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Museum of Death, New Orleans

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  • This place is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. The best word I can use for this unique museum is MACBRE. It's got a gift shop in the front with the museum behind closed curtains behind the cou...  more »
  • This place is pretty weird and morbid, to say the least, but I guess that's what you're paying for at a place called Museum of Death. I'm really interested in true crime, and I did find some aspects o...  more »
  • This was a super cool museum, don’t get me wrong! You’re probably not going to find much like it. It kinda looks like it’s in a dude’s apartment though. It’s very small and so it’s really crowded and ...  more »
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  • Definitely worth the $15 admission. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. They had a really cool variety of macabre memorabilia and displays as well as preserved animals/skeletons and serial killer memorabilia. The gift shop is about as expensive as any other gift shop you'd go to. Unfortunately they don't allow photography, but that's understandable.
  • The displays were okay, but the staff left our whole party uncomfortable by insisting our Kava rope sling bags were backpacks and that they be kept up front in an unsecured area. We were informed of this policy after one member of our party already had their card scanned for payment. If it had been before, we would have left. They assured us they would stay with our bags and they would be watched , but one of the two people working the front frequently strolled through the display asking if everything was okay, etc. If one person is busy running the register up front, it would be easy enough for someone to reach an unattended bag while they are distracted. Even removing things like ID, cash, etc. before leaving the bags did not totally make me comfortable. I am being asked to trust total strangers. If this business wants to make their customers feel as secure as they obviously want to feel, install lockers for customers and provide locks. Antique malls do this all the time. We had been looking forward to our visit there, but this soured the whole thing for us.
  • Awesome place to stop and visit if you love the Macabre and grotesque! The staff were super nice and very informative. Well worth the ticket price!!
  • Seems to be more of a "serial killer" museum. There's some other pieces (coffins, embalming table, etc) but the information on what kills people is almost exclusively on individuals. Just disappointed there wasn't as much info on disease, which has the biggest death toll and is (to me) very interesting. Also, there is no warning before you enter that there are graphic images. Overall, felt kind of shock-mongering and unacademic.
  • Nice collection if you're intrigued by crime/murder history. The letters written by the convicted criminals were a nice addition. The theatre in the back could use a little more attention/advertisement, I almost walked right by it. Overall good experience though.

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