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With a collection of over 1.3 million artifacts and artworks, Glenbow is one of the largest museums in western Canada. Glenbow’s mandate is to celebrate and share the history, creativity and beauty of western Canada. Our exhibitions build bridges between history and the present and showcase art and culture from our own backyard and around the world. At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring.

Feature Exhibitions

Glenbow is never the same place twice. In our feature exhibition galleries you’ll find shows of important cultural history as well as contemporary life and art that will fuel conversation and spark your imagination. Check www.glenbow.org for a list of current exhibitions

Permanent Exhibitions

Mavericks

Meet the fascinating people who shaped Alberta’s history with their ingenuity, ambition and adventurous spirit.

Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life

Experience Blackfoot history, culture and traditions from the perspective of the Blackfoot people.

New Sun Gallery

Enjoy a glimpse into the traditional culture of Canada’s first inhabitants.

Art of Asia

One of North America’s best collections of sacred objects and art from Hindu and Buddhist cultures.

Warriors

First Nations of the Plains, Maoris, Samurai, Medieval Europeans, and contemporary society – compare approaches to war across a broad swath of cultures, past and present.

Mineralogy

From glow-in-the-dark minerals to the world’s oldest rock, uncover the colourful diversity of the mineral world.

Picturing the Northwest

A showcase for the museum’s rich collection of art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Many of these works were originally collected by Glenbow’s founder, Colonel Eric L. Harvie.

 

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Amenities

  • 10 minimum group
  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 2 hr viewing time
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Guided tours
  • MC
  • Recycle
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair access

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Dining

Check out the many delightful restaurants on Calgary's celebrated Stephen Avenue Mall.

No food or drinks are allowed on the exhibition floors.

Affiliations

  • Alberta Motor Association
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Child & Youth Friendly Calgary
  • Canadian Marketing Association
  • National Tour Association

Groups

For groups 10 or more, Glenbow offers a 10% discount (if paid as a group)
For tour operators, the group discount is 15%.
Guided tours are available either pre-booked or through Glenbow's regular programming schedule found in the Calendar of Events (curator-led tours, behind-the-scenes, etc.) Limited availability.
Contact the Bookings Office at bookings@glenbow.org or call (403) 268-4110.

Group Discounts

Guided Tours

Team Building

Washroom Facilities

Number of children for group: 10

chaperones for a Group: 1

Number of Adults for group: 10

Number of Seniours for group: 10

chaperones for a Group:

Education

Celebrate art and culture with our wide variety of programs and special events. Glenbow offers a range of programs for various audiences throughout the year. Visitors can book a tour to go behind-the-scenes in our collections storage, enjoy a guided curator-ledt tour, hear artists in conversation or take in one of our popular lunchtime talks and performances in our theatre or galleries. Visit www.glenbow.org/programs to see what's on.

Glenbow Museum also serves over 55,000 students annually with our school programs that enrich the learning opportunities for students from Kindergarten to Grage 12 at Glenbow, in the community and through interactive videoconferecing. Using Glenbow Museum's collection of art and artifacts, these educational programs support students in learning about the art, history and cultures of Western Canada while also broadening their horizons through international exhibitions and programs. If you're interested in learning more about our school programs visit www.glenbow.org/programs/school/ or call or email the Bookings Office to book a school program at 403.268.4110 or email bookings@glenbow.org

 

Adult Education Classes

Classroom Materials

Cloak Room

Guided Tours

In-house Classroom

Lunch Room

Outreach Program

Study Guides

Teachers Kits

Retail

The Glenbow Museum Shop is know as "Calgary's cultural treasure chest." With hand-crafted jewelry, textiles, greeting cards and books, you'll find something for everyone - even hard-to-buy for family and friends. And when you buy a gift from Glenbow, you're making a gift to Glenbow - all profits from the shop directly support Glenbow Museum operations.

Audio Guide Books

Change Stations

Gift Shop

Guided Tours

Lockers

Restrooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Hours & Admission

Hours

  • Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays (September to June). First Thursday each month, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission

Adult (18-65) $16. Family $40. Youth (7-17) $10. Students (valid ID) $11. Children 6 and under free. Seniors (65+) $11. First Thursday each month, free after 5 p.m.

Meeting Rooms

Room NameAreaLengthWidthCapacity
sq ftsq mftmftmTheatreBanquetClssrmRecpt
Entire Museum 138001282.06 1250
Fourth Level Lobby 2000185.81 100 60 200
Glenbow Theatre 2700250.84 225
Morris Schumiatcher Room 1600148.64 50 35 50 75
Second Level Lobby 5500510.97 150 80 650
Third Level Lobby 2000185.81 325

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