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“Makes your eyes water”

The Military Museums
Ranked #9 of 301 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.
Calgary, Canada
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194 reviews
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“Makes your eyes water”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

At least mine, lots to see and lots to think about after visiting here. Its probably one of places that locals don't think to check out. Well, it is a good stop to go see. For everyone.

Visited November 2013
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“must see”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

An excellent collection of military memorabilia. Interesting and a wide variety of things to see. Something for everyone. A must see in Calgary

Visited December 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“7 Museums, an art gallery and a library under one roof”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Modern, interesting and well worth a visit. 5 Army Museums, a Naval Museum and an Air Force Museum augmented by a great art gallery plus the U of C military history library make this a must see in Calgary

Visited April 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“neat place”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

cool history. nice place for families. loved learning the history of our contributions. huge facility. a definate recommended trip. even the outside tour is great.

Visited March 2013
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winnipeg
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“A must see!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The museum is huge and very well done. We are an active military family and were very impressed. Items from all branches including planes. Allow for a few hours.

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