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Albuquerque Museum

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Address: 2000 Mountain Rd NW, In the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque, NM 87104-1459
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+1 505-243-7255
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features...

The city's rich heritage is the focus at this museum, which features exhibits depicting the art, history and culture of the Southwest.

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Great way to spend a couple of hours in ABQ

I found this museum to be very enjoyable. Preferred it to the Natural History Museum. Great lay out, interesting topics, exhibits, and displays. VERY inexpensive. The outside... read more

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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found this museum to be very enjoyable. Preferred it to the Natural History Museum. Great lay out, interesting topics, exhibits, and displays. VERY inexpensive. The outside statues alone are worth a stop.

Thank dawnlangl
Roseville, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes this is on the list of things to do, but how many Art Museums can you see on one trip and after you visited Santa Fe the day before? Well, this one needs to be on your list. If you enjoy art and especially when that art can be generally tied to locational theme this is your place. Our... More 

Thank alan g
Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the entire museum, with its varied collection. However, the real star of the show was the special exhibit on films and TV shows that are shot in NM. There is quite a history of films being made here, going all the way back to the silent film era. We are big Longmire and Breaking Bad fans, so it... More 

Thank Edward Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful selection of art and great interactive exhibits on the history of this great city. Special exhibit on film in New Mexico was especially interesting.

1 Thank kmbwp
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the special exhibit of movies filmed in the state with poster and video clips. We bought the book about the exhibit and plan to see some of them.

Thank AnnC576
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So unexpected to find such a well presented and beautifully run museum close to the Old Town. Great section on the film industry in New Mexico which has been the base for a large number of fiolms, and not only westerns

1 Thank Dudley M
Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and had time to spare before heading to the airport. My husband saw there was an exhibit on movies made in New Mexico so we walked over. The museum is nicely constructed, well lit and spacious. The admission is very inexpensive. The exhibit on films was very much fun and informative. The cafe is nice too.... More 

Thank Sh59l1h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum was rented out for a special event which I attended. The staff was friendly. There is a very nice small gift shop. The New Mexico art collection was very good. The museum is pretty small, but nicely done.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were actually walking to another museum when we saw the life-sized sculptures and other large art at the Albuquerque Museum. We decided to go there instead and we were so impressed. There museum is divided into 5-6 sections that you wander through at your pace. I learned about Albuquerque's history through several life-size exhibits that you... More 

Thank veronetravis
Corrales, New Mexico
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were hosting out of town friends who expressed an interest in seeing the museum and thought we would only spend a short time there. We ended up spending three hours in the museum and eating lunch in the museum cafe. Good permanent exhibits and traveling exhibit on woodcuts. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of the... More 

Thank Michael M

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