Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, Guanajuato

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Take a tour of Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, an eerie Guanajuato attraction housing over a hundred real mummies, naturally formed in the town cemetery and exhumed from 1865 to 1958. Not for the faint of heart, the museum offers you a chance to see gruesome human remains, including a pregnant mummy and a mummified fetus. Put Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and other Guanajuato attractions into our Guanajuato trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The museum was good. They give you a brief explanation via video at the beginning. The place has about 100 mummies in exhibit. Outside there are people offering candy and little souvenirs. The road to...  more »
  • I don't think there is any other museum like this in the world. Nowhere else will you see modern corpses displayed with such candor. Bring your camera, take plenty of pictures, and do some research on...  more »
  • This is one of the many spots that one needs to see in Guanajuato. A little scary, if one doesn't like seeing dead folks then pass on this one. Its interesting to see the various mommies that they hav...  more »
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  • Fascinated with dead bodies? Do you get turned on by any kind of morbidity? Do you like all sorts of weird stuff? Dying to see a bunch of stiff dry dudes & ladies? If you answered yes to all of the above, you've come to the right place. Simply put, if mummies are your thing: you cannot miss it; if you're really not that into them, this probably isn't going to be a great "mummies for dummies".
  • The interesting thing of the mummies is that they are completely natural. They didn't go through a mummification process like in Egypt. They were buried and something underground mummifies them. It's explicit and it even has mummified babies. That crossed the line.
  • The museum was interesting but I'm not so sure all the stories about the mummies are true. A little internet research presents several conflicting tales. The academic websites, with articles detailing research on these mummies do not corroborate the tales.
  • Twice as expensive as other, much better museums. There is a 10 min video then waited in line for 10 min and then there are maybe 10 small rooms with the same thing in each one. Save your money.
  • Incredible exibit of mummies here. Information in both English and Spanish. Expect a two hour line to get in the door. Once inside it isn't too crowded. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Guanajuato. The history a diversity of stories is very interesting.