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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
+1 403-543-5115
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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 Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“canadian music” (44 reviews)
“music lovers” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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850 4 Street SE | East Village, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1R1, Canada
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"canadian music"
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"musical instruments"
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"music lovers"
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"recording studio"
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"kimball theatre"
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"guided tour"
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"interactive displays"
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"music history"
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"rolling stones"
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"five floors"
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"hall of fame"
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"music world"
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"music industry"
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"stunning architecture"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a 5 floor beautiful museum, with Canadian’s top icons, the history of a lot of instruments. There are guitars, pianos, basses, drums, etc to play and learn. I truly recomend, it’s very interactive and pretty even though you’re not so into music.More

Thank Brenda T
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Brenda, Thank-you for the wonderful review. Sounds like you took in the full experience at Studiobell home of the National Music Centre. The interactive exhibits you can play and the architecture are some of my favorite parts of the museum too! Looking forward to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is relatively new venue, and should not be missed. Whether you play, listen or are just curious about this beautiful building in down town Calgary, they have tours! Check out the web site to ensure you not missing any aspect of this collection. Studio...More

Thank gggray17
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi gggray17, Thanks for coming down to Studio Bell! We're so glad you enjoy our behind the scenes Backstage Pass Tour, and we hope you'll be back soon! We have lots of concerts throughout the summer so stay tuned! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This venue gives a great insight into the music history of Canada.Entry fee is quite reasonable.Well worth a visit.

Thank calspickman
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank-you for visiting us and for the rave review!

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed our visit to Studio bell. Learned a lot about the history of the music industry in Canada. Great exhibits of old instruments as well as costumes from well-known entertainers.More

Thank Wadingmoose
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Wadingmoose, Thank-you for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit of our collection that spans over 450 years of music technology! Looking forward to seeing you visit again. Keep On Rocking, Visitor...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I had the best day checking out Canadian Music history and learning about musical instruments. I took the tour which was great, very informative. I was also able to stay for the playing of the Kimble Theatre Organ- amazing, interesting instrument with a great story....More

Thank MissMiriam8
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi MissMiriam8, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you were able to take in the tour and organ demonstration while visiting! Keep an eye on our website for upcoming concerts, and we hope you're able to come back soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Although the building does not look to interesting from the outside, it is incredible inside. Start at the top floor, the hall of fame. So many Canadian stars and such memories. It is easy to spend 2 hours. If possible plan your visit when the...More

Thank Daphne C
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi Daphne, Thank you for visiting and for your review! Great to hear you were able to catch a demonstration of our Kimball Theatre Organ, and that you enjoyed our Hall of Fame exhibits. We hope you're able to visit again soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Studio Bell, the home of National Music Centre has a theatre and museum. The theatre can be booked for private concerts. Acoustics are excellent. Parking is just next to the building and very affordable and accessible.

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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Hi Suesinbox, We're so happy you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the review, and we hope you're able to come back soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Attended a concert a few weeks ago, the acoustics were amazing. The seats were generally ok, with all positions providing a good view.

Thank Sh_K_B276
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Sh_K_B276, Thanks for visiting and for the great feedback! We're happy to hear you appreciated the unique acoustics of the building, and we hope you're able to attend another concert soon! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was our first visit to the National Music Centre and it certainly won't be the last! The facility itself is mind blowing and even if your not a music fan, to see the architecture alone is worth a visit. Loved the collection of instruments...More

Thank Dalry1978
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Dalry1978, It's wonderful to hear that you'll be back soon! There's always more to explore such as our wide range of upcoming concerts. Thank you for the lovely feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to the National Music Centre! Visitor Services

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It is hard not to get caught up in our guide's enthusiasm about the museum and its collection of instruments and music memorabilia. The building also is lovely and easy to get to from downtown.

Thank DavidGunn1
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StudioBell, Visitor Services at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi DavidGunn1, Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your guided tour as well as our range of collections and exhibits! We hope you'll be back soon for another visit, or to take in a concert! Visitor Services

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