Western New Mexico University Museum, Silver City

4.5
WNMU Museum invites you to explore the prehistory and history of Southwest New Mexico and learn why people throughout the ages have selected this rich and enchanting region as their home.

The recently completed stunning transformation of Fleming Hall, funded by the 2016 Higher Education G.O. Bond, created an open, light, secure, and climate-controlled environment that highlights our National Register of Historic Places building, collections, and exhibitions enhancing the visitor experience.

The Museum is a work in progress. We continue to enhance the visitor experience by finishing exhibitions, creating interpretative signage, and opening additional rooms.
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Western New Mexico University Museum Reviews

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  • A wonderful exhibit of Mimbres Pottery. The Mimbres people of this region made amazing pottery 1,000 years ago. The biggest collection of this pottery the world is in this museum. Recent...  more »
  • The level of expertise among the Mimbres potters was truly superb, and this extensive collection shows off their wares in a spacious and well-lighted venue.  more »
  • We are fans of Mimbres pottery and went well out of our way on a recent road trip to visit this facility, and it was worth it. We were there on a quiet afternoon and the only visitors at the time...  more »
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  • It is the central nervous system of the community - plenty full of character, charming and bright.
  • No cost to enjoy the exhibits. Very well organized educational displays. Would definitely suggest a visit to anyone passing through the area as it is a small museum that does not take long to browse.
  • I really love the school...it is in a small quaint town...with no public transportation btw... It is peaceful and up on hill with a beautiful view.
  • Great facuilty and staff.
  • Amazing collection of mimbra artifacts. Well displayed. Also have history of building and old science classroom. University campus is also beautiful.

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