Our guided tours are the perfect way to explore Studio Bell! Meet in Canada Music Square and join one of our musician interpreters on a journey through Studio Bell’s top 10 greatest hits, from amazing artifacts like Elton John’s songwriting piano to awe-striking architectural highlights. Tours are one hour in length and include live demonstrations of rare and interesting instruments from the NMC Collection. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Admission is extra. Tours can be purchased at the Visitor Services desk inside Studio Bell. For more information, please call 403-543-5115.
|Wednesday to Friday||2:00 pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||11:00 am|
|Saturday and Sunday||2:00 pm|
|Children 12 and under||Free!|
One of the largest artifacts in NMC’s collection, the Kimball Theatre Organ is located on Level Three of Studio Bell. This particular theatre organ was manufactured in 1924 by the Kimball Piano and Organ Company to accompany silent films. Its unique electro-pneumatic relay allows various components of the instrument to be placed in different locations!
With the advent of “talkie” films in 1927, the use of the theatre organ declined and many fell into states of disrepair, along with the theatres in which they were housed. Luckily, our Kimball Theatre Organ survived.
|Wednesday to Friday||3:00 pm*|
|Saturday and Sunday||12:00 pm*|
|Saturday and Sunday||3:00 pm*|
* Kimball Theatre Organ demonstrations are included with your admission. All demonstrations are dependent on musician availability and subject to change.