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Western New Mexico University Museum

Open today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The WNMU collection of Mimbres pottery is probably the only major collection of the charming... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
New York City, New York
Great museum

Very impressive. It was evident that the University had done a lot of research and collecting... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Corrales, New Mexico
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Located on the campus of Western New Mexico University, this museum features important collections including Casas Grandes pottery, artifacts of Prehistoric Southwestern cultures, historic Navajo rugs and photographs of Silver City and surrounding...more
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1000 W College Ave, Fleming Hall, Silver City, NM 88061-4112
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

The WNMU collection of Mimbres pottery is probably the only major collection of the charming creations of this ancient, local culture - a part of the Mogollon peoples of Arizona and New Mexico. It is a highlight of any visit to Silver City. If you...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very impressive. It was evident that the University had done a lot of research and collecting through the years.

Thank Mickey6448
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This highly recommended museum of ancient Puebloan artifacts is in a temporary location due to the renovation of the permanent site on the campus of Western New Mexico University. We went anyway and are so glad we did. The assistant director was available and spent...More

Thank BobbieB853
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

There is only one display cabinet in a building away from the original museum while the building/museum is being renovated. The items displayed were tremendous examples of Mimbres. No pictures and limited display keeps the rating lower than it would be once the museum is...More

Thank Stargateman
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Western New Mexico University (WNMU) is truly an up and coming place to get educated. The courses are challenging, practical and taught by quality faculty. The WNMU museum has the greatest collection of gorgeous, historic and detailed Mimbres pottery from the 12th century in the...More

1  Thank Henry E
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Museum has the finest exhibit of Mimbres art and history. Provides an appreciation for the life and culture of the area.

Thank Darrell K
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This small but excellent museum showcases the culture of the local Mimbres people, primarily through their pottery. Other artifacts are also presented, and there is a small exhibit about the early mining days. Donation only, no entrance fee. Worth a visit.

Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The museum will close the end of July, 2016, for a year or longer for a major renovation. When it reopens, it will be a 5-star. The museum has in its possession the best historical collection of all things Mimbres. What we saw in June...More

Thank donnarv2017
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Wonderful collection of Mimbres pottery from SE New Mexico. Could have explained how we do not know more about these people because of the destruction caused by pot hunters destroying any other useful artifacts retrieving these pots, but some of the collection may have been...More

Thank chacochaos
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this small museum which focuses on Native American art--mainly pottery and baskets. The museum was undergoing renovation, and will probably be even better when completed.

Thank Boogie384
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