We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Los Alamos Historical Museum

Address: 1050 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Phone Number: 505 662 4493
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hotels near Los Alamos Historical Museum

Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
los alamos
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From the outside the place looks tiny and you think, "a museum? Really?" What's inside is wow-worthy. It covers an unknown history of our country, and gives you a view of what it was really like to live in this isolated top secret village. It presents a surprisingly complete geologic history of the area, the wildlife, the prehistoric cultures, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Superior, CO
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our family of four (including young Developmentally Disabled child in a wheelchair and science and history enthusiast nine year-old) had a great little visit to this great little museum. It's ADA Accessible (a plus!) and well laid-out. The setting is also gorgeous and adds to the overall appeal and history. It's a relatively brief time investment and so recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Small and unassuming museum from the outside, but pulls you into the Manhatten Project and our atomic bomb history. Has everything from the geological history to copy of Einstein letter to the President letting him know that this was critical to the development of a new type of weapon that the Germans were already developing in WWII.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We loved this one. Compared to the Bradbury, this one is smaller and, in several respects better curated and better laid out. Yes, the material is different, and both museums are excellent, so be sure to see both.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

As one reviewer put it, "Amazing collection frozen in time." Put aside whether you agree or disagree with nuclear weapons or not, this museum effectively informs the visitor what happened there, why it happened, and the sacrifices both workers and families made in the race to develop an atomic bomb before our enemies did during WWII. Coincidentally, we happen to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This place is worth a stop, in fact if your in Los Alamos and dont stop here your missing out. So many artifacts from the birth of the atomic age, where they built the first bombs!! Panoramic views of ground zero, and a ceramic watch face that melted from atomic fire, over 5,000 degrees!! There are so many amazing things... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Went with friends from area a lot of local history from them and the museum. Loved the fall out shelter, the Santa Fe sensor address, period details! Many pictures. Especially liked the Boy Scout memorabilia. Friendly staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was a smaller museum easily visited in 1/2 day. Two really good movies about the history of the Atom bomb. Very educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A fascinating look at what really went on during WWII and what is happening now since the war. Great videos to watch and displays to see. Many are interactive. Gives prespective to our history

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice little museum, knowledgeable staff, great book store. Free! Children's displays. Really take time to look at the displays, there is wealth of information there!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Los Alamos Historical Museum also viewed


Been to Los Alamos Historical Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Los Alamos Historical Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?