The Albuquerque Museum, on the edge of the city's Old Town,
explores New Mexico's past using the largest collection of Spanish
colonial artefacts in the United States. Exhibits like Spanish
armour and swords mingle with a recreated 18th-century adobe house
compound. The museum also pays homage to the Vaqueros, the original
cowboys who rode the range in New Mexico in the 16th century. 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
Telephone: (505) 243 7255
Opening Time: Tuesday to Sunday 9am-5pm; closed
Admission: $4 adults, $1 children 4-12. Free on the first Wednesday
of every month and until 1pm on Sundays.