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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Great first nations exhibit

Spent a day looking around this museum, could have spent longer. Was recommended to visit it by our... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2016
One of the Worst Museums I've ever been to in my entire life!

I wanted to give this museum zero ratings but the app wouldn't let me! Grrrrrr... Having lived in... read more

Reviewed January 5, 2016
Rizwan A
New York, New York, United States
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“asian art” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Spent a day looking around this museum, could have spent longer. Was recommended to visit it by our coach driver and it never disappointed. There are many galleries in the museum. We found the one on the first nations people most interesting. It gave a...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

I wanted to give this museum zero ratings but the app wouldn't let me! Grrrrrr... Having lived in New York for the last 16 years this museum is such a gross atrocity to the word Museum! I can't believe the amount of money we paid...More

1  Thank Rizwan A
Reviewed January 5, 2016

We loved the exhibit we saw however, as with all museums, you go for the exhibit! It was very well run and easily navigated. The children loved it as did their grandparents!

Thank Veronica C
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I visited with my 7 year old son. He was bored in 5 minutes with the exception of seeing all the cool minerals and rocks. My mom and I loved it. Look for coupons online or in travel mags to save $$...More

Thank albertagemini
Reviewed December 23, 2015

We visited the museum on a day when two temporary exhibitions were on show - one a travelling exhibition of prairie view paintings based on Photos the other a special in-house exhibition by the museums resident artist .Both world class quality. The normal museum depicting...More

Thank Staff0rdDave
Reviewed December 21, 2015

Three floors of diverse displays await you after you pay a modest admission price. The galleries are easy to view and cover a wide range of interest and history. Interactive displays are also in the mix. It is worth taking your time to see and...More

Thank huffer1
Reviewed December 19, 2015

One of the best museums I have ever been to. The building is located near to downtown and is easily accesible from CTrain. The permanent exhibition is focused on history of Alberta and the First Nations. Minor exhibitions, but not less interesting, are focused for...More

Thank Pavla P
Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

For tourist and for locals I believe that this is a must have experience when visiting Calgary. You will need around 2-3 hours but can extend it to even more. There is one fixed gallery and some changing galleries. The latter do not necessarily have...More

Thank comesgoes
Reviewed December 11, 2015

an idiosyncratic collection of art, community culture, armour; asian art (which is glorious); canadian art; touring exhibitions; indigenous collections; a truly fascinating musuem

Thank SunErgos2013
Reviewed November 28, 2015

We took my dad in his wheelchair and spent a few hours learning about the history of the area. All of us enjoyed our time here!

Thank Karen B
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Teague D
January 26, 2016|
Response from DiamondDiva60 | Reviewed this property |
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.
Lori H
March 1, 2015|
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Response from Tripsterchick | Reviewed this property |
Adult admission is $15, senior $10, student $10, youth $9, child age 6 or under free, family $32. Check Glenbow's website for details and opening hours.