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The Military Museums, Calgary

(4.8/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We've been to a number of similar museums, but none that so well depicted the human impact of war. The mannequins and war scenes had a lot of impact. Everything was well displayed and hosts were helpf...  more »
  • Museum very well mounted, with weapons, uniforms, documents, movies and ambience of battles. Tells the story of the armed forces-Navy, army and air force-Canada in major world conflicts of the 19th and 20th century. It should be added some time to see part of the cold war and, with many tanks. Worth knowing.
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  • I just spent the afternoon with my 10 year old son at the military museum. The exhibits are great and have been presented very well - to show historical military details to young and old. My son liked...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Liked it a lot got to see what my 2 grampas did in ww2 i would come back again came from ontario to Calgary
  • 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 came back here after nearly 3 years. It's always a good experience to tour inside and see the exhibits they have to show. Well organized and nice displays!