The National Music Centre amplifies the love, sharing, and understanding of music.

134 11 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5
403.543.5115
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Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Exhibitions

What if visiting a museum was as exciting as going to a music festival? That sense of excitement, discovering new artists, hearing new sounds and celebrating with friends, this is the approach NMC is taking to developing the exhibitions for our new building. Learn More

  • We’re excited to reveal this sneak-peek video showing one floor of what our new exhibitions spaces will be like.

Schools

NMC is preparing to move into a new 160,000 square foot facility in Calgary's East Village. In 2015, we are bringing our musicians and instruments right to your classroom with new in-school programs!

Our Collection

There are over 2,000 artifacts in NMC’s collection, which represent the history of music technology and tell the story of music in Canada.

Support NMC

There is an urgent need to preserve and celebrate our music history. If we don’t share these stories, who will?

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question about who we are and what we do? We’ve got answers.

What's on

  • Jul

    3

    Friday

    July 03, 2015

    Stomp and Strum 2015

    1:00pm

    Admission by donation. Please RSVP.

  • Jul

    21

    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC: Here A Song, There A Song with Jim Bryson

    10am

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jul

    21

    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC: Where the Songs Begin with Oh Susanna

    2pm

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jul

    21

    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC: How to Avoid Cliches and Confuse People with Robyn Hitchcock

    2pm

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jul

    21

    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC: Free Your Voice in Harmony with Scarlett Jane

    10 am

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jul

    21

    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC: Guitars Without Borders with Kim Churchill

    2pm

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jun

    20

    Saturday

    June 20, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Listening Party with Tommy Banks, Kodi Hutchinson and Mike Murley

    5:30 pm

    $10 or $8 for students and seniors, $12 at the door

  • Jun

    17

    Wednesday

    June 17, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Artist Master Class and Descarga with Ignacio Berroa and Hilario Durán

    7:30 pm

    Advance: $10 or $8 for students and seniors, $12 at the door

  • Jun

    16

    Tuesday

    June 16, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Afro-Cuban Jazz and Beyond: Performance and Presentation with Ignacio Berroa and Hilario Durán

    7:30 pm

    Advance: $10 or $8 for students and seniors, $12 at the door

  • Jun

    20

    Saturday

    June 20, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Film Screening: Lady Sings the Blues

    5:00 pm

    $10 regular/$8 for students and seniors at the door