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National Museum of Funeral History, Houston
(4.6/5 based on 320+ 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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  • We spent four hours here, so needless to say we found it very interesting. It's not what you might think. They have a hearse from many time periods, including the one from Grace Kelly. There is an are...  more »
  • Amazing items and great history lesson. I highly recommend this museum. It is very unusual from the tools used to perform prepping the bodies to the series of vehicles used in the funeral processions....  more »
  • I mean, you can kind of tell what you are getting yourself into by the name of the museum, but it is very bizarre. There are a lot of bittersweet displays in there from a coffin for 3 to children's co...  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!