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Firefighters Museum of Calgary

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Address: 4124 11th Street SE | Closed for renovations, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2H2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-246-3322
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Come and experience life as a firefighter as you enter our gallery and...

Come and experience life as a firefighter as you enter our gallery and learn about the history and the longstanding legacy of fighting fires in Calgary and surrounding areas.Established in 1986, the Firefighters Museum of Calgary is home to an extensive collection of firefighting equipment from the early 1900s to the present; including hand drawn, horse drawn and motorized apparatus. There are photographs, artwork, memorabilia, and historical documents dating from the inception of the Calgary Fire Department until now.

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Get excited for the Calgary Firefighter museum's reopening (as of May 2016 their website says: "The Firefighters Museum of Calgary has gone virtual. While we search for a new home... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Get excited for the Calgary Firefighter museum's reopening (as of May 2016 their website says: "The Firefighters Museum of Calgary has gone virtual. While we search for a new home for our museum, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are, what we do, and visit our on-line gallery spaces." In the interim -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

very nice place and this the canada fist firefighters museum of calgary ... there 1947 fire truck it is very nice

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

I really liked the down to earth quality of this museum. The exhibits and history were wonderful, a great place to spend time with family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

It was a cool way to spend an afternoon - saw things I wouldn't have normally considered, laid back atmosphere

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

I have visited a lot of museums across Canada. They have been all sizes and on all subject areas. So I thought I had a pretty good idea what the Firefighters Museum of Calgary would be like: a small museum run by amateurs, with display cases crammed with odds and sods, poorly labelled – if at all. You often find... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Very interesting displays about the history of the Fiirefighting in Calgary. If your kids like fir trucks and what boy doesnt then this is the place for you

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Next to working fire station my son is now 12 but he enjoyed seeing the fire engine go out of the station next door, child friendly ideal age range 7 to 12, staff really good and one gave us a guide tour. Worth the visit

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