The six most interesting museums in Calgary

Calgary is a city with a rich history and boasts a wealth of high-quality museums and exhibitions. For a thought-provoking and enlightening experience, spend time at the six most interesting museums in Calgary.

Glenbow Museum

130 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

For half a century, the Glenbow Museum has been offering Calgarians and visitors with a look into the art, culture and history of the surrounding area. The Glenbow showcases exhibitions documenting the history of southern Alberta, as well as exhibitions featuring art and artifacts from around the world. Permanent exhibitions at the Glenbow include Many Faces, Many Paths: Art of Asia, Warriors: A Global Journey Through Five Centuries and Where Symbols Meet: A Celebration of West African Achievement.

Studio Bell Home of the National Music Centre

850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0L8

The most recently constructed Calgary museum, Studio Bell was built to tell the story of Canadian music. Its five floors contain exhibitions that celebrate Canadian music icons through interactive activities and 22 different stages. Visit Studio Bell to learn more about Canada’s diverse music scene, with impressive tributes to many artists you’ve heard of and some you haven’t. You'll get to rock out, sing along and feel like you're at a music festival.

The Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2T 5J4

War history buffs will absolutely love spending a few hours at the Military Museums of Calgary. Even the average visitor won't be able to help being drawn into the victories and tragedies of the Canadian armed forces during major conflicts such as the First and Second World Wars. The Military Museums are made up of eight different museums brought together under one roof, giving you plenty to explore and learn about.

Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3

If antique vehicles are more your style, then you need to visit the Gasoline Alley Museum in Calgary's Heritage Park Historical Village. The Gasoline Alley Museum brings the 1930s, 40s and 50s alive with its collection of old cars and other oil and gas antiques. Step into the museum's immersive industrial design and follow the story of the societal changes brought on by the automobile.

The Hangar Flight Museum

4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8A5

Located near the Calgary International Airport, The Hangar Flight Museum – formerly called the Aero Space Museum of Calgary – seeks to instill its visitors with an appreciation of aircraft. The museum seeks to pay tribute to the aircraft which have allowed us to soar through the skies in the past and to inspire dreams of flight in new generations. You'll get the opportunity to see rare aircraft and hear the stories of the men and women who piloted them.

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