Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, Calgary

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  • Who knew --- wonderful music experience right in our back yard. There are 5 floors of music information, costumes, music memorabilia, interactive opportunities, instruments to try your hand at. The 5t...  more »
  • This was a very interesting trip. I enjoyed all the chances to play instruments! I would return. There was also a live performance on when I was there.  more »
  • This is five floors of music memorabilia, information, videos, costumes. Enjoyed it immensely, so worth the small fee to get in. Recommended to families couple singles, a great experience  more »
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  • First of all, this is a first-rate museum with excellent content and many interactive experiences. I brought my two year old and we had a great time together exploring and interacting with the music collection. As recommended, we started on floors 2 and 3 and then headed up to 4, 5 and back down to 2 where the open theatre is. Second of all, this is an absolutely jaw dropping, gorgeous building, both outside and inside. There is nothing else like this in Calgary - and if you haven't been to it yet, you should make a point. There aren't really words to describe how beautifully the architects wove the outer design into the interior. It's a landmark building for Calgary and a jewel in the crown of the East Village redevelopment. Kudos to everyone who had the foresight to spearhead this incredible centre; the result is phenomenal.
  • I love visiting this place. Something new on every visit. Everything is very hands on and engaging. Great place for all ages, from kids to adults! Also, the NMC hosts a variety of concerts and other events, which are always fun. I highly recommend going at least once; though they do update things frequently, so each visit is unique! And of course - the architecture is absolutely amazing...
  • A top rate music history museum with very interesting exhibits. They seem to have a variety of special events and activities which is nice to see. Most of the exhibits are interactive and a lot of fun. You often get them to yourself because I find it's never really that busy, especially on week days. The building itself is stunning and is itself a work of art.
  • Once you get past the beauty of the actual building, you are not disappointed by the museum inside. Dedicated to all things Canadian music, this is a fascinating exhibit of the past/present/future of Canadian musicians. The numerous hands on exhibits will keep the kids entertained. Don't miss the live demo of the Kimball Theatre Organ!!
  • Great space! The museum is fun for all ages and they have some interesting pieces such as Elton John's piano. They have a number of musical instruments you can try out as well. Keep an eye out for events at this location. They have the Studio Bell After Hours series each month in the evening with a bar and music set up. Makes for a fun date night or a night out with friends. Great addition to the East Village neighborhood.

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