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Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
+1 403-268-4100
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Perfect palce to learn about local history!

Glenbow Museum is a museum located in Calgary, where you can learn a lot about the local history of... read more

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AlbertSalichs
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Manresa, Spain
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I was hoping that the Glenbow had improved since the many years I had lived in Calgary. It has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
r7k
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New York City, New York
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At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world. We are conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
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  • Average6%
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“asian art” (13 reviews)
“mineral exhibit” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada
Downtown
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+1 403-268-4100
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Reviewed yesterday

Glenbow Museum is a museum located in Calgary, where you can learn a lot about the local history of the country and its conquerors, and also about the people of First Nations. Really, if you are interested in the history of this part of the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was hoping that the Glenbow had improved since the many years I had lived in Calgary. It has not. Skip this and go to the Bell Studio.

Thank r7k
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is nicely located in the city center near all the shops and restaurants. You cannot bring and drink/food/backpack in but they have lockers for only 25$ which you will get back, which is good. It has several floors with various galleries. I liked...More

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

very eclectic.art as well as history. beautiful building.coveniently located downtown near the towel and Stephens avenue.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been years since we had been to the Glenbow. We decided to start touring our own cities attractions. In reading other reviews, time is what you need to really enjoy all of the various exhibits. One of their permanent exhibits, Niitsitapiisinni, and The...More

Thank clanfam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great way to spend a few hours. Some of the displays need updating. Fav was the history of the Blackfoot people. No cafe on site, but many nearby and the ticket is good for all day.

Thank OldSalt99
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a remarkable diversity of exhibits in this museum - the only issue was not having enough time to explore it all. We spent about two hours there. Currently there is an eye-catching exhibit for Alex Janvier, a renowned indigenous Canadian artist. The indigenous...More

Thank GreatKhural
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do offer a senior discount. It does have elevators to access higher floors, if you choose not to use the stairs. This is a very well-planned museum. It has a logical flow to it. Displays are beautifully done and there are opportunities for hands-on...More

Thank retiredJB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with adult children wanting to see the Frida Kahlo Exhibition and it didn't disappoint. The entire museum is beautifully designed and well worth a visit. Even the gift shop is worth a look, some lovely jewellery.

Thank Maree H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My heart goes out to people in difficulty and Frida Carlo exemplifies strength against struggle. This exhibit was truly inspiring and gave me strength to carry on in my daily battles. She had a heck ton of talent & she could have sat around on...More

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Valerie L
7 August 2017|
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Response from Jan R | Reviewed this property |
I would say a minimum of 3hours. We really didn't allow long enough, just a couple of hours before catching our flight ! There are a number of thought provoking exhibitions and we really wanted to sit and reflect! Enjoy!
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Teague D
26 January 2016|
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Response from DiamondDiva60 | Reviewed this property |
130 9 Ave SE in downtown Calgary
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kathyleeoceanside
21 October 2015|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
I saw a school tour and no daily listed tour. Group tours are available after booking ahead. Strangely enough, fees for group tours are higher than for solo visitors, $20 v. $16. Hope info helped.
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