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Turquoise Museum

2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
+1 505-247-8650
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Turquoise Experts--Stunning Collection

We were looking for an unusual, yet educational experience, and the Turquoise Museum did not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico

We heard great reviews about the Turquoise Museum so we added it to our trip to Albuquerque. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lomita, California
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2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
West Old Town
+1 505-247-8650
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were looking for an unusual, yet educational experience, and the Turquoise Museum did not disappoint! We were surprised to hear the reason New Mexico is "known" for turquoise--and it's not the quality or quantity! If you plan to buy turquoise--this place is an absolute...More

Thank SueVanB2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard great reviews about the Turquoise Museum so we added it to our trip to Albuquerque. You must make reservations which when the web site is working it is very easy, they do not update the site often, I had to contact them to...More

Thank 707clayg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because of the great ratings on TripAdvisor, we sought this museum out. Road construction was a nightmare but so worth the effort. Jacob, third generation in the family turquoise business was such a treat. He was personable, funny and so extremely knowledgeable. The museum is...More

1  Thank Dld0209
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wasn't on our list to see but we were close by so thought we'd give it a try. The best! we ended up having a tour with the guy that wrote the book on turquoise! Lots of info and made turquoise come alive. It...More

1  Thank Patti S
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is a very interesting museum and well worth a visit if you are at all curious about turquoise. Our group of six was thoroughly enlightened and entertained by Jacob, our third generation guide through this fascinating family-run museum. You will learn a great deal...More

1  Thank MikeSeattle_WA
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Had some friends in town that are very interested in jewelry and in particular turquoise so we decided to visit. Must make a reservation for either an 1100 or 1300 1 hour tour and then about 30 minutes on your own to view all the...More

1  Thank 44dave56
Reviewed 11 April 2017

When you get in the place is surprisingly big. Jacob took the tour and the story behind this place and the history is fascinating. The details and the exhibits are amazing and this family have worked so hard on this project they deserve to be...More

1  Thank sallysboy
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is just across from Old Town. Do not let the fact that this is in a strip mall deter you. This wonderfully rich family run museum is filled with beautiful and educational information about turquoise. They should know, the family has been in...More

2  Thank BagsRPacked16
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit. Guide very knowledgable. Really learned a lot about turquoise and really enjoyed Jacob.

1  Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a quirky little museum, but well worth visiting. We learned a lot about the turquoise business and history. There were a couple of hands-on displays that were entertaining and informative. The rest of the displays were detailed so that one could dig as...More

Thank Bruce S
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Saturday, 4/15/17. Hello Turquoise Museum staff, I would like to know if your two books, 'Turquoise Unearthed - An Illustrated Guide' and 'Turquoise : The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone', by Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P. Lowry are available for purchase at your facility in Albuquerque, NM. If so, what is the cost. Can I order the books from you and have you ship them to me. Can I get autographed copies. Thank you. - Jan, Phoenix, AZ
16 April 2017|
Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
Hi Jan, Yes our gift shop stocks both books. Turquoise Unearthed is $12.95 and Turquoise is $75.00 Our gift shop team is happy to ship, please give them a at 505-247-8650. Jacob Turquoise Museum Manager
How much is the tour per adult? Any senior discount? How long is the tour? Any restaurants nearby that you would recommend?
8 July 2015|
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Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
As others have mentioned our general admission is $10 and we offer a discounted rate of $8 for seniors (55+), military (active, retired, and families with military I.D.), AAA Members, and children under the age of 18. We... More
What is the cost of admission for children ages 3 and under?
21 April 2015|
Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
Tickets for children under the age of four are FREE, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Thanks for you question, Jacob