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Mummy Museum (Museo de los Momias)

Esplanada del Panteon, Guanajuato, Mexico
473 732 0639
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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Traveler Description: This is the most expensive museum in Guanajuato, but it is a must-see because it is so unusual. People from all over Mexico visit it, and you are... more »
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Littleton, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

First off, the bodies in this museum are not mummies but rather desiccated corpses in various states of decomposition. Most were buried in the early to mid 1800's and disinterred in the early 1900's when some enterprising people thought they could make a buck displaying the dead that had been unusually preserved. All displayed had the misfortune of having surviving... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Spent several days in San Miguel and wanted to go see the Mummy Museum in Guanajuato. We arranged for the same driver that had picked us up at the airport to take us to Guanajuato. It was about an hour drive, with little traffic on a Sunday morning. I was surprised by all the tunnels in Guanajuato. I wouldn't want... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum is, as one can imagine, a little spooky at first. Some of the bodies that were buried alive have horrific looks on their faces. But it really is fascinating how well preserved the bodies are (especially since they were naturally mummified.) There is an informational video in Spanish, but most of the name plates have descriptions in Spanish... More

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Sunnyvale
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Interesting history and back ground info. However, felt it was so-so. Perhaps, because a few mummies were added to look like vampires...?? Not needed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a must if you are in Guanajuato. The mummies are in good condition and you can see a lot of "detail" left on them. The museum is found underneath the cementery where the mummies were found.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I'm not sure what all the hype was about over this museum. It was kind of creepy. There wasn't a lot of information other than the introductory video that was in Spanish.

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Oxnard, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Odd mummy, w hair!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg, for young kids, it may be scary, but when u see how well they NATUALLY are preserved, u will be impressed! some nay-sayers cant appreciate what the true meaning of this type of museum!

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

amazing museum, you have to be a strong person not to get really impressed or (depressed) by what you are going to see. Real mummies in the most unusual positions...including a child mummy....interesting dont miss it !!!!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

You must know ahead of time, these are real mummies, if you don't want to see dead bodies preserved don't go! I was hesitant but liked the stories that were posted next to some of the bodies: who they were how they died...I thought this was a great way to honor deceased! Then the last hall is turned into a... More

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Portland, Maine
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71 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What else can I say? This place was one of our sole reasons for visiting Guanajuato. It is a splendid old town with much more than old dried skin to charm you, but this is what I am writing about. One can visit the spooky confines of the northern hemispheres premier mummy mall by simply walking from town. Signs are... More

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