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Museum of Death, New Orleans

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  • I went with my two teenage sons last Friday and we had an interesting time. They really should get rid of that furry trout in the first room though. The furry trout is a well-documented hoax. I've alw...  more »
  • It's a lot of money to see a few interesting artifacts (mainly the paintings by serial killers) and there is a LOT of fluff and filler. Blown up pictures of crimes scenes wildly available on the Inter...  more »
  • It is interesting enough and some really cool stuff just a little pricey for the experience. I would recommend it if you got some sort of discount tickets.  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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