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National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

(4.6/5 based on 360 reviews on the web)
Initially, it was believed the Museum’s target audience would primarily consist of persons engaged in death care professions, such as funeral directors, embalmers, and cemeterians, as well as providing historical base and a sustaining element of professional pride for instructors and students of Commonwealth. As the Museum evolved, the national museum of Funeral History’s mission broadened to encompass public education-in effect, bringing the mysterious and frequently taboo topic of death into accessible, non-threatening, and non-macabre setting for kindergarten students through senior citizens. Currently, the Museum is in its fifth development evolution since inception eighteen years ago-that of expanding acquisitions and exhibits to encompass a comprehensive multicultural and multinational offering to better serve its heterogeneous constituency.
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  • This was a GREAT place to go!!. Just north of Houston not too far. Not everyone in our group was excited, but by the time we were finished, they all agreed that it was worth the trip. Do go - very unu...  more »
  • One of Houston's bizarre places to see. It really is quite interesting and kids will enjoy it too. Great place to pick up some inexpensive souvenirs too. Last time I went there was even a Batmobile Re...  more »
  • We were in Houston for Super Bowl and my wife went online to find "other" local attractions and came up with this. First off, this place is not morbid- it's filled with historical artifacts, and secon...  more »
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  • Delightfully weird. Visit the gift shop for a Christmas or birthday gift for the non sequitur in your life. Wonderfull collection of antique vehicles in excellent condition, bring your favorite gearhead.
  • Well worth $10. Lots of stuff to see and very informative and interesting. Good for kids too!
  • Albeit the grim theme, this is a fascinating museum. They have some pretty interesting items, a good collection of hearses and when I visited a interesting display on burial rituals for a pope.
  • One of the most surprising and terrific museums I have ever been to. Very well done and there is a huge collection of artifacts. If you like presidential history they have quite a bit on presidential funerals.
  • One of the hidden gems on the north side of town. The tickets are cheap! The gift shop is interesting! Go be in the same room with a lock of president Lincoln's hair!