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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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Seeing Christian Dior is worth the trip

As soon as I heard that the Christian Fior collection was coming to the Glenbow I wanted to see it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lorraine G
Calgary, Canada
History of the West and so much more

The Glenbow museum gives one a great glimpse at the past. Lots of other incredible attractions from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ralph D
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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 3 days 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed January 15, 2019

I've been attending the Glenbow since elemenary school, always something new to learn and a great way to learn about Western Canadian culture as well as the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RandR J
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Enjoyed the tour through Calgary’s history. Good display of First Nations and Calgary oil business. Mineral display was ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MustTravel88
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We attended the Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal exhibit and it was beautiful. She described the history behind the jingle dresses and the video that plays behind the exhibit shows the dances while wearing a couple of the dresses. The diverse collection of indigenous paintings and artifacts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Unfortunately I ran out of time to get through the entire museum. What I did see what really great and I liked the variety and the quality. I would definitely return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luckyduck2012
Reviewed December 9, 2018

And more! There's always lots going on at the Glenbow. As Calgary locals, we don't visit the standing exhibits much anymore - but would take visitors there in a flash for sure. We love their curated art exhibits, and over the last while, they've had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed November 13, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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John W
Houston, tx
Parking in downtown Calgary. (3 Replies)
Will have a morning in Calgary before an afternoon flight out at the end of my trip. Hope to get to downtown area around 9am ...plan is to visit the Devonian Gardens and Glenbow Museum before leaving for the airport to catch a 3pm flight home. Will parking/traffic be a problem in downtown Calgary? Thanks.
August 27, 2005|
Response fromPicaPica60|
Parking is plentiful but not cheap (well I think so anyway but compared to Houston it may be a bargain) There is good underground parking at Telus Convention Centre which is adjacent to the Glenbow and at Eaton Centre (as was, it may have another name now) - which is where the Devionian Gardens are. From D/T to the airport via Memorial and Barlow or Memorial/Deerfoot/Airport Trail in the early afternoon should not take longer then 15 - 20 minutes! Have fun
The Rockies (3 Replies)
My partner and I will be traveling to the Rockies in July and would be thankful for any imput into our plans. July 12 Calgary Heritage Park, Glenbow Museum, Stampede evening show. July 13 Day at Stampede Park including Rodeo. July 14 Banff Early morning drive to Banff, Banff gondola, riding local trails. July 15 Lake Minnewanka, Hiking local trails. July 16 Lake Louise Plain of Six Glaciers hike. July 17 Golden Rafting Kicking Horse river. July 18 Drive Icefield...More
January 10, 2011|
Response fromwanderer05|
Looks good. Driving Jasper to Whistler it appears so that means a night in Clearwater and a visit to Wells Gray Provincial Park is your best bet. Helmcken Falls is the main attraction there. With that and the long drive not a lot of time for much else.
Oil Country
What to do on a day trip ? (7 Replies)
Coming in from Edmonton for 6 hours. What is the main attraction to see, Zoo, Glenbow Museum or Heritage Park or other? Also near downtown-Chinatown area can you give recommendation on a cheap Vietnamese or Chinese noodle place?
July 04, 2018|
Response fromOiler1|
Probably just see the zoo.