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Glenbow Museum, Calgary
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was very impressed with the native and African art being shown at this musuem. It is conveniently located in downtown Calgary. We found 2 to 3 hours was sufficient to see the majority of the exhibit...  more »
  • We spent a good 4 hours here, it is packed with interesting exhibitions and gives a really good insight into First Nation culture and history. Also a good history of Canadian railways which were so im...  more »
  • I had a couple hours in Calgary during a work trip, and this museum gave a good overview of the city's history, Canadian history, and many other cool things. If you enjoy reading every single billboar...  more »
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  • If you like museums and you're around it's mandatory stop. There're exhibitions that blow you're mind like the Edward Curtis's Masterworks, although the museum should consider a refresh on the permanent sections on Calgary's history. Still really interesting place to understand Alberta's and Calgary's history.
  • As far as museums go it's a 6/10. Having been to other world class museums such as the Louvre,and Natural History, this one is good for its size. Nice exhibits. Wheelchair and stroller friendly. Tad bit on the expensive side though for a museum.
  • My Daughter wanted to visit here while we were in Calgary for two days. I wish I had more time. I was able to learn more about Native Americans and how the west was settled in three hours than I have in my whole life. This was an eye opener for me and I will come back the next time I am in town. A beautiful collection that included many different exhibits from around the world.
  • Museum had lovely collection of artifacts and exhibits that although was there for longer than intended made me want to go back again and look again. The special evening openings are great for relaxing night out.
  • Had a ton of stuff but you can easily get lost. Being a bit OCD I kinda like to have a logical path to follow rather than a hit and miss thing. I did manage to spend 4 hours there. Started on the 4th fl working my way down. I missed the 2nd fl entirely as the museum was closing.