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Glenbow Museum, Calgary

4.5
#1 of 21 in Museums in Calgary
Established by philanthropist Eric Lafferty Harvie in 1966, the collection of Glenbow Museum contains more than a million artworks and exhibits. One of the largest museums in Western Canada, it strives to represent the art, culture, and history of this corner of the world. Explore the museum's numerous permanent and temporary exhibitions, showcasing something for everyone, from art and historical exhibits, to minerals and artifacts. Visit the cultural display to gain insight into the people and culture of Western Canada, inspect interesting items made by the indigenous people of North America, or admire the large collection of military objects from all over the world. Arrange to visit Glenbow Museum and other attractions in Calgary using our Calgary trip itinerary website.
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  • Wonderful museum located in the heart of downtown. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Glenbow. Excellent displays of art, rocks and minerals, and western Canadian history.  more »
  • Parking across street is economical and convenient. Reception staff friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The first floor displayed some interesting artwork, including a section on the 'unusual'. what....  more »
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  • Impressive museum in downtown Calgary, with 4 floors of beautiful history and arts! You can learn about the history of Calgary and Alberta, and the Blackfoot people and their culture as well. There are also temporary exhibits, with Christian Dior on display at one of the exhibits right now. Their weekday hours don’t accommodate people with regular working hours but if you catch their free entrance+extended hours 5-9pm every first Thursday of the month, it makes for a great date night, or even with family or friends. Just be prepared that the museum is packed during those times and the lines may be long for bag check as you *must* check in all large backpacks.
  • A beautiful museum full of history and cool exhibits! Very impressive and multiple floors to spread out. First Thursday of every month is free for anyone to visit and is a must do for all! Perfect for date night and hours are extended that night. Special traveling exhibits often and amazing local history as well. Hands on for some of it and some are look only but all cool! I loved the mineral exhibit on the top floor. So cool! Parking downtown is always a nightmare trying to find free on the street so I recommend paying the 5 dollars for indoor parking across the road after 5:30 on the free night. Parking on the street is free after 5:30 but can cost more in gas driving in circles to find a space. Friendly people and staff is great!

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