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Glenbow Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A modern museum

Not bad but a bit eclectic. It's a modern building and the displays reflect a modern city. A lot to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jeff and Evelyn... W
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A must see when in Calgary

I've been attending the Glenbow since elemenary school, always something new to learn and a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RandR J
Calgary, Canada
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At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on...more
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not bad but a bit eclectic. It's a modern building and the displays reflect a modern city. A lot to see, perhaps a bit less would make it easier for the casual visitor. Will doubtless go back.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been attending the Glenbow since elemenary school, always something new to learn and a great way to learn about Western Canadian culture as well as the world.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RandR J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tour through Calgary’s history. Good display of First Nations and Calgary oil business. Mineral display was ok.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MustTravel88
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We attended the Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal exhibit and it was beautiful. She described the history behind the jingle dresses and the video that plays behind the exhibit shows the dances while wearing a couple of the dresses. The diverse collection of indigenous paintings and artifacts...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Unfortunately I ran out of time to get through the entire museum. What I did see what really great and I liked the variety and the quality. I would definitely return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luckyduck2012
Reviewed 9 December 2018

And more! There's always lots going on at the Glenbow. As Calgary locals, we don't visit the standing exhibits much anymore - but would take visitors there in a flash for sure. We love their curated art exhibits, and over the last while, they've had...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 13 November 2018

This is a great little museum. Particularly enjoyed the section on First Nations people brought to life with artifacts and fascinating video interview. A diverse art collection had rotating contemporary art installations. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 19John66
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Are you into museum? Then you can visit glenbow and they have free entrance every first thursday of each month. It has 3 levels of display each floor represent a different theme. You can either use their elevator or their stairs to go to each...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank atelibra
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I spent a pleasant hour or so looking at the exhibits and galleries and was very impressed, the display in the Blackfoot gallery is excellent, a credit to them. I didn't stay long, but will be back with my partner, she loves the culture of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnClements1959
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Saw the Alex Janvier exhibit and, great surprise, got to meet the artist himself! Excellent galleries, very well appointed and spacious. A treat not to be missed by visitors and Calgarians alike. Reasonable admission, but we'll worth getting a new annual subscription.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris D
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Valerie L
8 August 2017|
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Response from janr200 | Reviewed this property |
I would say a minimum of 3hours. We really didn't allow long enough, just a couple of hours before catching our flight ! There are a number of thought provoking exhibitions and we really wanted to sit and reflect! Enjoy!
Teague D
27 January 2016|
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130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
21 October 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a school tour and no daily listed tour. Group tours are available after booking ahead. Strangely enough, fees for group tours are higher than for solo visitors, $20 v. $16. Hope info helped.