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Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre Tours

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is a state-of-the-art cultural center in Calgary. Spanning 160,000 square feet (14,865 square meters), the architecturally notable center includes a museum, performance hall, live music venue, recording studios, radio station, classrooms, and media center.
 
The Basics
Explore on your own, or join a guided tour to see 20-plus exhibitions across five levels that tell the story music in Canada. See a collection of rare instruments, artifacts, and memorabilia; try interactive installations; test out an instrument, sing in a vocal booth, or mix a track. Celebrate the icons in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame; or catch a performance or live event.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Studio Bell is a must-visit for music lovers.
  • Book admission tickets in advance for ease.
  • Paid guided tours are available daily and last around one hour.
  • Start at the Drop-in Zone on the first level to help plan your visit.
  • Studio Bell is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for rent.
  • There’s a cafe and gift shop on-site.
 
How to Get There
Studio Bell is located in the East Village neighborhood of Calgary. The closest LRT station is City Hall. A number of buses stop nearby, including bus Nos. 1 and 305. The center is located directly on Calgary’s bike path system, and bike racks are available along the sidewalk next to the building. Paid parking lots are available near the building for motor vehicles.
 
When to Get There

Studio Bell is open daily in summer and Wednesday to Sunday the rest of the year, with holiday closures on Christmas, New Year's Day, and Easter Monday. Guided tours and demonstrations of the Kimball Theatre Organ take place once a day during the week and twice a day on weekends.
 
Studio Bell Highlights

Some of the highlights of the Studio Bell collection include the TONTO (The Original New Timbral Orchestra), one of the largest analog synthesizers in the world, which was used by Stevie Wonder and The Isley Brothers to record albums; the RSM (Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio), which was used by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple to record albums; and one of Elton John’s pianos.
Address: 850 4 St SE, Calgary T2G 0L8, Canada
Admission: Varies
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Studio Bell General Admission: Home of the National Music Centre

Studio Bell General Admission: Home of the National Music Centre

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Visit Studio Bell in Calgary, the home of the National Music Centre. The attraction opened in 2016 with five floors of music focused and interactive exhibits--it's like a music festival in a museum. In addition to the museum dedicated to Canadian music icons, Studio Bell houses the impressive Kimball Theatre Organ, over 22 stages and studio spaces, and the opportunity for visitors to try their hand at being a musician themselves.
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Calgary Bow River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure

Calgary Bow River Valley 90-Minute Segway Adventure

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Cruise effortlessly through Calgary and discover its beauty in on this 90-minute Segway tour. In a short period of time, glide through the city’s downtown and see Calgary’s beautiful river valley. Admire the Bow River and the Trans Canada Trail — the longest continuous trail in North America — as well as St Patrick's Island, Fort Calgary, and Inglewood. This Calgary Segway tour is limited to just seven people, ensuring a more memorable experience.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre costs USD 16.30. Guided Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre tours start around USD 16.30 per person. See all 1 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre tickets and tours on Viator.
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