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The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
+1 403-410-2340
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Great History and Batalion Park area

Calgary was a unique player in World wars . Our soldiers contributed a substantial effort and they... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
Calgary, Canada
Fascinating, well put together, even if you're not normally a military history person

I’m not all that much into wars etc. but this museum sounded different from the standard tourist... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Oakland, California
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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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4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 5J4, Canada
+1 403-410-2340
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Calgary was a unique player in World wars . Our soldiers contributed a substantial effort and they were parked / camped in Batalion park area . It is necessary our next generation realise the importance of wars and peace . especially in the wake of...More

Thank Gaucalgary
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I’m not all that much into wars etc. but this museum sounded different from the standard tourist activities so I thought I’d check it out. I loved it! Wow, you could really spend all day in here. Some of the displays are so realistically put...More

1  Thank aloap
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have visited here a few times, and while I enjoyed it the first time... it's not really a place I enjoy visiting time and time again - but I continue to do so for family/friends who visit here and haven't been yet... especially those...More

Thank H0nestH0telReview
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Been to a lot of us and Canadian military museums. This was awesome. We were there for over 2 1/2 hours and could have spent longer. Very well presented and staff very informative and friendly

Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This started out as a small museum for the Calgary army regiments that used to be based across the the street at the Currie Barracks and from the main entrance you might think that the museum is just four small memorabilia collections opening on to...More

1  Thank Kyle O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The collection is quite amazing, the displays well laid out. Sad any of this had to be used in the ffirst place however it is a good reminder of our history and a good reason to not have to go to wars

Thank grassislander
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Tucked away on a corner of an old army base is an excellent, modern museum exploring the military history of Alberta. Formerly the Museum of the Regiments, it has expanded considerably and now has galleries about the RCAF and RCN. The four galleries on the...More

1  Thank postcardwallah
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The larger displays walk the visitor through some of the most devastating, heartrending and yet uplifting experiences in Canadian history.

Thank 331charleneb
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We've been to a number of similar museums, but none that so well depicted the human impact of war. The mannequins and war scenes had a lot of impact. Everything was well displayed and hosts were helpful. Very interesting!

Thank 433corrinne
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I just spent the afternoon with my 10 year old son at the military museum. The exhibits are great and have been presented very well - to show historical military details to young and old. My son liked the full size jet displays the most....More

Thank Dainan T
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