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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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Hours Today: 10:45 AM - 11:05 AM, 12:45 PM - 1:05 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
West Old Town
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"store front"
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"multi generational family"
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"great grandfather"
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"amazing collection"
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"mine shaft"
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"family history"
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"learn how"
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"different colors"
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"for sale"
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"great learning"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First of all, don't rely on the website to find out if there are tours available: when it seems to show that they are booked solid, tours are actually available daily to walk-ins at 11 and 2. This museum is an unusual opportunity to learn...More

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing, informative tour offered only twice a day...11am and 2pm. The museum is there to invite those with interest in turquoise. Not trying to sell items in the gift store but generally interested in expanding you knowledge of the stone. The information shared was...More

Thank 6Street
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

This was as unique an experience as I have had on any tour. Very rewarding and educational for anyone with any level of interest in Native American jewelry or the magic and history of turquoise. I came away with a completely different perspective on what...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

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
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 8 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
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Reviewed 7 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
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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
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1957Fury
16 April 2017|
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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
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magic_carpets
8 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
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tomorryo
20 April 2015|
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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
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