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Address: 1111 University Blvd, At Unm (Anthropology Building), Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: 505 277 4405
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Description: Exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a...
Exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world, with a special emphasis on the cultural heritage of the Southwest.
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Little but mighty museum of anthropology

This little museum is difficult to find but well worth the effort - even google maps shows it on the wrong side of the street. BUT find it, you can and it doesn't need to take... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2014
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What a great find in the midst of the UNM campus and within the Anthropology Dept. This active 2 level museum (there was a school group led by a docent while we were there) defied my idea of a dusty academic place. In addition to a wide array of baskets and daily life of the native Americans, there was a... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This little museum is difficult to find but well worth the effort - even google maps shows it on the wrong side of the street. BUT find it, you can and it doesn't need to take too much of your time. The vignette of the southwest showing the development of the southwest pueblo culture was especially well done and the... More 

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Warrensburg MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We haven't been here for several years, but always find it fascinating. The permanent exhibit on excavations, pottery and pre-contact civilizations always take a while. This year the temporary exhibit was on New Mexico's acequias, cooperative irrigation methods dating from Spanish colonial times. It is a bit out of the way, but we don't remember having a real problem finding... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The museum is located in the Anthropology Building close to the Chapel Building. They offer a free visitors parking pass (or you can pay for parking on the other side of campus, which is $1.75/hr).

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you want to understand more about the history and culture of the Native Americans in the southwest, and particularly those in New Mexico, you cannot do better than a visit to the Maxwell. Well designed and carefully labeled exhibits illustrated with incredibly fine artifacts tell the story of the Indian experience in an easy to understand manner. Fantastic gift... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Although a bit hard to find, the museum itself is awesome. The exhibits on the southwest are excellent. There is a lot of reading, but you learn a lot. There is also a good selection of pottery and lithics on display as well as an interesting mock archaeology dig to explain about the archaeological process. This museum also has one... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

One of the most interesting small museums we've ever visited - great exhibits and very interesting artifacts. Could have spent much more time there. A must-see on the UNM campus.

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Belen, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

As a student of UNM I worked at the Maxwell for a summer and while it was not my sort of interest I did find the exhibits they had to be very informative. The permanent stuff wasn't that great but the traveling stuff was very cool to see. I met many people from around the world to come see the... More 

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Bernalillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

It was not what I expected. If you read the signs, you will truly learn about NM anthropology.

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Robina, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We drove around for @ least an hour looking for this place. Asked a number of folk on campus & no one had ever heard of the place. The GPS obviously had us close, but not close enough Extremely disappointed as this museum would have cemented our NM visit & real interest in the history of the peoples & the... More 

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Additional Information about Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

Address: 1111 University Blvd, At Unm (Anthropology Building), Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: 505 277 4405
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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