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Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre

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Address: 902B-7th Avenue, Canmore, Alberta TIW 3K1, Canada
Phone Number: (403)678-2462
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small interesting museum

The staff is so friendly! I was very impressed with them. Interesting little museum that really gave us a feel for the Canmore history. Well presented

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gary J
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Florida City
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Florida City
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is so friendly! I was very impressed with them. Interesting little museum that really gave us a feel for the Canmore history. Well presented

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Thank Gary J
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was empty when we arrived. Not sure why? It is a quaint museum that offers some interactive activities and videos to give the history of the area.

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Thank MariaVin
Management response:

Dear MariaVin, Thanks for visiting us - we do have a lovely quaint museum. Thanks for your feedback! Lachlan Mackintosh Museum Director More 

Coquitlam, Canada
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

There are a couple of interesting displays, kids liked especially the "earth crust forming" one, with layers of foam painted as earth crust and being pushed by tectonic plates upwards. I liked the glimpse into 1800 years, with old doctors' suitcase and medical instruments, old home and mining tools. There is a small TV room with documentary shows running all... More 

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Thank Sorin C
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Dear Sorin, Thanks for visiting the museum - it is a great rainy day activity. And kids do love the earth crust forming interactive and our new microscope is a big hit too! Lachlan Mackintosh Museum Director More 

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4 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Would not recommend. Quite expensive for a one room museum. Displays look "well-funded" which explains the admission fee however the content is lacking.

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Thank Steph T
Drumheller
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Revisited this museum again and found a lot of work had been done and new painting and the return of missing exhibits. I was there for at least an hour and found it was a great history resource of Canmore. Had exhibits about the explorers, the miners and the mines, sports and community, the terrain and the rocks, etc. There... More 

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1 Thank bobbi2012
Management response:

Hi Bobbi, Thanks a lot for your review, and for coming back for a return visit to the museum. Our new exhibit, From Coal to Community, opened in March 2016. Our guest book is filled with rave reviews from visitors from around the world, especially people like you, who appreciate our unique coal mining mountain history. Thanks, Lachlan Mackintosh Museum... More 

Banff, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Front reception were terrific with the local history, and also very friendly. It's a small museum so it wont take up too much of your time but has great artifacts, information that takes you back to the mining days, local landscape photographers. I was surprise to find out that the Canmore Nordic Centre was originally constructed for the 1988 Winter... More 

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1 Thank Daniel S
Management response:

Hi Daniel, Belated thanks for the very positive review of the museum. Our front reception desk is often run by our knowledgeable local volunteers, who are very friendly! We have a great mix of artifacts in the current exhibit, From Coal to Community, including a number of items that highlight Canmore's key role as a host site in the 1988... More 

Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Just decided to stop in for something to do as the weather was not the best.......I was there for over an hour. The did one of the most touching displays of the damage that occurred a couple of years ago. THIS IS A MUST DO

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Thank happycamper506
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

I am not going to rate less than average as I understand this place was in a flood themselves. But as a MUSEUM this place is terrible. They asked for a donation for admission my wife gave them 5$ a head a total of 15$. Needless to say I wish I gave them only 5$ total. Just a few walls... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great stop for local history of the mining history for Canmore and the local area. Little gift shop with neat books and items - something for everyone.

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Thank CanKid78
Olympia, Washington
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This museum was recently seriously damaged by flooding from a broken pipe. They have done a good job of a temporary exhibit depicting the devastating flood of the town in 2013. It should reopen in the spring with its normal exhibits.

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