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National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

(4.6/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Where can I start. This place is unique. I can't think of another place that houses such an eclectic and diverse set of artefacts such as a crab coffin and the lineage of Papal conveyance of which inc...  more »
  • When it was suggested that we visit the National Museum of Funeral History I looked at that person as if she had 2 heads. What could possibly be interesting in a fineral museum? Well I must tell you t...  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum! A wonderful collection of antique horse drawn hearses. Antique motor vehicles used in funerals: hearses, flower cars and a 1916 "mobile parlor" that could transport ...  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!