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Telluride Historical Museum

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Address: 201 West Gregory Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone Number: 970 728 3344
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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This museum gives one an interesting look at the history of Telluride.

The museum is on two stories of the building that once served as a hospital. It has many pictures and lots of text telling about life in 19th and 20th century Telluride. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Harold J
Savannah, Missouri
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Savannah, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum is on two stories of the building that once served as a hospital. It has many pictures and lots of text telling about life in 19th and 20th century Telluride. There are several artifacts as well as some interactive exhibits to compliment the photos and printed information. One interesting display covers Westinghouse development of the power plant near... More 

Thank Harold J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gives a very comprehensive history of Telluride and surrounding area. From the mining that took place, the robbing of Butch Cassidy's first bank and the second hydro electric plant in the WORLD, the museum covers it all! :)

Thank Erin E
Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum offers a detailed look into Telluride's mining history, with everything from an outdoor exhibit demonstrating the mechanics of mining to an indoor exhibit of a typical miner's cabin. Do you know what the phrase "basket case" means? Well, the museum has an actual basket that was used to transport miners who were too injured to walk, or were... More 

Thank Janet H
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a gem. It's truly enjoyable & informative. I was so glad we went after we did the telluride outside jeep tour to Imogene pass. It put it all in perspective.

Thank julie b
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun, friendly little museum located in the former hospital building. The mining exhibit and the hospital history exhibit were particularly interesting. If you are, like me, always interested in the history of the places you visit then make sure to come here. Telluride has a very colorful history and you get a good sense of it at... More 

Thank wgm51
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

A visit to the Telluride Historical Museum should be on everyone's to do list while in Telluride. The building is charming and holds so much history of the town and the mountain mines. Learning about the life of the miners and their families was eye opening. Seeing some of the medical tools used at the time will make you appreciate... More 

Thank erialcTexas
Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

My husband loves history of any kind and I don't, but because I love him I'll make compromises and this was one of them I really did enjoy. The museum doesn't take long to tour but has a lot of interesting memorabilia from mining to local information. I learn a lot about the history of telluride and enjoyed viewing all... More 

Thank tita p
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

History buffs don't want to miss out on the Historical Museum in Telluride. Doesn't take long to tour but gives great background to the town and area.

Thank tbrown6220
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Really interesting learned a lot about the town and minding history. The building was the hospital until 1964 . My wife was born there in 1940 . This is a kid friendly location and very reasonable as well as informative . You should set aside some time here while in Telluride. Very well done curators are well informed and very... More 

Thank Addison G
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We went as 4 adults and 4 children, aged 3-9. Everyone found things that interested them. Many, diversified exhibits about the early mining life and history of the land. They also have a sluice outside that that kids can buy buckets of dirt for and mine for treasure. Well worth the stop.


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