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Excellent price to enter extensive and multi-faceted museum

This museum presents information in several ways and is both modern and old-school. Really... read more

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Brian J
Excellent walking tour with Jim, nice gift shop/bookstore

My husband and I had two experiences at this Museum. The first was a 10 am walking tour with a... read more

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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.
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum presents information in several ways and is both modern and old-school. Really enjoyable, relaxing and not crowded. Worth the price to get in easily as it is relatively inexpensive as most things in New Mexico.

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I had two experiences at this Museum. The first was a 10 am walking tour with a guide named Jim. The tour was excellent! Jim touched on so many of the major sites as well as the history of the town of...More

Thank ConnieBuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the history museum. It gave us a good, concise history of the state plus the special display on the state's role in atomic energy and the atom bomb was wonderful.

Thank Stumpy60
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum presented presented the history of New Mexico in chronological order using magnificent dioramas that incorporated actual artifacts of the times represented. A most informative walk through time. We were sad to find ourselves at the end!!!!!!

Thank Rich41
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vacationers and locals alike should visit the NM History Museum often-- The changing exhibits are often timed to enrich other aspects of NM that are being highlighted around town (the 60s, the Manhattan Project) - but also great glimpses into history through artifacts you might...More

Thank NewMexicoJill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit disappointed. Smaller and less art than expected. Seemed like a bigger space for what was exhibited.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice museum but not what we expected for the history of New Mexico. it starts with the Spanish coming to New Mexico but provides very little on the background and history the Native Americans of New Mexico. nice displays but not clear on the...More

Thank ColoDream
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very worthwhile visit while in Santa Fe. A great collection of photography and other relatively modern art.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have 2-3 hours available, this quirky museum located in close proximity to Old Town Santa Fe is worth the visit. Normally your admittance fee also entitles you to visit the old Governor's residence next door, but it is currently closed for renovations. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited many, many museums in many other places, I'd give this a 5 out of 10. It tells the story but not a lot of engagement. Some of the interactive exhibits were not functioning/functioning properly. Lighting was not the greatest. More seating throughout would...More

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June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
March 5, 2018|
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Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
December 27, 2016|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
New Mexico History Museum: Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission $12 General Admission; $7 New Mexico residents Free on the first Sunday of each month to New Mexico residents Free on... More