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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  • This place is completely unassuming. My brother told me about wanting to explore this place, so we he and I went at the spur of the moment back in March of last year - thinking we'd be out of there in...  more »
  • Stopped at the museum today to break up our road trip across country and so glad that we did. It was so much more than I expected. They had a lot of interesting info and artifacts and displays. We spe...  more »
  • A wide variety of caskets. Presidential, tribal, and everything inbetween. It’s a bit creepy but what do you expect? I would say it’s worth the visit.  more »
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  • Very interesting information about the history of funerals, embalming, etc. Very nice memorial to fallen soldiers and those who sacrificed their lives in 9/11. Really cool hearses and coffins that have been restored and look brand new. There's also a cute little gift shop with death/funeral themed souvenirs. There is a scavenger hunt to keep kids interested, but even so- there is a lot that kids will want to touch and play with but won't be able to. I wouldn't bring small children. Great for people with a reasonable attention span for history. Unfortunately there were A LOT of typos/errors on the informational plaques which was really disappointing to an English teacher.
  • 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.
  • this Museum was awesome! So much history from the Pope to presidents, military funerals and celebrities. It was quite interesting.
  • Well this place took the cake. Wasn't sure what to expect but this building holds many fascinating artifacts and so much learning. You wont regret your trip here.
  • 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!
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