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National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

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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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  • Not what I expected but worth the $9 entry fee. Lots of details on famous deaths, including presidents, actors, Popes and more. Sort of off the beaten path but recommended 
  • The exhibits are a variety of beautiful, eclectic, and historical. The museum has a wonderful collection of old-fashioned carriages and hearses that are in tip-top condition. Plus some very good displ...  read more »
  • This place is full of cool hearses and artifacts about funeral history. Be sure to check out the exhibit about the popes. 
  • 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.
  • If you haven't been yet, I urge you to visit! We went about a month ago- great papal exhibition. Creepy but fascinating history on embalming. Lots of things to see! Close to IAH.
  • This museum was so good, many good pieces, so interesting.
  • This is very unique to say the least. A perfect place to take mobid kids. The place was kinda dead. A bit stiff. I was dieing to get out.
  • Wow! We're lucky in Houston since we have the only National Museum of Funeral History. This place is jam packed with amazing artifacts and memorabilia from an official presidential hearse to custom designed caskets to a replica of the popes tomb. I spend a good deal of my afternoon here and didn't want to leave because there is just so much to see here. I highly recommend everyone to come visit this unique hidden treasure in Houston.
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