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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: 403-410-2340
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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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Calgarian, Canadian You Must Go

WE don't have a lot of history is western Canada so the Military Museum is a gem. Interactive displays plus a tremendous display of military vehicles which are mostly indoor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WE don't have a lot of history is western Canada so the Military Museum is a gem. Interactive displays plus a tremendous display of military vehicles which are mostly indoor. Take your kids and enjoy a piece of Canada.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was a little smaller than I was expecting. The displays were laid out very clearly. There were some very interesting artifacts to view. If you are a military buff I would definitely recommend going.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum to spend some time at, entry is by either donation or maybe a couple of dollars. There are lots of displays to look at. I would recommend not bringing children under the age of 8 though as it's not really child-friendly, no interactive things to do, just a lot of looking and reading.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go and get knowledge of the past and the present. Also for remembering pinnacle times of the triumphs and the tragedys of war, now and then. A place that helps us not to forget and to remember the soldiers that fought for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in Canadian Military History especially World Wars 1 & 2 this is the place to visit. The dioramas are wonderful. Veterans are pleased to assist the visitor and have a wealth of knowledge about the various regiments which participated in the various conflicts. And now that the Naval Museum and much Air Force memorabilia... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellently displayed, this modern museum depicts the role the Canadian soldiers, seamen and aviators played in both the First and Second World Wars and the high human cost paid due their participation. What puts this museum apart from other war museums is the ingenuity of displays,especially the section of WWI (The Great War) showing life size scenes of ordinary soldiers'... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Ringwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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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