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Roswell Museum & Art Center

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Address: 100 W 11th St, Roswell, NM 88201-4910
Phone Number: +1 575-624-6744
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive...

Founded in 1937, the Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to an extensive collection of southwestern art, the equipment and workshop of pioneering rocketeer Robert H. Goddard, and the Rogers Aston Collection of the American West, which encompasses historical southwestern artifacts spanning from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

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Jewel in this small town

I was really surprised at the fine art! Gallery well hung with contemporary art. Good quality items in the museum shop. Very surprised and impressed that it was located in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really surprised at the fine art! Gallery well hung with contemporary art. Good quality items in the museum shop. Very surprised and impressed that it was located in Roswell and was free of charge. As a result I also went to the other art museum on college street. Go there as well for a double treat. Just a... More 

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Hill country, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I love the old original room with all the Wyeth and Hurd paintings as well as many famous southwesterners, b/w photographs and information on their lives. There was also an exhibit of contemporary art for those who enjoy seeing what's new in the lives of young artists, and new Mexican-American art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This Museum includes painting, historical items with native American clothing, Spanish conquest items and scientific details. It is well worth visiting!

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Roswell Museum & Art Center has a very interesting mix of art and exhibits including art by Peter Hurd, Georgia O'keeffe, Luis Jimenez, Willard Midgette and others. There is also an exhibit of Robert Goddard's workshop from the early days of his rocketry experiments and the Rogers Aston Exhibit of western memorabilia. There is also a nice gift shop... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon! The art collection is amazing, the Goddard section of the museum is excellent and it is a free museum!! Just can't beat it... it is a quality museum!

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

An interesting montage of scientific artifacts, from alien theories to astronomical theories and evidence. A great way to spend some time to understand the science behind space travel and cosmology.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

This place was an unexpected destination. It was recommended by several people we spoke to during our visit to the city. Large collection of Indian art, guns, swords, and the father of rocketry, Goddard. We enjoyed the museum and art collections.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It's a medium sized venue with great mixture of art. I enjoyed it. Was there for short time and I wish I had more than only 30 minutes....may an hour and a half to fully look and read the arts description and about its artists.

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Warrensburg, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This museum has two major areas - art & history. We came for the art, a nice collection with a good range, including a Hurd/Wyeth gallery. We didn't visit the history or science parts this trip, but from previous visits, the collection covers the history nicely, and the Goddard rocketry exhibit is also worthwhile. The museum is free, donations accepted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you are into science - this place has all the "stuff" that Goddard used in creating the missile including recreating his laboratory. Very nicely done. If you are into art - you can poke around and look at more modern stuff or find the galleries that have the classic southwestern art of folks like Wyeth.

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