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The Military Museums
Ranked #9 of 307 things to do in Calgary
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 17, 2013

It has been a number of years but I really enjoyed the museum then and I learnt a great deal. Plan for about 3 hours.

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is a museum that every Canadian should visit. Not only do they have amazing exhibits, but they also have veterans on hand to offer insight and tell stories. While younger visitors may have a hard time comprehending what exactly they are viewing, there is no harm in teaching them about the great Canadian sacrifice early. A gorgeous museum with artifacts that are second to none. You can't go wrong by coming here. Schedule an entire morning or afternoon in order to take advantage of as much time as you can.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I spent a fascinating 3 hours wandering around the museums and didn't even get to see everything! By far the best military museum I've been to, partly for the size, but they have collected some amazing items.

The staff were really helpful and informative and the gift shop has some terrific items for sale, particularly books. My tip would be to check what time the gift shop closes before you start to go round the museums as it tends to close before the museum does.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Wow! I learned so much while I was there. Spent about 3 hours there and could easily be done 5. The price was reasonable and supports a necessary museum. I would definitely go back again.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very effective, thought provoking, detailed displays. Only a vet can comment on the realism but it certainly seems the museum has at least attempted to represent the terror and heroism of war.

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