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The Military Museums

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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
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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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The collection is quite amazing, the displays well laid out. Sad any of this had to be used in the ffirst place however it is a good reminder of our history and a good reason to... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collection is quite amazing, the displays well laid out. Sad any of this had to be used in the ffirst place however it is a good reminder of our history and a good reason to not have to go to wars

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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away on a corner of an old army base is an excellent, modern museum exploring the military history of Alberta. Formerly the Museum of the Regiments, it has expanded considerably and now has galleries about the RCAF and RCN. The four galleries on the infantry regiments of Calgary are very well done, outlining the raising of each and their... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The larger displays walk the visitor through some of the most devastating, heartrending and yet uplifting experiences in Canadian history.

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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been to a number of similar museums, but none that so well depicted the human impact of war. The mannequins and war scenes had a lot of impact. Everything was well displayed and hosts were helpful. Very interesting!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just spent the afternoon with my 10 year old son at the military museum. The exhibits are great and have been presented very well - to show historical military details to young and old. My son liked the full size jet displays the most. I enjoyed learning more about the founding of the regiments based in Calgary. Well worth... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have driven by this museum for 12 years and never stopped in, I was missing out, they have fantastic exhibits, and so much information I will need to go back. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. If I could leave any suggestions for management. I would really love to see something hands on for the kids under 8 and perhaps... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to the museum last year for a school trip and it was ok there is quite a bit to see but i would suggest staying for more then 1 hour because there is a lot to see if you have the chance get a tour guide they make it even better.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

This museum was okay. There was nothing special but some of the exhibits were interactive and interesting.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

This was my first time here with my son, we were in Calgary for an appointment & he saw the plane as we drove past, after the appointment he really wanted to go back , I was glad I did, what a great military museum so much to see, we ran out of time so will definitely be back to... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

I have been to this museum a few times now, and I find it is very educational for everyone especially for the younger generation to learn about and appreciate what the men and women of the Canadian forces have done to allow Canada to remain free. There is always something different every time I revisit . Definitely a must see... More 

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