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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
+1 403-543-5115
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Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, rock out with our interactive instrument installations and sing along in our vocal booths! Everyone is welcome to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian music” (43 reviews)
“music lovers” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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+1 403-543-5115
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"canadian music"
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"musical instruments"
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"music lovers"
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"recording studio"
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"kimball theatre"
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"guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"interactive displays"
in 13 reviews
"rolling stones"
in 7 reviews
"five floors"
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"music history"
in 6 reviews
"hall of fame"
in 9 reviews
"music world"
in 5 reviews
"stunning architecture"
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"music industry"
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"drum set"
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"king eddy"
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Reviewed yesterday

Studio Bell, the home of National Music Centre has a theatre and museum. The theatre can be booked for private concerts. Acoustics are excellent. Parking is just next to the building and very affordable and accessible.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a concert a few weeks ago, the acoustics were amazing. The seats were generally ok, with all positions providing a good view.

Thank Sh_K_B276
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sh_K_B276, Thanks for visiting and for the great feedback! We're happy to hear you appreciated the unique acoustics of the building, and we hope you're able to attend another concert soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the National Music Centre and it certainly won't be the last! The facility itself is mind blowing and even if your not a music fan, to see the architecture alone is worth a visit. Loved the collection of instruments...More

Thank Dalry1978
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dalry1978, It's wonderful to hear that you'll be back soon! There's always more to explore such as our wide range of upcoming concerts. Thank you for the lovely feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the National Music Centre! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is hard not to get caught up in our guide's enthusiasm about the museum and its collection of instruments and music memorabilia. The building also is lovely and easy to get to from downtown.

Thank DavidGunn1
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi DavidGunn1, Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your guided tour as well as our range of collections and exhibits! We hope you'll be back soon for another visit, or to take in a concert! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Canadian content and good coffee on site!!😂 Do not want to type all day. so am filling in to pacify 100 minimum

Thank Dave P
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dave P, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and were able to take advantage of the awesome coffee at ROSSO on site! We hope you visit again soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Studio Bell. I believe the highlight of our visit and I think a must to really appreciate the museum is to take the guided tour. Our guide was so informative about Canada Music history and music and equipment and...More

Thank Irene P
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your kind review. We are glad that you were able to take in the 2PM guided tour and the demonstration of the Kimball Theater Organ. Keep on Rocking! Visitor Services National Music Centre

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The striking new National Music Centre - and Studio Bell, tantalizes the imagination. It stretches across 4th Street and rises up, up; platinum shingled and absolutely unique. And, that is just the outside. Regular tours a great option for both locals and tourists. So much...More

Thank C. S
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello C.S, Thank-you for your great review of the Studiobell home of the National Music Centre. We are glad you enjoyed the concert and the architecture. The performance space is set up in a variety of ways to suit unique concert set ups, which include...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

Very nice place for a visit and a very interactive museum. Lot of nice instruments and history and you can play yourself on various instruments throughout the museum. next to that it is also a beautiful building.

Thank DOBA_83
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Doba, Thank-you for visiting the Studiobell home of the National Music we are glad you enjoyed the collection and were able to play some instruments. Looking forward to seeing you again. Keep on Rocking, Visitor Services

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

The fun part was walking through the hallway that makes cool noises. My least favorite part was recreating songs.

Thank Elizabeth U
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Elizabeth, Thank-you for your feedback. Visitor Services

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Not only the exhibits and music was great, but the building itself is a work of art. Loved the concert that was playing, and all what I learned.

Thank luzincanada
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Luzincanada, Thank-you for coming to visit Studiobell home of the National Music Centre. We are glad that you got to catch one of our concert performances and also were able to visit the museum. Please come again! Keep on Rocking, Visitor Services

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