Shroud Exhibit and Museum

Shroud Exhibit and Museum, Alamogordo: Hours, Address, Shroud Exhibit and Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shroud Exhibit and Museum
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Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Non-profit 501-c-3 NM corporation formed to educate the public concerning the Shroud of Turin and the connection to New Mexico history through the world's largest scientific expedition ever launched to study a single artifact, which began in NM because of a proof developed in NM in 1976. Our mission is to make the Shroud of Turin an experience available to everyone through facts, exhibits and research. The exhibit features a full-size color scientific grade image of the Shroud and the only interactive 3D exhibit using a VP-8 Image analyzer, as well as recent 3D works by Dr. Petrus Soons. With the exception of the Covid-19 restrictions, open Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sat 1-5PM, Sunday 2-4PM. Multilingual exhibits and movies available.
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,305 contributions
Oct 2021
This museum seems out of place in Alamogordo, but if you have a few minutes,do stop in. I enjoyed the presentation on the history of the shroud and the scientific efforts taken to document its age. There is a small gift shop with some interesting things including hand-crocheted afghans for a very reasonable price. About a 1/2hour visit is about right.
Written October 1, 2021
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We are so glad you could stop by and enjoyed your visit. We try very hard to make the Shroud accessible to everyone, and we even have a tactile model for those who have difficulty seeing.
Written March 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

djlovemexico
Waite Park, MN28 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
We found a pamphlet for this place at the Alamogordo Visitors' Center. When we arrived at the White Sands Mall to visit at 1:00 p.m. we found the museum closed for lunch so we did some window shopping and returned. We are so glad we did!
The free museum was staffed by two gentlemen that personally showed us around. Turns out that the 1973(?) examination of the Shroud was led by a team of scientists from New Mexico and one of our guides was responsible for providing some of the equipment used to test the fabric. There is a photographic replica of the Shroud at the museum and several pieces of equipment that allow you to see the results of the experiments that were performed on it. All of this was personally explained by our guide!
We spent about 1-1/2 hours here, and were amazed by the exhibit and the personal attention we received. A few weeks after our visit the Shroud was in the news again, and the information on TV confirmed what we were told at the museum. Skeptic or believer, this is a worthwhile activity while in the Alamogordo area!
Written April 4, 2013
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babslicon
Phoenix, AZ47 contributions
Mar 2013
I have no words but only that it is surreal that something like this occured......you must see this museum.........your children and your childrens chidren must see this and we must never let this history die.............!
Written May 23, 2013
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Beverly B
Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Friends
Found out about this exhibit/museum looking for something to do in Alamogordo or Ruidoso area while planning a day trip with friends. Both couples are Catholic and our spouses are Deacons in the church, so I suggested we go here. None of us had heard about the museum or the New Mexico connection to all the scientific research related to the Shroud. The Deacon that was there showed us the short informational video, and then answered our questions, we ended up spending 2 hours, and left with a ton of information to digest, both scientific and spiritual. It was well worth the trip and the time we spend there. If you are going to be in the area please take the time to see this museum, you won't be disappointed.
Written October 26, 2013
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DSP
Silver City, New Mexico4 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
This is one of the most fascinating museums in New Mexico; it is in the White Sands Mall in Alamogordo, NM. The Shroud of Turin is actually a special part of New Mexico's own history, and it was part of the Centennial celebration last year, with speakers from all over the world. It was in Albuquerque that the Shroud of Turin Project began, and the famous project itself included many scientists from Los Alamos! Plus, the research is ongoing, so New Mexico is still part of the Shroud.

The museum's founder, Peter Schumacher, was the original VP-8 image analyzer production engineer during the 1970s. He gives great tours and explains how the VP-8 was involved in the early studies of the Shroud. You can even try the machine yourself, because the museum holds one of the few left in the world. He is glad to answer any questions.

There is a life-size photo of the Shroud under special lighting, so it feels like you are looking at the original. There are also several "3-D" pictures of the Shroud, developed by Dr. Petrus Soons (who himself comes up from South America to give presentations)--and you have to wear the 3-D glasses to view these so that they seem to come alive. Kids will love this especially!

Other distinguished guests come throughout the year, including the Shroud of Turin Project's Dr. John Jackson, Dr. Eric Jumper, and the shroud.com founder Barrie Schwortz. Wow, these presentations are historical, and well worth planning for!

This place is magical. Personally, I believe I am looking at the face of God when I see these beautiful photos of the Shroud of Turin. Prepare to be amazed.

As for the White Sands Mall, it is a lot of fun and the food is fantastic. There are 2 Chinese buffet-style cafes, and I also like Juan's Cactus Café, which is a New Mexico original.
Written August 14, 2013
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Rosanne R
Santa Fe, NM56 contributions
Apr 2014 • Business
We had some time on our hands on Friday, April 4th, when we first arrived in Alamogordo for a speaking and book signing engagement. Once we settled into the hotel, we looked at Trip Advisor for suggestions on local attractions to visit. We thought the Shroud Exhibit sounded very interesting. What a special treat! Pete, the person responsible for the creation and management of the museum and Sharon the volunteer we met there were inspiring to us! We were so surprised to hear about the New Mexico Scientist's expedition to the Shroud of Turin in the late 70s. We were amazed at the scientific detail and actual replica of a 3D image of the shroud allowing to actually see Jesus inside the shroud!. You must see this exhibit! Don't miss it! Phil and Rosanne Archuletta, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Written April 6, 2014
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Huskerredhead22
Nebraska118 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
You can find this small but very worthwhile in the mall at Alamogordo. Go into Penney's from the parking lot and head right for the entrance into the mall hallway. It is the first place on the right in the hallway. Staff is very friendly and knowledgable and there are a lot of small exhibits relating to the shroud, but the most impressive is the back- lighted life size photograph which is displayed on one wall. They have padded church pews so you can sit and reflect as you view the shroud and also watch a short video explaining how science has corroborated the biblical aspects of Jesus' death and burial. There are some items you can purchase but we just left a small donation in the jar. I hope more people avail themselves of the opportunity to visit this wonderful museum. Alamogordo has so many fine places to visit. This should also be one of them!
Written February 28, 2014
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Brice789
Sahuarita, AZ21 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
This is a treasure of international interest and the subject of many documentaries. I had seen most of them and personally believed in the authenticity of the shroud after seeing them. I learned so much more in my visit that it further confirmed my belief that the shroud is in deed the burial cloth of Jesus. The very knowledgeable volunteers deliver the factual scientific evidence and historical information in a compelling way. Our kids (8, 12 and 14) were all engaged for the 90 minutes of our visit. Given the quality of this reproduction of the actual shroud and the other photographic and digital renderings the experience is actually superior to viewing the real thing. I wish we lived closer so we could take friends and members from our church.
Written December 23, 2013
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Blessedad
Amarillo, TX3 contributions
May 2014
Thanks Trip Advisor! Pete was great. I feel like I've met a new friend. Pete knows his stuff. If your sceptical go any way. It's very interesting, and a great place to visit. We went after watching a matinee -God Is Not Dead. I appreciate the fact that this exhibit is free.
Written May 2, 2014
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Minnie V
Alamogordo73 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
It is located in the White Sands Mall next to J.C. Pennies. I found it very interesting. It is a large replica of the Shroud of Turin. The personnel do an outstanding job of explaining the facts about the shroud . The original is located in Turin, Italy.
Written April 17, 2014
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Shroud Exhibit and Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Tue 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Thu - Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM