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Turquoise Museum

2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
+1 505-247-8650
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The Turquoise Museum and its collection of turquoise have been used as a source of information and pictures for over 22 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 open for two Guided tours Monday through Saturday, at 11am and 1pm. reservations are recommended space is limited. The Museum is closed Sundays, Holidays and Special days please call for before you come.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM, 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
West Old Town
+1 505-247-8650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the family did the tour, so he had personal knowledge of the family history and all their mining endeavors. Great facts to learn if your are at all interested in purchasing turquoise from them, or from any seller. Really nice displays of rare...More

Thank Ft_Worth_Tx_Paul
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love turquoise jewelry, and went there to learn more about it But we were a little disappointed in the displays and educational potential of the museum. It's a little small and not well developed and we couldn't strongly recommend the stop to others.

Thank abqsage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife likes jewelry, so I took her at her request (demand). This place was not just about pretty pieces of rock on display, although, there were plenty. You get instruction (its more than a tour) from someone knowledgeable in the industry. Make the effort...More

Thank marct57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came by last week and visited the museum and were greeted by the grandson of the original collector/scientist/curator. The Turquoise collection is astounding and there is a significant educational component. They are planning a renovation in the near future. Good Luck and Great Work!

Thank arlie2015
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This was one of the best educational experiences that had in a long time. Incredibly knowledgeable and friendly people present their expertise in an interesting and informative way. Don't miss this! Take the tour.

Thank bobz11
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Joe Dan truly is an expert. His side stories made the tour even more interesting. Don't let the store front turn you away, the museum is very well done. It covers a history of the uses of turquoise as well as comprehensive information about the...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We are temporarily living in NM on a volunteer work assignment and are taking lots of day/weekend trips to explore. This weekend we came to Albuquerque. This was one of the items I had on my ‘to do’ list. I was worried we wouldn’t get...More

Thank bjsr
Reviewed 29 October 2017

For a few bucks, find out everything you can think of about turquoise. The museum is in the back of a jewelry business, run by a family very much involved in the turquoise business over a few generations. A member of the family gave the...More

1  Thank swearengen
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is a family business. Lots of history and pride. Interesting tour by Jacob, very knowledgeable man Fron the youngest generation. Extensive exhibits. And you learn that the earings you have from childhood visits to the Southwest are probably not natural turquoise.

Thank Fran48
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Learned alittle about the gem with lot's of reading, some interesting pictures. If this your thing maybe you would find it more interestingMore

Thank Harold H
Jacob L, Manager at Turquoise Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Harold, We are sorry that The Turquoise Museum did not meet your interests. Turquoise is a vast subject with a lot of detailed information about mining, lapidary, science and history. Our award winning photos help us get that education out to the public, we're glad...More

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15 April 2017|
Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
Hi Jan, Yes our gift shop stocks both books. Turquoise Unearthed is $12.95 and Turquoise is $75.00 Our gift shop team is happy to ship, please give them a at 505-247-8650. Jacob Turquoise Museum Manager
7 July 2015|
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Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
As others have mentioned our general admission is $10 and we offer a discounted rate of $8 for seniors (55+), military (active, retired, and families with military I.D.), AAA Members, and children under the age of 18. We... More
20 April 2015|
Response from Jacob L | Property representative |
Tickets for children under the age of four are FREE, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Thanks for you question, Jacob