For those interested in war trivia and collectibles, visit this museum, one of the largest military museum in Western Canada. ... More
Military Museums (The)
For those interested in war trivia and collectibles, visit this museum, one of the largest military museum in Western Canada. Stocked with artillery, planes and fine examples of the Canadian war effort, it includes many interesting rarities and artifacts. Stop by the gift shop and purchase a memento after a tour through the comfortable and well-appointed rooms. In 2007, new construction added a range of attractions, such as the relocated Naval Museum of Alberta , Air Force Museum, expanded archives, an art gallery, and Military History and Strategic Studies Center of Excellence. The museum also offers research facilities in cooperation with the University of Calgary as well as a range of lectures and educational programs. The museum relies heavily on community support to keep in operation, so cash donations can be placed in the drum located at the front entrance.
You can feel the pride in the place!
If you have visited before 2009 it's time to go again! We took our 6 and 10 year-olds there on last June when it had a grand re-opening event. They loved it right down to the art gallery exhibit featuring paintings of by the Group of Seven. They wanted to go home and paint!
The museums have a Birthday Party Program that has been a hit with the kids as well.
On 6 June 2009, the 65th anniversary of D-Day, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex officially opened the new and expanded TMM, which includes the Naval Museum of Alberta, the Air Force Museum of Alberta, the University of Calgary Military Museums Library & Archives, the Founders’ Gallery, the Education Centre, and the Discovery
Centre. On June 6th, 2010, the 66th anniversary of D-Day,The Museums are hosting an anniversary event featuring free admission, prize draws, tours, historical actors, cannon demonstrations, behind the scenes visits, hands-on learning, kid’s activities, and more. We will take the boys again and report update this review.
This museum was bit off the beaten path, but WELL WORTH IT! Even my wife commented that (even though she is not a military history buff) it was one of the best museums she's ever attended.
Great displays, with an impressive display of armor, exhibits and uniforms of Canadian involvement around the world.
Any military historian could easily spend a whole day here. Highly recommended, definite worth return visits!
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