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Mummy Museum (Museo de los Momias)

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Address: Esplanada del Panteon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 473 732 0639
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

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Probably not suitable for all ages, but we visited this place with our 11 and 9 year old kids. Although, there are many families with smaller children. We had fun and learned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I was intrigued and open minded but during my visit I don't feel I learnt a great deal and not sure if I agree with how they are displaying the mummies. Don't think I would want that done with my body....

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I thought it was awesome, my mom thought it was decent, and my dad wasn't a huge fan. It's really weird but I think you HAVE to go. We walked all the way from the plaza de la Paz and the last bit was a towering staircase. I recommend a bus, but walking was nice and you got a good... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dang, man. This place is just all sorts of amazing. You've seriously never seen anything like this, and hopefully you'll never see anything else like it again... ever. I'm serious, because if World War Z happens and the Zombie Apocalypse comes to fruition, and these guys start roaming the streets, then I'm just going to make myself a raft and... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Probably not suitable for all ages, but we visited this place with our 11 and 9 year old kids. Although, there are many families with smaller children. We had fun and learned about the stories behind the mommies (mummified bodies due to the local soil composition). May seem scary to some people. Place is not within a walking distance from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was expecting more of this well known museum, even I am not a lover to see these kind of museums, but I was in Guanajuato, so is kind of a must go place. It is very creepy, is a dark place and all you see is mummies: some of the mummies are dressed, some are not, some old and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ok...this place is a must while visiting Guanajuato, it's the main attraction! 1 Tip: Mind the distance! It is not even close to downtown, So plan accordingly and take a taxi. 2 Tip: Go first thing in the morning, the place opens at 10 am, the later you go, the longest will be the line to buy tickets and enter.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had no wanted to visit the mummy museum in the past but decided to go this time since it is a major attraction for Mexicans. I found it interesting and unusual. Not my favorite place and certainly not for everyone, so it's best to do the research and make sure this is something you want to see. Perhaps not... More 

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Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bodies are mummified by the particular characteristics of the soil. With modernization of roads, etc, bodies have been found which have been mummified by the soil.

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Allen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The museum is not expensive and is interesting. It only takes about 20-30 minutes to go through the museum and it helps if you can read Spanish. There are several mummies to look at but that is about it. Just a few rooms of mummies. The museum is hard to find if you don't know the area. We had a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place is very popular but hard to get to on foot (the last part is up a steep and not well marked hill. You stand in one line to get tickets (senior discounts are large) and then in another line to get into the facility. There is very little English signage in the place and they have a curious... More 

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