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Western New Mexico University Museum

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Wonderful experience.

I really enjoy the very impressive pottery collection. Very fine examples of indigenous pottery... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Elizabeth D
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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
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Home of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of Mimbres artifacts from a single Mimbres site, WNMU Museum was temporarily closed while its official home, historic Fleming Hall, underwent a $3.2 million transformation funded through...more
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1000 W College Ave, Fleming Hall, Silver City, NM 88061-4112
+1 575-538-6386
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I really enjoy the very impressive pottery collection. Very fine examples of indigenous pottery. The museum generously opened for a sneak peak of the remodel during the Silver City Clay Festival. What a gem. I look forward to the exhibit re-opening this fall. Beautiful facility...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth D
Wnmu M, Museum Director at Western New Mexico University Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for your review! I am excited to let everyone know that on 10.8.2018 the University Museum in Fleming Hall's Grand Exhibition Hall and Main Floor will be open to the public Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while the transformation is...More

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 9 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 12 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

Date of experience: September 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank DonnaSPDX
Reviewed 29 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

Date of experience: June 2016
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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