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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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Unique museum experience

Like many other reviewers here I was on the fence about el Museo de los Momias. But the feelings of disrespect lost out to our curiosity and we decided to visit. There are many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Like many other reviewers here I was on the fence about el Museo de los Momias. But the feelings of disrespect lost out to our curiosity and we decided to visit. There are many various mummies and some of the information about them is downright fascinating. There were mummies of supposed murder victims, Chinese immigrants (bet you didn't know that... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In my opinion, if you are in Guanajuato, visiting the mummy museum is a must. Also in my opinion, death is just part of life. Therefore, to know that the bodies of these people subsisted due to ground conditions is scientifically interesting. This is a museum, not a haunted house, so I did not find anything spooky about it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I debated going to this museum or not, but I'm glad that we decided to go. It's very unique and has many mummies that are quite new considering most of the mummies I've seen in museums are from ancient Egypt. Death is certainly a big part of traditional Mexican culture, so I think this museum reflect that well. They also... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Depending on your point of view this could be a fantastic , absorbing, fascinating and would deserve an extra review point or just grotesque. This is basically a museum full of mummified bodies which where found locally, very disturbing, glad I went but would not go again. The mummified bodies of babies was very disturbing and I did not like... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I am from Mexico and have visited this museum several times. Yes, some people may think this is spooky and not a museum at all. Specially if you come from a different Country. This is probably one of the highest expressions of our culture. A museum showing mummies that have been alive not so long ago. Is this beautiful? No.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

It is a once in a lifetime experience here, I mean, like you need to experience it, but only once in your lifetime. It is cool, weird, macabre and sort of fun. All at the same time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had hired a tour guide and he stopped there on his drive around the city. It was ok, nothing that special. I am glad the price was very reasonable. Definitely wouldn't do it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Half way through the museum I wanted it to be over, but it's definitely a must see. Very interesting. I made the mistake of not eating before going, then after the museum I was starving, but had no apetite...

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Mackenzie, B. C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a museum that displays dried bodies of dead people. Not 4,000 year old Egyptians or 2,000 year old peat mummies or even 1,000 year old Mayans. No, they display 100 to 30 year old modern deceased people. If you are into the macabre this is for you. Not for the faint of heart, not scary, just creepy.

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was initially reluctant that my party wanted to make this museum the first stop in Guanajuato but it really is a historic,interesting and yes,creepy museum of perfectly preserved mummies that were stored upright,,,with most of them still with their shoes,teeth,hair and sometimes fingernails. Not for kids,,,

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