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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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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What's on

  • Jul

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    Tuesday

    July 21, 2015

    2015 Folk Boot Camp at NMC

    10 am or 2pm (workshop dependent)

    $160 per workshop or $270 for two

  • Jun

    19

    Friday

    June 19, 2015

    RBC presents NMC Summer Sessions Boogie-Woogie and Bop: Music and Movement for Preschool

    10:15 am, 2:00 pm

    This event is SOLD OUT

  • Jun

    18

    Thursday

    June 18, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Boogie-Woogie and Bop: Music and Movement for Preschool

    10:45 am, 2:00 pm

    This event is SOLD OUT

  • 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

    20

    Saturday

    June 20, 2015

    RBC Presents NMC Summer Sessions Female Vocal Workshop for Beginners with Allison Lynch

    10:00 am

    $30 per person/$35 for workshop and film package

  • 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