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Albuquerque Museum

The Albuquerque Museum © PerryPlanet
The Albuquerque Museum © PerryPlanet

The Albuquerque Museum, on the edge of the city's Old Town, explores New Mexico's history and heritage. With the largest collection of Spanish colonial artefacts in the United States, the museum also pays homage to the Vaqueros, the original cowboys who rode the range in New Mexico in the 16th century.

Exhibits like Spanish armour and swords mingle with a recreated 18th-century adobe house compound. There are also hands-on experiences to try like spinning wool, and a theatre where films about the city are shown regularly. The museum provides a walking tour of the Old Town area departing at 11am each day except Monday during spring, summer and fall.

Address: 2000 Mountain Road NW

E-mail: albuquerquemuseum@cabq.gov

Website: www.cabq.gov/museum

Telephone: (505) 243 7255

Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5p, closed Monday, closed holidays.

Admission: $4 adults, $1 children 4-12. Other concessions are available.