Museums in Calgary

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Calgary features a large number of interesting museums to visit. Explore this region's colourful history, you won't be disappointed.

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YouthLink Calgary - The Calgary Police Interpretive Centre .

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This educational centre puts crime under the microscope and is designed to “tell it like it is” about crime. Junior detectives can match wits with interactive computer/video displays, sit at the wheel of a computer-equipped police car and try on police uniforms. Call for hours. $5 adults, free youth. At the City Hall C-Train stop. Tel: 1 403 206-4566 Address: 2nd level, 316 - 7 Ave SE Calgary

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tel:403-206-4566
openingHours:Mon 9:30am - 4pm Sat 12pm - 4pm July & August: Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm Sat 12pm - 4pm
url:www.youthlinkcalgary.com
address:316 - 7 Ave SE Calgary AB
email:pol11014@calgarypolice.ca

Museum of the Regiments .

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Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990, this is the largest military museum in Western Canada. Indoor exhibitions depict the history of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), the Calgary Highlanders, the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and the King’s Own Calgary Regiment. Outside, view vintage tanks and carriers. To Mar 31 Memento Mori Drawings depicting Canada’s merchant navy and Royal Canadian Navy by Canadian artist Jack Nichols. Daily 10 am - 4 pm, closed Wed. Free. Donations accepted. Call for group tours. Bus #20 stops at Flanders Ave, walk one more..

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Glenbow Museum .

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Permanent displays document the history of western Canada including native history and culture, European settlement, building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Museum open Sat to Wed 9 am - 5 pm, Thur and Fri to 9 pm. Library and Archives Tues to Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat 1 pm - 5 pm. Museum shop open Sat to Wed 9:30 am - 5:30 pm, Thur and Fri to 9 pm. Admissions $8 adults, $6 sen/stu, $4 youth (6 - 12), under 6 free, $25 family (max 2 adults, 4 children), $2 Sunday morning special (9 am - noon), Thur and Fri adults, stu/sen $5 from 5 pm - 9 pm. Two blocks south of C-Train line. more..

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Fort Calgary Historic Park .

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In 1875 the North West Mounted Police crossed the Bow River to build Fort Calgary. Today, the fort is being reconstructed, by local volunteers using period tools, in its original strategic position where the Bow and Elbow Rivers meet. Set on 40 acres of riverside park, the site also includes an interpretive centre and the Deane House Historic Site & Restaurant. Experience hands-on history and learn the stories of the site, settlement and people of Calgary. Opening May 1, 2000. Daily 9 am - 5 pm. 750 - 9 Ave SE. 290-1875. Bus #1 or #411 from downtown. Tel: (403) 290-1875 Fax: more..

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Olympic Hall of Fame & Museum .

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A tribute to Canada’s winter Olympians, the museum features three floors of Olympic highlights: Olympic Challenge Gallery with interactive video displays can be found on the third level; the second floor features an exhibit Blades, Boards and Broomsticks: The Newest Olympic Winter Sports; plus films, bobsleigh and ski jump simulators on the main level. Daily 10 am - 5 pm. Self guided tour is $5 individual, $18 family. Grand Olympic Tour $10 adult, $28 families, children under four free. Bus #408 from Bow Tr and 33 St SW, check 262-1000 for times. Tel: 1 403 247-5452 Fax: 1 more..

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Grain Academy .

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The Alberta Wheat Pool’s museum features a model train display depicting the movement of grain from the prairies through the Rockies to Vancouver, a working model grain elevator, films and other artifacts describing the history of grains up to the present. Open year round Mon to Fri 10 am - 4 pm. Free. Parking on Stampede Grounds $4.50. Anderson C-Train to Victoria Park/Stampede stop. Tel: 1 403 263-4594 Address: Plus 15 Level, Roundup Centre, Stampede Park

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Aerospace Museum of Calgary

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Visit the Aero Space Museum — a living history documenting aviation in Canada.
Learn the stories of the trailblazers who dreamt of flight. Discover the pioneers who adapted aircraft for trade and recreation. Be inspired by the heroes who fought for Canada from the skies or, by the adventurers who set their sights to outer space.

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tel:(403) 250-3752
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url:www.asmac.ab.ca
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Naval Museum of Alberta .

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This museum tells the story of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Exhibits include naval fighter aircraft such as the Supermarine Seafire, the Hawker Sea Fury and the McDonnell F2H3 Banshee, plus ship models, uniforms, pictures and photographs and the only operative submarine periscope in Canada overlooking downtown Calgary. Off-hour tours available on request. Tues to Fri 1 - 5 pm; weekends and hols 10 am - 6 pm. $5 adults, $3 sen/stu, $2 child , $12 family. Bus #32 Killarney from 7 Ave and 8 St SW. Tel: 1 403 242-0002 Address: 1820 - more..

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Nickle Arts Museum .

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To Spring 2000 Women in Profile: famous, fabulous & forgotten Coinage depicting women throughout history. China Through the Eye of the Coin Coins from the collection of Garth Wright. To Mar 4 Sandra Vida: Kitchen Freedom Multi-media installation by this Calgary artist. To April 15 Calgary Modern 1947 - 1967 An exhibit exploring Calgary’s architectural heritage. March 3 - May 14 Marcel Barbeau: Episodes Along the River A retrospective of this Canadian artist’s abstract paintings. April 28 - June 16 Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduating Exhibition Works spanning a wide range of more..

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Pioneer Acres Museum .

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The museum has one of the largest exhibits of antique farm machinery used by the pioneers of western Canada. Also a 1914 home, a blacksmith shop and the Women's World building featuring artifacts from the early part of the 20th century. Visit the gift shop. May 29 Model and Toy Show. Aug 6, 7 and 8 Annual Show Includes an antique tractor pull; admission $7(trailor parking). July 24 Horse Driving Competition. Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 & under free. Daily 9 am - 5 pm May 1 to Sept 30. Tel: 1 403 935-4357 Fax: 1 403 935-4375 Address: 45 minutes northeast of more..

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Glenbow Museum .

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To Mar 12 Connections to Collections: Sophia Isajiw A multi-media installation using pieces from the museum’s collection. To May 22 Face Forward: 6 Canadians Confront the Millennium. Prominent Canadians Bret Hart, Tom Jackson, Peter Lougheed, Carol Shields, David Suzuki and Pamela Wallin create individual exhibits. Openings: Dwelling in the 21st Century Privacy, domesticity and our relationship with the outside world are explored by the faculty and students of the University of Calgary Architecture Program. It’s About Time An exhibit examining the measurement and perception more..

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Aero Space Museum of Calgary

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Aircraft, aeronautical engines and artifacts trace the history of the aviation industry from one of Calgary’s first airplanes, the “West Wind” in 1914, to today’s jets. The exhibit History of Flight explores the human quest for flight. On-going restoration work is on view in the hangar. $6 adults; $3.50 stu/ sen; $2 child, family $15. Bus #57 from the Whitehorn C-Train stop.

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tel:1 403 250-3752
openingHours:Daily 10 am - 5 pm.
address:4629 McCall Way NE

Beiseker Station Museum .

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The museum is in a former CPR rail station with the town office and library. See homestead artifacts, a furnished bedroom and kitchen, and old-time musical items. Year-round, wkdys 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with extended summer hours; free. Main St. Tel: 1 403 947-3774 or 947-3739

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