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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  • One probably can not find a place like this anywhere else in the country. It’s not at all macabre or scary. It is a very interesting display of history and artifacts told and shown from the unique per...  more »
  • The National Museum of Funeral History is a very unique museum presenting a history of funerals from Egyptian to today's modern practices. There are a large variety of very professional exhibits from ...  more »
  • So much more interesting than you might think. Exhibits are first class and very informative. Funeral rituals say a lot about a society. So much more than I expected. Very glad we came. No junk here. ...  more »
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  • This museum was amazing! There's so much information, memorabilia & exhibits reflecting on histories of funeral science from many different cultures around the world. You can literally spend hours in there as you walk around viewing and taking pictures of exhibits. The guide staff that I met were very friendly and helpful. It wasn't crowded and I was able to casually stroll around and view anything in there. A very relaxing event. It was unguided but the guides are there if you choose their assistance.
  • Very unusual and unique museum! We had a good time, as there was a variety of things to look at and read about. Only $10 to get in, so it's a good deal too!
  • Not a big place. It's kind of hidden. Lots of cool things and lots of info. Will go back. 10 bucks to get in but lots of neat stuff to look at.
  • Much larger and more interesting than I expected. We enjoyed the visit and no crowds.
  • A "must visit" place... Surprisingly entertaining and educational not somber... I recommend you go with enough time to spend.

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