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

134 11 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 0X5
403.543.5115 Map Directions More Information

Public Tours
Sundays 1:30 pm
$10 Adults
$8 Students & Seniors

FREE first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm

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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.

Learning at NMC

Learning at NMC is fun! Using music as an entry point, we encourage ongoing curiosity through exploration, expression, and dialogue.

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

  • Sept



    600 guests will gather for a one-of-a-kind musical experience featuring amazing cuisine, interactive exhibitions and inspiring music, including a special performance by Juno and CCMA award-winning artist Johnny Reid.


    Tickets are $250 and include gourmet food stations, valet parking and entertainment, including a performance from Johnny Reid.

    Saturday September 20th
  • Sept



    For adventurous young DIY'ers who want to cruise the universe of strange sounds and bring home their very own homemade theremin: perfect for confusing your pets or composing your own theme song.

    10:00 am @ National Music Centre, 134 11 Ave. SE

    $25 per participant, pre-registration required

  • Sep



    Touring the National Music Centre collection has something for everyone. Musicians will revel at the opportunity to play some of the rarest instruments in the world.


    $10 Adults, $8 Students & Seniors