The Military Museums, Calgary
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
Discover the history, victories, and tragedies of Canada's army, navy, and air force at The Military Museums. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits items connected to the history of the armed forces--from the Northwest Rebellion in 1885, through World Wars I and II, and up to current-day peacekeeping operations. Walk through a war trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. Make sure to see the large mural comprised of 240 individually painted tiles depicting war-related images. Step back to see a larger image in honor of the Canadian forces. Put The Military Museums into our Calgary travel itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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This is a wonderful museum to spend some time at, entry is by either donation or maybe a couple of dollars. There are lots of displays to look at. I would recommend not bringing children under the age... read more »
A great place to go and get knowledge of the past and the present. Also for remembering pinnacle times of the triumphs and the tragedys of war, now and then. A place that helps us not to forget and to... read more »
If you are at all interested in Canadian Military History especially World Wars 1 & 2 this is the place to visit. The dioramas are wonderful. Veterans are pleased to assist the visitor and have a weal... read more »
Great museum and awesome war relics. When you come in, be sure to look for the Sherman tank below as well as the other tanks outside. The main museum is fantastic and the new cold war exhibit is phenomenal. Even though I work in the cold war exhibit I think this museum is spectacular.
Really great. They are currently looking at a remodel and it was a fun idea to vote on best best preference. We were there for the Summer Skirmish and that was a really fun day. Good idea and lots of information.
First class museum. Amazing displays give you a real sense of what it was like to be in some of those situations. One visit is not enough. Too much to see and read. Really like the indepth look at the different regiments versus a typical generic museum. A must see for sure.
I took my 2 and 4-year-old sons here for a couple hours on a Wednesday morning. Like most boys, they like tanks and planes and guns, so I thought they'd have fun in this museum. The staff was welcoming, waving us over as soon as we walked in the door. He gave me a map and a brief explanation of the exhibits so we headed straight over to the large hangar with the Navy exhibit. The boys had a wonderful time wandering around and pointing out all the cool things. Even though there were signs saying "please don't touch the exhibits," it was enjoyable to be in a museum where I wasn't worried about them breaking anything if they did touch! I spent a lot of time talking to the volunteer in the Navy exhibit, David E. He was absolutely wonderful. Friendly and willing to talk as long as I was interested. He had some great stories to tell, and interesting facts about the exhibits. Though I came for my boys, I ended up having a great time thanks to this volunteer. Once we were done the Navy exhibit, we stopped in the lunchroom for a snack. There are quite a few tables, including some small ones with little chairs! Vending machines provide quick snacks, though we brought our own. Afterward, we wandered through one more gallery before the boys were tired and it was time to go. But I'd seen enough of the museum that I felt like I got my money's worth.
Wonderful museum showcasing a detailed and interactive history of worldwide conflict, especially focusing on Canadian involment. Prices are cheap, so I recommend donating. Trust me, it's well worth it.
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