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Address: 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-410-2340
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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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I've been to this museum with my husband who really likes such things, I enjoyed the most on the plane section although I also liked the way the museum was organized and each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this museum with my husband who really likes such things, I enjoyed the most on the plane section although I also liked the way the museum was organized and each section has great collection of statues and tanks some has place to set and watch short video explaining the war or situation that happened on the war... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The war museum has a bunch of M4 Shermans or Easy8s. If you don't know what I'm talking about its just basically a gallery full of tanks, equipment for soliders, and planes.

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Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful museum. The different wings are dedicated to the different branches of the military and each goes from the past to present day. It really makes one appreciate all that our country has contributed.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a bit apprehensive because I am not a military person and do not like war. However when I got there I was impressed with the care and dedication as well as the fun activities. When my son was in pre-school, he went there with his class and did all sorts of activities including riding in a tank and... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here awhile . First with my nephew 8 years ago and now with my own daughter . I have just as much fun as them . There's a lot to look at and learn . As well they opened there gift shop witch is nice . And the pro e is good as well . I go every... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time I went I thought I seen it all so went back a second time an there was a whole big area down the hall I completely missed. The sub periscope was awesome lots of subs an tanks to see lots of information I found it really neat. Loved the planes out in the hangars. Definitely recommend

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just there for their great Remembrance Day ceremony. There were wonderful speakers, service members in every different type of uniform representing all the many areas of military, there were all different types of Cadets etc etc. It was quite wonderful! It was very well attended, and I am glad we were able to be part of the many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What began as a small museum for four then Calgary based units has grown into so much more with the inclusion of the Naval Museum and Air Force Museum. As mentioned in other reviews, not too much interactive displays, more viewing artifacts and reading, but so much history. We usually focus on one or two sections per visit, there is... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a great day visiting the memories of Canada's forces.6 year olds loved the historical artifacts, especially the field hospital.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent collection of Canadian military, historical artifacts. Be sure to check out the Enigma machine.

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