Visit the Only Uranium Mining Museum in the World! Experience the atmosphere and learn about the industry. Hours: 9am to 4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays and Holidays Admission Children 0-6 Free Ages 7-17 - $3.00 Ages 18-59 - $5.00 Ages 60+ - $3.00 Military/Veteran - $3.00 Guides available with advance notice. Go Underground Today!
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First time visiting underground museum, couple that were working there are very nice and they talk to you about the mining, she will tell you about the museum and you do a self guided tour and take all the pictures you want - can start off by watching some videos in a small theater type room, there items on display (there's old pueblo poteries that are close to 1,000 years old), pictures of mining, people that work the mines, pictures of pueblos, mining equipments all kinds of cool stuff. Going down elevator to check out mine start off with a gate to open then close it and start your self guided tour, has signs on wall along the way with a button to press, has voices of miners that work there tell you thier position they had, has spot lights to show you what they did in, each miners voice in different places tell you with spot lights what they did and show the area with spot lights thier position work area. Cool to know what went on back in the day of mining, even came across some dinosaur bones and teeth while mining (which is on displa) outside in back has a tall large mining bucket that went into the ground and pull up, have to come and check it out.
Written September 26, 2021
This is a terrific place--you can actually walk through a great mockup of a mine and hear testimonies from real miners telling their stories. Julie at the desk was very welcoming and helpful. By the time we left we felt as though we'd stepped back in time and become the miners. We spent a week in New Mexico with family and this was one of my favorite sites.
Written August 18, 2021
If you have an interest in mining, particularly uranium mining, spend a couple hours here. It's a gem well worth your effort. The highlight is an underground replica of a uranium mine shaft, which you walk through and you'd swear it's the real thing. A fun and educational place. They would be better served, however, to include some information on the downside and dangers of uranium mining.
Written April 5, 2022
The mining museum itself is very well done, but the simulated workings "underground" are simply outstanding. It's obvious that care has been taken to ensure authenticity, and the voices of actual uranium miners at each interpretive station help bring the days of the uranium boom to life. If you're anywhere near Grants, this museum is well worth a visit.
Written June 18, 2016
I took this tour because I was a miner at one time. One of the finest mining museums I have been to, and I've been to many. Superbly done. This is what a working uranium mine looked like. All of the equipment on display was used in mining operations during the uranium boom era around Grants. The mine exhibits are underground and reached by elevator. The exhibits are very safe as is the total environment. If possible take the tour with a former uranium miner guide. I may sound like a cheerleader but am in no way affiliated with the museum. I just found this to be a very authentic in every way. If you have any interest in or are curious about underground mining this is a wonderful example.
Written July 15, 2016
Was doing the Route 66 trip with my boyfriend and we stopped off in grant to visit the museum. I though it would be a regular tour but I was so wrong. If your lucky enough to be given a tour with jack Farley your really in for a treat. The most charming man with such an interesting story to tell, jack worked in the mines for many years and is able to answer any question given. Definetly worth a visit for any age.
Written March 16, 2015
This was an interesting stop we made when staying in Grants. It is a nice location in the middle of town with the park nearby. It is very affordable(only $5 for adults at this time). Stone was working when we visited and he was a wealth of information on not only the mines but the area. Just a warning, take caution if claustrophobic since there are some tight areas in the simulated mine.
Written July 26, 2018
We had a great time exploring the mine replica in the basement, it was definitely worth the $5 entrance fee. On the main level there are several educational movies and ancient pottery pieces. The employees are extremely friendly and they offer a free educational dvd and pin on your way out. Worth the visit!
Written April 8, 2017
Best museum ever! Loved the display of found pottery and artifacts, as well as fossils and dinosaur bones. One of our tour guides told the best stories that made the finds come to life. Lovely place. THEN, to get to go underground to a mine shaft to learn how they worked and spent lunch down in the shaft. Great time. Will have to return!
Written March 26, 2017
Interesting tour with reminiscences of a man who worked in the uranium mines in New Mexico. It starts with a video and then you go underground to see the mine.The tour was $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and kids. Worth it! It's across the street from a park where we had a picnic lunch beforehand.
Written February 17, 2017
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Can you bring your pet?
I don't know for sure but would guess no. It is rather small and pet sounds would be heard throughout. The mine itself is underground and down an elevator - you wouldn't want to bring a pet there.
Is there an admission for this museum?
I cannot recall the price but others quote $3 which seems about right. It was inexpensive and worth the visit underground. I hope 'Jack' is on duty when you go. He is a mine of information - if you will forgive the pun. .
Is it wheelchair accessible?
There is an elevator and I believe there is a wheelchair entrance on the East side of the building. I am not sure how well a large motorized chair would fit but the majority of the mine tour is fairly level and smooth. Hope this helps.
Frequently Asked Questions about New Mexico Mining Museum
- New Mexico Mining Museum is open:
- Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM