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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus.
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The museum gives an in-depth look at the history of the state, especially the struggle with Spain. If you don't know anything about New Mexico's history it is especially enlightening. The Harvey Girls exhibit was very well done and I also enjoyed the exhibit on...More
This museum was very interesting, but be sure you have time to spend because it is larger than it appears. The exhibit on the first level is very well done and creates a great narrative. The temporary exhibit on the atomic bomb is also interesting,...More
This is one excellent modern museum of history. Original documents, photos, artefacts with thorough explanations. Without this visit I would not have understood everything else we saw in our 4 days in NM. The "Boom" exhibit upstairs was an interesting view of the Manhattan Project.
When we arrived we were told a free tour would be leaving shortly. This tour expanded upon the displays. Well worth the time. I wish we had arrived earlier as there was so much to see and we ran out of time. If you are...More
I was a little underwhelmed by this museum--just so much to read and since I'm new to NM I didn't really feel as invested in the subject matter. Seemed to be especially strong in WWII and atomic era. The Palace of Governors was not accessible...More
Firstly, it has been a very long time since my last visit here. The Museum is in a lovely building however, I expected it to still be in the Palace of the Governors. Also, I really like to see artifacts and this museum was rich...More