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National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

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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 museum is certainly unique. Houston has a lot of musuems to offer and this one is certainly one worth seeing. Not at all macabre. Very educational. Worth a visit if you're in the area.  more »
  • Maybe not a museum where you would go directly to it. Yet the museum is informative and definitely worth a visit. The visit takes about an hour.
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  • It sounds morbid but it was so interesting - so many things that I have never seen before - Great museum of the funeral industry  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!