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Glenbow Museum, Calgary

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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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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  • In the mehrstöckigem Museum, there is a lot of information on the history of Alberta, the development of Aboriginal (first people). Apparently made at a fair price. An absolute must for culturally interested
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  • You will find more inspiring art in any local art gallery or an antique store near by. The building itself is cool, just what's inside is so disappointing. A great city like Calgary should be able to ...  read more »
  • Actually, we went here because it was raining, but go even if the weather is nice because it's worth it. Not a massive museum but it's very well organised. Very good for finding out about the First Na...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The first Thursday of each month this year (2016) the museum is free in the evenings to attend. It is 4 floors full. From special exhibits to the Canadian history to rocks there is something for everyone to enjoy!
  • Great history, great art. Beautifully designed exhibits. On my visit, the exhibit, "Kaleidoscopic Animalia: An exhibition designed and curated by Paul Hardy" was truly exceptional, a fashion-designer's set of uniquely themed "rooms" based on items in the museum's collection. Brilliant--a witty and beautiful that showed disparate objects in a new light. Also, this is no minor thing, their museum store (cleverly open a half hour after museum closing), is one of the best museum gift shops I've seen anywhere, with a lot of Canadian artist-made crafts and jewelry. The only negative--overpriced parking at the convention center parkade which charges you beyond the stated limit. But WELL WORTH THE VISIT!
  • Always a great spot for an afternoon outing. I've always loved the atmosphere and the great range of temporary exhibits they have throughout the year. I've even managed to convert my young nephew into a museum-goer after a recent visit!
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