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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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Very inclusive Museum

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 16, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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