Turquoise Museum
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a source of information and pictures for over 50 years. Uncover the mystery of turquoise, delve into its’ rich history, learn about the different mines, specimens, and stories of colorful characters at The Turquoise Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Authors of books, magazines, articles, and research papers have all used the museum as a source of information. Its rich repository of turquoise specimens from over one hundred mines, educations, and histories make it a must see in its’ travel exhibits and permanent location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The museum is still privately owned and operated to this day. The Museum is closed Sundays, Holidays and Special days please call for before you come.
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Lily H
Boston, MA13 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Very informative, I love learning about how different stones form. It's not worth $20 entrance fee to see it tho.
Written November 21, 2022
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SMJD
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Friends
Great learning experience. They have many turquoise variations and jewelry from all over the world. Free to explore and take your time with a self guided approach. The guides are always on hand to ask questions, if you wish though. 95% of turquoise sold is imitation.
Written November 19, 2022
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Teree M
9 contributions
Sep 2022
The amount of information you learn while visiting this museum is immense. You learn about the color, quality, and harvested turquoise regions, and the history of the turquoise museum and see amazing jewelry made from all over the world. One of the most fascinating museums in Albuquerque. This is a must visit.
Written November 10, 2022
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James M
1 contribution
Nov 2022
I was not expecting it to be this cool. Normally I breeze through museums seeing the content and missing 90% of the context. But this one was really something unique and I wanted to learn more. Good thing I am local as I am going to have to come back when the rest of my party is not wanting to leave to eat.

Thank you for making such a cool museum.
Written November 5, 2022
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Rick H
1 contribution
Oct 2022
First rate, very well done. Interesting and educational. We always learn something new. Our out-of -sate company enjoyed it too.
Written November 2, 2022
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Cindy Benedict
Rio Rancho, NM3 contributions
Oct 2022
We took visiting friends here, first time visit for all of us. What a pleasure. You can learn a lot about turquoise and nice interactive displays. Love that it isn't like other museums, although don't feel that you have to read everything they give you. It is a bit much.
Written October 31, 2022
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Brenda R
3 contributions
Loved this place and the Guide. He knew everything about turquoise. We should have planed more time to spend there. So much history.
Written October 30, 2022
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Angel C
Point of Rocks, Maryland, United States50 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
This is a terrific museum for someone who is REALLY into geology and stones. Whatever information one gathers is done 100% by reading, there is no formal tour.
Written October 19, 2022
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Artie Roggeband
1 contribution
Oct 2022
It works for me, when knowledge is displayed so well organized, I take it all in. As they come, this museum is a little gem (pun intended) full of beautiful displays, insightful explanations and thought-provoking accompanying texts. just what i needed to make myself a little study of the turquoise lore, science and culture.
The best part is the personal touch of the curator walking the floors and engaging the visitors in conversation about the place he built and that he is so obviously proud of, rightfully so. The Chandelier is a fabulous work of art, for the idea alone, and an unwavering realization where we see that even with an equal amount of crystal beads, the turquoise dominates the overall color and reflection of light.
Written October 18, 2022
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Donna W
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Oct 2022
It is hard to pick a favorite thing. Everything was interesting and beautiful and educational. The turquoise chandilier was amazing.
Written October 17, 2022
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Turquoise Museum (Albuquerque) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Turquoise Museum is open:
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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