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The Military Museums

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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-410-2340
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The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of...

The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.

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Absolutely amazing place and so much to see and so much information to take in . My hubby is ex army and he loved it . Only 10 dollars entrance fee is an absolute bargain to, Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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milton keynes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing place and so much to see and so much information to take in . My hubby is ex army and he loved it . Only 10 dollars entrance fee is an absolute bargain to, Well worth The Visit 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum had great indoor and outdoor displays. All services are covered including land, sea, and air. Be sure to leave plenty of time as you will want to read all of the displays - very well written and great stories of personal courage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 3 hours here one afternoon and had to leave because it was closing at 5pm, so returned a couple of days later for another 2 hours. A very large museum which explained all the wars involved from WW1 to Afghanistan. Very informative and touching. Told the lives of real men and women involved in wars, army, air force, navy.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm sort of a museum nerd: I know a good museum when I see it This museum is very well done (and it is huge)!!! I am not a "serious" history buff but I always enjoy learning about history in a museum format and this place satisfied. This museum has so much information to present. Everywhere you turn you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To be honest I don't know what I was expecting when visiting here, for the price it wasn't much however I was well and truly blown away by how much there is to see and do. All of the staff and volunteers are very knowledgable about the Canadian Military. Unfortunately we were unable to view the whole museum as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I personally am not the military history buff like my husband, but I can say I found the museums very interesting and informative. We learned a lot about Canadian military history and saw some interesting vehicles and displays. Lots to see; we were there about 3 hours and rushed a little towards the end because it was closing tim. I... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum, recommended, the personnel is knowlegeable about the different pieces, check periscope and the message on the flags

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having a history buff in the family I have been to several military museums both in the states and in Canada. This one is near the top of my list. The exhibits are separated by time period and the displays are well maintained and engaging. They tell the broader history as well as detail individual stories of individual units. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There you can find stuffs and histories about Canada presence in both WW and other conflicts. It's amazing to see how Canada behaviour influence where they're located.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Military Museums are a great place to visit. Prestige collections, knowledgeable docents, seven great museums in three buildings. Great photo opportunities, and very educational. Good outdoor exhibits with great photo ops. Definitely something for the entire family.

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