There’s a reason why museums continue to be a top attraction for tourists and locals and hold a special place in our hearts. It’s not because they help you uncover the rich history of a place. But because they do so in a fun, immersive way with their fascinating models, artifacts, exhibits and more. And The Military Museums of Calgary has mastered this art like no other.
As the second largest military museum in Canada, The Military Museums is a treasure trove of captivating exhibits and objects. Within its mind-boggling 150,000 sq. ft display area, the museum houses eight separate museums, each showcasing a distinct facet of military, navy, and air force history. That is precisely why every visit here promises a brand-new adventure. And also why we never tire of revisiting the place.
But hold on tight, because this summer, they are upping the ante and giving us more reasons to revisit with a lineup of exciting summer events. Take a look–
Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 18th, 2023, as the museum is set to revive its much-awaited Father’s Day celebration. After all, the fascination dads have with tales of warfare and weaponry, is hard to deny. And the museum just gave us a fail-proof gift idea. Besides, spending the day with Dad at a place he genuinely enjoys is a surefire way to make memories. And a very cost-effective one too. To celebrate dads, The Military Museums will let them go in for FREE!
Summer Walking Tours
Ready to embark on a journey through the past and future of Currie Barracks? Led by knowledgeable museum interpreters, this guided walk through the Currie community highlights all the historical sites and intriguing stories & facts about the area. The excursion culminates at Veranda at The Stables, where hosts from Vaycay Brewery and Burwood Distillery will offer an exclusive 30-minute inside tour of the remarkable D4 Stables building. And on the way out, grab a tasty snack at the Veranda!
Prepare to witness history come alive at the Summer Skirmish event hosted by the museum on Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th. This action-packed weekend will transport you through nearly 2000 years of warfare, as skilled re-enactors and demonstrators showcase gripping battle re-enactments and captivating demonstrations. From Viking raids to medieval duels, gladiatorial combat to musketry skills and cannonades, there is a wide array of thrilling exhibitions to experience.
So, head down to The Military Museums of Calgary this summer and immerse yourself in a world of excitement, discovery, and endless adventure. We’ll probably bump into you at one of these events!