Turquoise Museum
Turquoise Museum
4.5
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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
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • cmb2402022
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An extensive look at a beautiful stone.
    The Turquoise Museum was awesome. The displays were informative and beautifully presented. We learned so much about mining, refining, and producing exquisite jewelry and art objects as well as what to do when purchasing this stone. We had an opportunity to personally speak to one of the family members. He was so knowledgeable and gave us a greater appreciation for turquoise and its importance in many cultures.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • Ted B
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this fascinating museum
    When one thinks of tourquise, one usually thinks of the American southwest. But a visit to this museum and you will discover a whole new world. Fascinating multi-room exhibits cover every aspect of turquoise with exhibits from all over the world. It is primarily a self guided tour, but if you are lucky enough, as we were, the owner or a member of the family will be around to astound you with stories and information. Well worth the 3 hours we spent.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Erik A
    Ada, Oklahoma2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Amazing Museum if you Appreciate Gems.
    An exquisite “gem” of a museum that should not be missed if you have any interest at all in gems and/or geology. The love that has gone into every single exhibit is incredible. So much to see and all of it laid out in amazingly rich detail. My wife and I were stunned at the level of detail and craftsmanship on display. Quite possibly Albuquerque’s greatest hidden treasure!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 September 2023
  • Bill K
    159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Turquoise Story
    There is a lot more to the story of turquoise than one would think. They have 14 galleries all devoted to a different aspect of Turquoise. The museum is very educational and they have an unbelievable collection of things made from turquoise and turquoise stones and ore. Well worth the price of admission.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 October 2023
  • Bob K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seeing Turquoise from all the famous mines
    The museum was the highlight of our trip to Albequerque. Seeing Turquoise from all the famous mines and what top quality turquoise looks like was fantastic. I especially enjoyed learning how turquoise attributes can be used to grade Turquoise. It was also interesting seeing the scientific tidbits about one of the worlds top gem stones.Loved the display on what "Hat Mines" are, their locations, discriptions and specimens.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 November 2023
  • Freedom04507707772
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique Gallery of Turquoise
    Set in an unlikely castle in downtown Albuqueque, this amazing gallery of turquoise will fascinate the geologist, jeweler, the curious and learners of any age. I enjoyed seeing how cultures around the world have used turquoise, comparing stones from many mines and learning about synthetic processes. There are hands-on activities for kids and adults. The staff was easy to engage and shared their knowledge. The museum was an unexpected surprise so I will be recommending the gallery as a must-see while in Albuquerque.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 December 2023
  • DavefromPhilly2024
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Turquoise Museum Visit in January 2024
    Very informative and interesting. An almost overwhelming amount of information to assimilate, so, one has to mentally filter how much of what is presented in such a way that it enhances their personal interests and ability to process it. We visited during a lightly attended time slot enabling us to directly interact with the curator of the museum and that was a terrific and unexpected bonus. His personal knowledge is forged from years of an active, direct participation in both the global turquoise market and the global mining sides of the industry; he is a wealth of information!. BTW, the "castle" is an impeccably maintained and pleasing aspect of the visit. We highly recommend visiting.
    Visited January 2024
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Katie H
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great find
    I was visiting family in Albuquerque, who didn’t even know this museum existed. I actually went there because of an atlas obscure ad. It was an amazing find and so much more in-depth than I thought it would be. I actually plan on returning my next trip to spend some more time there. I would recommend it to anybody.
    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 2 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Written 20 January 2024
  • DeeKroadtrip
    Dallas, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional Museum Experience
    Loved the rich history and the array of turquoise displayed from locations around the world. Several generations of experiences, collections and stories are well-laid out in exhibits through many rooms and floors. The owners made frequent rounds and generously answered every one of our questions! There was just so much to see and learn, and the interactive exhibits were really great, as well.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 March 2024
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DeeKroadtrip
Dallas, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Loved the rich history and the array of turquoise displayed from locations around the world. Several generations of experiences, collections and stories are well-laid out in exhibits through many rooms and floors. The owners made frequent rounds and generously answered every one of our questions! There was just so much to see and learn, and the interactive exhibits were really great, as well.
Written 27 March 2024
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araystamara
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024
The Museum is very unususal and interesting. A lot of inrormation about sience,history and a lot of beauty
Written 12 March 2024
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Kay S
Avalon, WI16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was an amazing tour. I learned so many facts about turquoise. The tour was well structured and covered many areas of interest to me.
Written 3 March 2024
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Wendy J
Denver, CO148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
I spent a wonderful 2 hours + at this museum and loved every moment. I learned a lot and even had a chance meeting with the owner/operator. Fascinating collection, nicely displayed, enjoyed all the exhibits!
Written 3 March 2024
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northstatepete
Chico, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Learned more about turquoise than I had in my whole life. I was able to read as much of the information as I wanted without ever feeling rushed. I also appreciated being able to speak with the owner about how turquoise is valued.
Written 18 February 2024
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We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Written 20 February 2024
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Daprez
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Very impressive museum with history and samples of turquoise from all over the world. Very clear explanations and lots of information. Well worth the visit.
Written 11 February 2024
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We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Written 20 February 2024
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Global38036819910
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024
Lots of things to see and learn about. Tons of beautiful jewelry and arifacts. Highly recommend, in fact it is probably a 3+ time visit for us
Written 5 February 2024
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jenkinfr
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
What a surprise! What a feast for the
eyes - And a door to a much larger world than I ever imagined! The staff was cordial, patient, and most of all, knowledgeable! Exquisite!
Written 24 January 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 2 February 2024
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ProfDallas
Dallas, TX243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This museum is amazing. We took the self-guiding tour, which took about 1 1/2 hours. The galleries and exhibits are arranged well. There is also a gift shop. We highly recommend this excursion for an enjoyable afternoon and a fun way to learn all about turquoise.
Written 22 January 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 2 February 2024
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Katie H
WA, USA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
I was visiting family in Albuquerque, who didn’t even know this museum existed. I actually went there because of an atlas obscure ad. It was an amazing find and so much more in-depth than I thought it would be. I actually plan on returning my next trip to spend some more time there. I would recommend it to anybody.
Written 20 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 2 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Turquoise Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 1,755.85, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 1,672.24 per person.



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