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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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  • My daughter and I started our Calgary stay with a visit to Glenbow museum. We intended to visit for an hour and spent most of the day there as there was so much to see and learn about First Nations, C...  more »
  • We only spent an hour but we could have used another hour to see everything. I would highly recommend booking a guided tour, you'll get so much more out of your visit.  more »
  • We went here to fill in some time, waiting for transfer to Banff. Had we known it was so good, we would have allocated more time ! Really informative and well presented exhibitions on the First Nation...  more »
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  • 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.
  • This year the first Thursday evening of the month has free entry! Some great art and history displays.