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Excellent history museum of the state

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the history museum. It gave us a good, concise history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stumpy60
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Rocky Mountains Usa
Very Interesting!!!

The museum presented presented the history of New Mexico in chronological order using magnificent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rich41
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Clifton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 days 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.

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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!!!!!!

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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 not have considered historic (cigar boxes? sheet music?) You can dig in as little or as much as you like--and it's right near the Plaza!

Thank NewMexicoJill
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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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 path to follow in the museum to stay in chronological order. their was a temporary display of the nuclear history of New Mexico which was very interesting but did not seem complete. we spent about 2 hours their which was worthwhile but not the most informative. worth the visit but would not be high on the list of things to do in Santa Fe.

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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
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Reviewed 2 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 first floor is the best, and really does a nice job of chronicaling the rich history of New Mexico & telling the sad story of the exploitation of original inhabitants, under the guise of "manifest destiny." There are great artifact displays and commentaries that really give you a sense of the rich history and culture of the area. The upper and lower levels need to be reworked. The lower level is devoted to the history of the Santa Fe Railway, it's founder and the "Harvey Girls." I assume they are benefactors, as there is WAY too much info and real estate devoted to this for the average visitor. The top level is sparsely devoted to the atomic history in New Mexico. In my opinion, those sections are thin and the space would be better-utilized to expand the main, first floor exhibits. Still worth a visit.

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Reviewed 2 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 be most appreciated by the senior crowd like myself.

Thank carliewired
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I compare this museum with other state history museums.

The good point was I could walk in the court yard of Santa Fe's government building (oldest government building in use in USA, over 300 years).

What this museum lacks is the focus is on artifacts. There is a lack of movie and video options. Other state museums provide more interactive experiences while the New Mexico History Museum is primary focus on view artifacts and reading history from wall or artifact display cards.

Thank Texas_Travel_1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time at this visiting. There is a good array of exhibits depicting the history of New Mexico from the very earliest days to present. We spent little over 2 hours which is a bare minimum to do it justice. The museum gift shop is well done.

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