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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian music” (45 reviews)
“music lovers” (14 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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"canadian music"
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"musical instruments"
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"music lovers"
in 14 reviews
"five floors"
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"kimball theatre"
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"interactive displays"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not what I expected and everyone in our group wished we had spent more time there. Took a guided tour that was fabulous and only touched on all the exhibits there. Spent 3 hours and it flew by. Will return. Learned lots about instruments,...More

Thank rmiskae
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StudioBell, visitor services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Rmiskae, We are glad to facilitate your discovery of music at Studio Bell home of the National Music Centre. For your next visit check out the "What's On" tab on our website for great programming. We are looking forward to your return! Thanks, Visitor...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited this museum and it was a great experience. With five floors, there was plenty to see. The building is huge and tells it's story well. I joined on to a tour (no extra cost) which was very interesting and gave more detail...More

Thank mrlukenik
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StudioBell, visitor services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello mrlukenik, Thank-you for the wonderful review it sounds like you had a great experience discovering music here at Studio Bell home of the National Music Centre. Check out all the programming on our website under the "Whats On" tab for future visits. Keep on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue is a treat both visually and auditorily! There is so much to take in. Was there for 2 hours and only was in one side of the building. Will go back to check out the old hotel side soon. A must for visitors...and...More

1  Thank frequentraveler91
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Frequentraveler91, Thank-you for the wonderful review. We are glad you loved your experience here at Studiobell home of the National Music Centre. If you are interested in the tour of the recording studios in the King Eddy they can be booked online, in-person or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked this place, you learn a lot about music in general, Canadian musicians, musical instruments, etc. but, the thing we loved most was, that you can play around a bit, the exhibitions are very interactive and are lots of fun even for very...More

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

Hello HowAboutNorth, Thank-you for your wonderful review it is great that you were able to experience both the history and the interactive aspects of Studiobell home of the National Music Centre. Keep on Rocking, Visitor Services

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous facility with great interactive exhibits and cool Canadian Music History. We booked the additional $125 private tour but not worth the money as it showed us the same things the free tours do - nothing different. We were under the impression that the private...More

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

Hello Joe S, Thank-you for your review of the Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, the architecture of the centre is indeed stunning, thank you for considering us for your visit. In regards to the private tour; 1) At Studio Bell, we’re happy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed in our visit today since we expected to hear more music from favorite Canadian musicians. The emphasis of this Museum is making music and instruments and synthesizers. But just seeing the listed Canadian musicians was interesting. And the building itself...More

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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi stulimom, Thank you very much for your feedback, and for visiting! Our exhibits will continue to rotate, as we aim to highlight different artists and their music, so make sure to keep an eye out for new exhibits and artifacts. Please feel free to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great attraction to see in Calgary whether you are a music buff or not. The building itself is exceptional and the exhibits are excellent.

Thank CalGal090
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello CalGal090, Thank-you for the wonderful review, we are happy that you visited us! Check out the "What's On" tab on our website to view the great programming we offer before your next visit! Thank-you, Visitor Service

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an entertaining and informative exhibition of all that Canada 's music has to offer. The building itself is unusual; the architecture is modern, and "not square" as corners and crevices are interspersed everywhere. Looking at the building's design is an adventure in itself!...More

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

Hi there, Thank you for visiting and for such a wonderful review! It sounds like you were able to really enjoy the architecture as well as the variety of exhibits the National Music Centre! We hope you're able to visit again soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only are the displays interesting and informative, the variety of musical instruments and equipment that you can interact with is great fun. If you've never played a Theremin now's you chance! The building itself is a work of art. Take the 1 hour guided...More

1  Thank DandL1590
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello DandL1590, Thank-you for your wonderful review. The theremin is a unique and fun instrument. Come visit us soon! Thanks, Visitor Services

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for the building, not the museum. Amazing piece of architecture. Some pieces of the exhibits were interesting; most were not. Highly recommend going.

Thank r7k
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you very much for your feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed the building and appreciated the architecture! Our exhibits do rotate, so keep an eye out for new content as well as concerts. Thanks again for visiting! Visitor Services

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Ray H
22 July 2018|
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Response from StudioBell | Property representative |
Hello Ray, We are open 7 days a week from May 16th to September 3rd from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. After September we are closed Monday and Tuesday. The hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm... More
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