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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Would be great for kids

Very interactive with children's museum like exhibits. I guess we were thinking it was have more... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
moma_lisa
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Louisville, Kentucky
Amazing

Such amazing art and always something new, amazing for learning about history! Really would... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2017
Milana 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 Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 January 6, 2018

Very interactive with children's museum like exhibits. I guess we were thinking it was have more fine art. It was enjoyable and worth the admission.

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Reviewed December 17, 2017

Such amazing art and always something new, amazing for learning about history! Really would recommend it if you're visiting Calgary

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

The Glenbow has an excellent balance of interesting standing exhibits and displays augmented by amazing travelling exhibits. We went recently and really enjoyed the two travelling exhibitions, one of the Group of Seven's Lawren Harris, and the other is the Black Gold Tapestry by Sandra...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised with our visit to this Museum. Full of early Indian articles as well as a history or war information.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

lots of good artifacts and it was a great excellent artifacts and a nice tour and fun videos form olden days to watch

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

While many international traveling exhibitions are shown here, we always come back for the permanent exhibitions. The Treasures of the Mineral World always draw us in.

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Reviewed November 22, 2017

We enjoyed browsing through old pictures of the Calgary, way back in 1800 when the City was still newly growing. Great location, right in downtown.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

A visit to remember. The Glenbow represents historical and contemporary life in Alberta and Canada. Membership is well worth the price, but one day rates are still good. Parking in Calgary is another story.

Thank K R
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Do not miss this exhibit! at the Glenbow until May 21, 2018. We have seen the Bayeux Tapestry which served as the artist's inspiration, and this work is more than worthy in its own right. The history of oil from the age of dinosaurs to...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Glenbow's diverse collection represents art, history and human creativity from our own backyard and around the world. Explore more than 600 photographs taken by Geraldine and Douglas Moodie in Glenbow's online Archive Catalogue.

Thank Bruce F
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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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