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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
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

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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A hidden jewel in Roswell

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MaryJo S
Roswell, New Mexico
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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

RMAC is a great museum: I was especially excited by the Hurd/ Wyeth collection. I have always enjoyed the Wyeth family art collections (especially the NC Wyeth Chadds Ford connection). I never knew the story of Peter Hurd moving from New Mexico to Chadds Ford and studied under NC Wyeth; he married Wyeth's daughter Henriette and they returned to New... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I visited this museum while on a business trip in Roswell. The art was fair. Lots of rooms. Too much modern art for my taste, but the surprise gem was the Goddard section devoted to Robert Goddard who pioneered modern rocketry. His earlly 1900's workshop is perfectly displayed showing how he worked and created his rockets. It's amazing to see... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We visited Roswell just to say we'd been there. The UFO Museum turned out not to be worth a stop, but the Roswell Museum & Art Center is a top-notch small regional museum. It has interesting exhibits of New Mexico and South Western art, along with a surprising amount of artifacts from Robert Goddard's life and pioneering work in rocketry.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

People losing interest of Art however one need to visit this place on free time to see someone vision on ART

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