listen as well. Many exhibits and endless rooms with lovely pictures and artifacts.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Georges B
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Not bad but a bit eclectic. It's a modern building and the displays reflect a modern city. A lot to see, perhaps a bit less would make it easier for the casual visitor. Will doubtless go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Valerie L
August 7, 2017|
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Response from janr200 | 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.