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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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Interesting but quick

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

In Mexico when people say Guanajuato the first thing that comes to mind are the mummies, this museum has been around for many years and this attraction has been one of the most important attractions in the city. If you are not bothered by death you must see this place, it is very interesting, I mean you wont see real... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There are plenty of mummies to see here no matter who tells you different. The tour guides are very good about keeping it interesting, this is a must see.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Yes, it's a MUMMY MUSEUM. it is one of the biggest attractions in Guanajuato. Over 100 mummies that have been preserved without embalming, but simply by dehydration. The world's smallest 'liltlest angel', is also housed here. A word to the squeamish, the torture chamber is a bit gruesome.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Even though the mummies are not that old (dating from the early 1900s) it was interesting to see the mummified bodies of humans, even a fetus and a woman who was buried alive. It was worth the money to see the museum for 45 minutes.

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Brussel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The municipality advocates this macabre place as the museum you should not miss. Skip it if you like culture, visit it if you like horror movies. The most disturbing fact: many families visit the spot with their kids...

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I wasn't sure about taking 10 year old to this museum but we went and both found it so fascinating! Most of the exhibits are in Spanish but the few that gave English explanations explaining the various states of the body depending on time and type of death made this museum worth the time. I wouldn't wait an hour if... More 

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

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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