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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

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Explore five floors of exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada, celebrate music icons at the Canadian Halls of Fame, rock out with our interactive instrument installations and sing along in our vocal booths! Everyone is welcome to Studio...more
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so excited to visit this venue as one of us is a professional musician. We arrived and paid and found ourselves in this cavernous place that didn't really exude the love of music. We patiently and deliberately made our way and tried very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 234em
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 234em, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to your expectations. We love music – that’s why we exist! To clarify, artists do not pay to be included in our exhibitions. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s certainly an amazing building. Don’t go in the middle of the day like we did because it’s filled with classes of noisy, poorly supervised school children running wild. You can’t hear a thing for the din...kind of ironic for a museum about music. Around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MillicentMayflower
StudioBell, Front of House Coordinator at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello MillicentMayflower, Thanks very much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! We're sorry that you had a mixed experience. The school groups that come to our education programs can often take over the building and we know this can impact others'...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing venue for live performances, and incredible museum! We will definitely be back as there was so much to see!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank paixful
StudioBell, Front of House Coordinator at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello paixful, Thank you for the amazing review. We're glad you enjoyed the space so much. If you're thinking you'll be back a few times throughout the year you should look into our memberships. They pay for themselves in only 3 visits and give you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inside is even more spectacular than the outside! The sculptural museum atrium is worth even a peek in. The galleries are fun, and full of instruments to play on.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roark2442
StudioBell, Front Office Manager at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello roark2442, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad the outside drew you in to check out the awesome collection inside. Best, Alexa from Visitor Services

Reviewed 11 February 2019

This is an extremely interesting museum for young and old. We visited with our teen children and there was something for everyone. Each floor focused on a given set of instruments/artist and provide a range of hands-on activities (we loved the vocal studio to test...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richard A
StudioBell, Front Office Manager at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Richard, Thanks very much for your review! We're glad you and your family had a chance to take in all our different offerings. If you think you'll be coming back, take a look at our memberships, now at 20% off until Family Day February...More

Reviewed 9 February 2019

This is quite an outstanding attraction. Very very interesting historical artifacts and history so visual and , of course, musical. The stunning architecture complements so well. Some great interactive exhibits and plenty for kids to enjoy , with a hands on masterclass of an actual...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nickpickles
StudioBell, Front Office Manager at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello nickpickles, Thanks very much for your review! We love seeing families enjoying themselves with our various interactives and taking in all the public programs we offer. The weekend is an especially great time to come by as we have our Scotiabank Back Beat programming...More

Reviewed 23 January 2019

It's a very unique building, you must go inside to see it. It's a good music museum with some displays of music instruments from the previous generations. There is a music hall on the second floor, people can come and go and enjoy the music...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Valaeyume
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you had a wonderful time! The music hall is even more magical during a performance. Best, Ollie

Reviewed 19 January 2019

I spent 3 hours meandering through the impressive architecture and display that is the National Music Centre at Studio Bell. Each floor has a separate focus, engaging you to learn more about your favourite Canadian artists, play instruments, or read up on the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TylerandJessie
StudioBell, Front Office Manager at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Hi TylerandJessie, Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad you were able to take your time and check out all the different items and interactives that Studio Bell has to offer. If you have a chance to come back, check out the various evening events...More

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Very impressed with the new National Music Centre at Studio Bell. I can't say that I could digest all of the various information about the history of music in Canada, I found the old musical instruments and pictures of very old buildings and people in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank petrox
StudioBell, Front Office Manager at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello petrox, Thanks so much for your kind review! We're glad you enjoyed the wide variety of Canadian music heritage that we have on offer. Best, Alexa from Visitor Services

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

A great place to spend half a day. There is plenty to see and learn. Great place to bring kids. I did the free tour with our guide Olek. This guy knows his music. This place is about Canadian music and the history of Canadian...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank flyfishingdoc
StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Hi flyfishingdoc, Olek sure does know his stuff when it comes to music. Thanks for the review! If you find yourself planning another visit make sure to check out our other programming. Best, Ollie

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Nancy J
24 September 2018|
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Response from StudioBell | Property representative |
Hi Nancy, Tours are about an hour long. Wednesday-Friday they run at 11:00am and 2:00pm and on Saturday-Sunday we add an additional tour at 12:30pm. Hope to see you soon!
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Ray H
22 July 2018|
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Hello Ray, We are open 7 days a week from May 16th to September 3rd from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. After September we are closed Monday and Tuesday. The hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm... More
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