Education Through Fascination & Entertainment

Visitors to the Turquoise Museum will be immersed in each facet of turquoise. The displays have been designed around the visitor to answer any question they have about turquoise. The museum’s fun, engaging and lighthearted staff make the experience entertaining for all

Exquisite Turquoise Pieces

Our Collection Room displays turquoise from over eighty mines from around the world. Turquoise specimens, jewelry and art from all around the world.

Antiques

Originally built around a large collection of antiques, we continue to display some of the original pieces the castle was built around.

Educational Exhibits

You will learn fascinating information about Mining, Science, Grading Turquoise, Lapidary Techniques, Turquoise Imitations, and Mystical Qualities.

Castle Experience

The Gertrude Zachary tours guide you through the enchanted and historic castle full of rich stories and historic pieces of local culture. 

Jewelry

Exquisite Turquoise Pieces

The museum displays are designed to educate, fascinate, and entertain. The Main Gallery will display 15 of the most collectable pieces of turquoise in the world; including the Gorge Washington stone, the namesake of turquoise.

Traveling the world is easy in our international gallery as you can venture from country to country that have all used turquoise throughout history; our Native American History Gallery displays over 400 pieces of native American turquoise art. Other galleries display information and items relating to subjects that include: Science, Turquoise Mines, Mining, Trade, Mystical Qualities, Imitations, Shopping, as well as more.

A New Location

The Castle

Gertrude Zachary built the castle as her home in 2008 and lived there until her passing in 2013. 

In August of 2018 the castle will become the new home for the Turquoise Museum. 

The castle offers 8,000+ Sq Ft. of museum space. 

The Garden and grounds are beautiful.

The castle is centrally located in Downtown Albuquerque.

Stay tuned for more information as we get moved in and open! 

Testimonials

Wonderful Museum

Fabulous collection. Our guide was a 5th generation owner.Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed the tour and was given the last tour for this location. Closed now till August 10th. They are moving to a new larger location. Worth the $8. Adult admission.

TexasJan, via TripAdvisor

This place is a GEM

Fabulous collection. Our guide was a 5th generation owner.Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed the tour and was given the last tour for this location. Closed now till August 10th. They are moving to a new larger location. Worth the $8. Adult admission.

Deborah K, via TripAdvisor

Awesome and Informative

Fabulous collection. Our guide was a 5th generation owner.Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. We really enjoyed the tour and was given the last tour for this location. Closed now till August 10th. They are moving to a new larger location. Worth the $8. Adult admission.

Mugsy1_1, via TripAdvisor

Whether you are new to town or a local, the Turquoise Museum is a must have experience!

Come in and see us today!