The Military Museums
The Military Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Military Museums. Discover the victories, tragedies, and sacrifices of the Canadian Forces. Experience life at the helm in a Second World War ship's wheelhouse, walk through a First World War trench, and witness a bomber squadron's mission over enemy territory. The Military Museums is dedicated to representing Canada's navy, army, and air force, and educating the public, particularly youth, about Canada's military. Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $5, Youth 7-17 $4, Family $20, Children 6 and under are free. Free admission for veterans and Canadian Forces personnel. Hours: Weekdays 9:00 AM to 5 PM, Weekends & Statutory Holidays 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's day. TMM is a Canadian Forces tri-service history, heritage, art, research, and educational institution. It is composed of the following organizations: * Naval Museum of Alberta * Army Museum of Alberta * Air Force Museum of Alberta * Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum * Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum and Archives * The King's Own Calgary Regiment (Royal Canadian Armoured Corps) Museum * The Calgary Highlanders Regimental Museum and Archives * The University of Calgary Military Museums Library and Archives. The Museum of the Regiments was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 30 June 1990. The Queen Elizabeth II Atrium was dedicated to Her Majesty during the visit of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh on 25 May 2005. The Military Museums was renamed “The Military Museums” (TMM) by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex during the visit of Her Royal Highness on 3 June 2006.TMM’s $18.5 million capital expansion and renovation has seen the facility grow from 52,000 sq ft to 104,000 sq ft, making it the second largest military museum in Canada. The expanded facility is now tri-service and includes the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta and the newly-created Air Force Museum of Alberta.TMM’s education programs are tied in with Alberta’s provincial education curriculum and have won both provincial and national awards of excellence.
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  • gpjjdev
    1 contribution
    Informative and Realistic
    We went to the Military Museum today. What an amazing place to spend a few hours on a cold March day while visiting Calgary. There was so much to see and to be learned. The displays were informative and realistic. You must go and see it for yourself.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written March 11, 2023
  • Kelvin
    Dunedin, New Zealand574 contributions
    Not just for military buffs.
    This is well worth a look on your visit to Calgary. We went through the main display that housed the naval and Air Force displays but ran out of time to get to one hangar that housed Cold War exhibits. There is plenty to see inside and even the tanks and machines outside were interesting and a variety. The staff were welcoming and informative and overall, a great experience.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • MAH-RWC
    Redwood City, California2 contributions
    If you’re in Calgary- GO!
    One could easily spend the whole day; I spent 5 hours and wished i had more time. Great exhibit for the PPCLI, reasonable exhibits for the Calgary Highlanders and the Kings Own Calgary Regt. Strathcona’s Horse was good too - interesting to learn about their formative history and the part the railroad baron David Smith played. The bomber nose art exhibit was great- wish there was more.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Mastachiw
    Allen, Texas319 contributions
    A military Museum worth visiting
    What a place. While we have been to a number of military museums, this one strikes the appropriate balance between education and honoring the people who serve. We spent over 3 hours and did not see it all — there are short movies which really add to the education and help explain many aspects of the different wars that Canadian men and women served. The exhibits really showcased the struggles and Valor of the Canadian military.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 12, 2023
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Mastachiw
Allen, TX319 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
What a place. While we have been to a number of military museums, this one strikes the appropriate balance between education and honoring the people who serve. We spent over 3 hours and did not see it all — there are short movies which really add to the education and help explain many aspects of the different wars that Canadian men and women served. The exhibits really showcased the struggles and Valor of the Canadian military.
Written August 12, 2023
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MAH-RWC
Redwood City, CA2 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
One could easily spend the whole day; I spent 5 hours and wished i had more time.
Great exhibit for the PPCLI, reasonable exhibits for the Calgary Highlanders and the Kings Own Calgary Regt. Strathcona’s Horse was good too - interesting to learn about their formative history and the part the railroad baron David Smith played. The bomber nose art exhibit was great- wish there was more.
Written July 8, 2023
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Kelvin
Dunedin, New Zealand574 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
This is well worth a look on your visit to Calgary. We went through the main display that housed the naval and Air Force displays but ran out of time to get to one hangar that housed Cold War exhibits. There is plenty to see inside and even the tanks and machines outside were interesting and a variety. The staff were welcoming and informative and overall, a great experience.
Written July 4, 2023
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RCollins83
27 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Interesting museum overall. We visited on 1st July and the veterans in the cold war exhibit really made this special though. Amazing people with such interesting stories. Thank you, sirs!
Written July 1, 2023
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savvygourmande
19 contributions
Jun. 2023
Detailed and thoughtful exhibits with just enough facts and human interest content to make the experience both educational and entertaining. Definitely not a glorification of war or militarism.
Written June 10, 2023
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gpjjdev
Dresden, Ontario1 contribution
Mar. 2023 • Family
We went to the Military Museum today. What an amazing place to spend a few hours on a cold March day while visiting Calgary. There was so much to see and to be learned. The displays were informative and realistic. You must go and see it for yourself.
Written March 11, 2023
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bpageski
Atlanta, GA139 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Friends
If you like Military history, this is a must visit attraction. There are a lot of great Army, Airforce and Naval exhibits. The volunteers are passionate and knowledgeable and helpful, which is typical of Calgarians. We got a guided tour of the Cold War exhibits. My dad loved working there. We attended the Nov 11, Remembrance day ceremony. The admissions is donations only. They have a CF16, CF104 plus some propeller Carrier based aircraft. Extremely well done exhibit.
Written November 26, 2022
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Eddie T
Calgary, Canada109 contributions
Aug. 2022
Probably one of the most under-rated attractions of Calgary. This museum is the second largest military museum in Canada and offers a wealth of information about the Canadian military, their missions, and most particularly their involvement in WWI and WWII - at an unbelievably low admission price too!

There are lots of artifacts and items to admire, including real war planes and boats, and very well mounted displays showing, among others, life in the barracks for the soldiers as well as scenes from famous battles of the wars. The Mural of Honour at the very entrance is quite impressive and, thanks to a QR code available on its side, it is possible to learn the history and details about every single individual image that makes up the mural.
Written November 14, 2022
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JPF50
Maidstone, UK114 contributions
Sep. 2022
We discovered the museum when researching things to do in Calgary and it was a real find. It documents the different military services each with their own gallery. There’s a good mix of information, artefacts and realistic displays. There’s so much to see that we couldn’t do it all in our visit of 3 hours.. The volunteers are really knowledgeable and can talk from first hand experience . We were fascinated by the development of the different branches of the services, the part Canada has played in both world wars and the role it has taken through the cold war and as part of NATO. There’s a large hall showcasing planes and munitions and across the car park a large building focussed on the Cold War. There’s a good car park and plentiful washrooms as well as a small gift shop with reasonable prices. It’s one of the best Military Museums we’ve ever been in and as it was so quiet we felt it had t been discovered yet.
Written September 6, 2022
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Mark H
North Bay, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Friends
Calgary Military Museums:
It was a great museum. Detailed and interesting displays and artifacts. A good review of Canada’s Armed Forces from land, sea and air. The staff were really helpful and answered all of our inquiries and questions. Many of them were experienced veterans with their added knowledge and wisdom.
There are many things to see and I wish I had more time there. You need about half a day or more to cover all of the exhibits.
Written August 13, 2022
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