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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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Find A Wyeth Connection in New Mexico

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2016
Thomas P
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St. George, Utah
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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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Hillsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I had no idea how big this museum was until I entered. I then wish I had gotten there an hour earlier. They have a great gift shop and lots of good visuals from various artists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit great information and history about the USA and New Mexico area Learnt a lot about the how the native people where treated. Very badly Interesting about Goddard and his first rockets . Well worth a visit. Amazing painting

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

If in Roswell for the day, definitely worth a stop. Interesting and well put together displays with a nice variety of history, art and folk art. It is easy to find along the Main Street of attractions with parking easy even for an RV.

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Middletown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Wasn't sure whether to visit museum or not. So glad we did. Very reasonable price and museum was very large. If a skeptic before, after visiting you will question whether it is true or not. Very interesting!

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Collinsville, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Roswell is known for Aliens, but there is so much more history than that. The RMAC tells a lot of that lesser known history. There is a workshop that you can walk thru that tells the story of Robert Goddard, the father of Rocketry plus an exhibit dedicated to NM native son and Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt. Along with... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Best event in Roswell. Very well done and polite. Awesome rocket exhibit and history of the area. Lots of artifacts.

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