Dates: September 5, 2019 – January 5, 2020
In celebration of Country Music Week coming to Calgary for a record-breaking 9th year, we have country-fied our exhibits with a limited edition tour featuring artifacts from the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame collection.
Starting on September 5, 2019, visitors will receive a free copy of the Homegrown Country Self-Guided Tour with admission. This limited edition tour guide can be used by visitors to explore all 5 levels of Studio Bell through the distinct lens of Canadian country music and history. Artifacts included on the tour will be branded with the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame icon seen here. The tour is expected to take one hour and is recommended for those ages 12 and up.
Explore the Top Ten Hits of NMC's collection of rare instruments, artifacts, and music technology on display within the stunning architecture of Studio Bell. A live demonstration by a talented tour guide will take you "Behind the Glass" bringing NMC's exhibitions to life.
Tours can be purchased at the Visitor Experience desk inside Studio Bell. For more information, please call 403-543-5115.
|Wednesday to Friday||2:00 pm|
|Saturday and Sunday||11:00 am and 2:00 pm|
|Youth (ages 3 - 12)||$12|
Ticket prices include a guided tour and same-day general admission to Studio Bell. All Guided Tours are dependent on tour guide's availability and subject to change.
*NMC Members must go to front desk to receive their free ticket(s).
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 and 3:00 pm*|
* Kimball Theatre Organ demonstrations are included with your admission. All demonstrations are dependent on musician availability and subject to change.