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Mummy Museum (Museo de los Momias)

Esplanada del Panteon, Guanajuato, Mexico
+52 473 732 0639
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Ranked #21 of 31 Attractions in Guanajuato
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

One local told me to stay away from this museum, while others told me to go. I really wanted to see the mummies, and I'm so glad I did. They're weird at first, when you see them, but they're so interesting, and the descriptions of their life and death are in both Spanish and English, unlike many museums. I enjoyed... More 

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Guanajuato, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very cool, not like seeing mummies. Now for sure Im getting cremated. Seeing the children was very sad.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We trekked over to this museum and we were happy we did. Those mummies leave a strong impression in one's mind and it is fascinating how they were naturally preserved. There are many mummies on display and a some of the displays have English translation next to the Spanish. However, they really should have English guides available to bring the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is not a museum for the faint-hearted. First of all by road it's a LONG way out of town - at least a 15min cab ride and you'll probably have to walk back into town afterwards because unless you have your own wheels or go with a group, there is no cab rank there so you can get back... More 

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Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If I ever had any doubts about being cremated, they were completely dispelled by our visit to this museum. I understand that it is a tourist attraction, but I found it disturbing that these bodies are on display for people to gawk at.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Everyone always asks, "Did you see the Mummies?" The answer is, Yes, but once is enough. These mummies are created in just a few years by some chemical preservation, perfectly understandable in an area known for so many rich minerals and minning. It is a small, but popular museum. What I did find facinating is the fact that not only... More 

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315 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Guanajuato Icon and in turn a Mexican Pop Culture Icon as well (there is a famous movie called the "Momias de Guanajuato". It is macabre and some of the mummies are just creepy ... particularly since they were created by the environment and not mummified ... but that just makes this an even more unique experience ... which I partook... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It may be just a small museum and I thought it would be just like any other museum with egyptian mummy like on display. It turned out to be not an ordinary museum. It was a totally creepy experience that sent goosebumps! The remnants were unbelievable. These were naturally mummified bodies due to the characteristics innate to its soil, the... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The idea that the ground & environmental conditions can mummify a persoin is interesting on a physiological level. Outside of that this place is terrible. There was a time that the city ran out of places to bury people, so those whos' family could not afford to keep their family in their "final resting place" were exumed and put on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The museum has around 60 mommies on display and a very small section dedicated to gruesome death related themes such as torture and execution. The initial movie that is shown provides a better understanding of the exhibit. Unfortunately, for most of the mommies there is no information about the reason or time of death, or age etc. But well worth... More 

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