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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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We took our grandchildren on a rainy day not knowing what to expect and were delighted in the interest they had. Even though they take these things in school it brought to them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren on a rainy day not knowing what to expect and were delighted in the interest they had. Even though they take these things in school it brought to them what the men of our country went through during these wars. The military equipment was of great interest to our grandson. My granddaughter felt the itchy uniforms... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So. Much. Information. SO MUCH. It was still pretty neat and can easily spend half a day there. A little disappointed that they didn't have much on the artillery units from the wars, but found it cool they had a little bit on the D.E.W line.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us enjoyed 5 hours of very informative displays and dioramas. The seniors rate is probably the best buy in Calgary and more than worth the price. be prepared to realize that you definitely will need to visit again since there is so very much to see. An interesting sidelight was recognizing an F86 pilots helmet as belonging to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my 2 and 4-year-old sons here for a couple hours on a Wednesday morning. Like most boys, they like tanks and planes and guns, so I thought they'd have fun in this museum. The staff was welcoming, waving us over as soon as we walked in the door. He gave me a map and a brief explanation of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were last here in 2010 when it was still The Museum of Regiments. The addition of exhibits from the Navy and the Air Force make this one of two tri-military museums in Canada. The original Army section is still as good as it was and I would agree that you see something different every time you visit.The naval section... More 

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This military museum is really well done. You need to allow at least three hours to do it justice. There is a small admission fee, but it is free for active duty and former military personnel.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go frequently to this museum and I never get tired of it. New displays are brought in regularly and it seems even in the regular displays there's always something I missed the last time! The exhibits are beautifully put together and give you a sense of being there...walking in someone else's shoes. Well done! A wonderful memorial!!

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to many Smithsonian museums and I can honestly say this is of the same caliber. The biggest difference is that the Calgary Military Museums have veterans as guides, sharing their personal experience. This is a wonderful, interactive museum befitting our veterans. A must see for both young and old. We shall remember.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent several hours In this fascinating Museum, but would recommend allocating a half day. Artifacts are arranged by rooms. My favourite things are: a piece of steel beam from the 911 devastation, the airplane room and the wonderful old veterans who are usually around to answer questions.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is very good with excellent exhibits and good breakdown of the Canadians roles in the various wars

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