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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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This is a great little museum. Particularly enjoyed the section on First Nations people brought to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Excellent museum in the heart of the city

I spent a pleasant hour or so looking at the exhibits and galleries and was very impressed, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent59%
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Staff very helpful and no question is a bad question. Very helpful, Museum laid out well, gift shop very nice and reasonably priced. Adjoining cafe is a big forget!!! Go somehwre else to grab a bite.

5  Thank giddyupOrlando
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Glenbow is a world class museum, it is well worth a visit and five stars. The service in the gift shop is the reason for the poor rating. I misunderstood that the shop hours were not the same as the museum and arrived 10-15...More

4  Thank Deb M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great little museum. Particularly enjoyed the section on First Nations people brought to life with artifacts and fascinating video interview. A diverse art collection had rotating contemporary art installations. Worth a visit.

Thank 19John66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are you into museum? Then you can visit glenbow and they have free entrance every first thursday of each month. It has 3 levels of display each floor represent a different theme. You can either use their elevator or their stairs to go to each...More

Thank atelibra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I spent a pleasant hour or so looking at the exhibits and galleries and was very impressed, the display in the Blackfoot gallery is excellent, a credit to them. I didn't stay long, but will be back with my partner, she loves the culture of...More

Thank JohnClements1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the Alex Janvier exhibit and, great surprise, got to meet the artist himself! Excellent galleries, very well appointed and spacious. A treat not to be missed by visitors and Calgarians alike. Reasonable admission, but we'll worth getting a new annual subscription.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful museum downtown. We really enjoyed visiting this local museum, spent 3 hours there and missed some of the exhibits.Recommend

Thank pisco47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many different and varied exhibits to interest everyone of any age. We had an informative and wonderful learning experience here.

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent displays if art and the new displays every few months add a nice variety. Excellent archive available at this building. I enjoy the geological exhibit the most. The whole bone sculptures are my favourite.

Thank dan4577
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In general, Calgary is a gem. A lot of fine restaurants. The museum GLENBOW is a good place to get in contact with local art and from the area. Interesting to see the history of the railway and of the mining.The shop is good for...More

Thank Puffinman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was pleasantly surprised at the extent of this museum and how well the exhibits are presented. It painted a vivid picture on the lives and plight of the native Canadians and how the expanding west by Europeans changed their lives and way of life forever....More

Thank BronteTripper
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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
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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.