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Glenbow Museum, Calgary

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Established by philanthropist Eric Lafferty Harvie in 1966, the collection of Glenbow Museum contains more than a million artworks and exhibits. One of the largest museums in Western Canada, it strives to represent the art, culture, and history of this corner of the world. Explore the museum's numerous permanent and temporary exhibitions, showcasing something for everyone, from art and historical exhibits, to minerals and artifacts. Visit the cultural display to gain insight into the people and culture of Western Canada, inspect interesting items made by the indigenous people of North America, or admire the large collection of military objects from all over the world. Take a look at our Calgary family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Glenbow Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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4.3
  • Best and most spacious museum that we have ever been in. So much to look and read about. Not cluttered as some museums can be. Go and pay it a visit.  more »
  • Aldous Huxley said, "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Examine the past, and the ways those who examined ...  more »
  • The history of Canada is well explained in this centrally located museum. Modern, airy, good shop. Allow 3-4 hours.  more »
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  • Fun! Layout is very strange and disjointed but you can have an enjoyable time. Basic reading ability is required to enjoy this museum. Young kids or those looking for more 'hands on' would do better at Telus Spark.
  • Been to Glenbow a number of visits, once with my grandson who loved the third floor and the tipi... being hearing impaired, he was more visual and liked most cultural display... me, I felt like 'oh, no its him again'. Too frequent is still not enough for me
  • Great pieces and exhibits, definitely one of the best museums in Alberta but it requires some maintenance, the permanent exhibits need some detailing as the walls need some paint and sign renewals. Still a great museum and great exhibits
  • I love the Glenbow to bits, I've been here countless times. There's a lot to learn and look at, and I love the weapons section. So interesting!
  • The glenbow is always enjoyable to go too. It's also nice that the first Thursday of every month is free entry.

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