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National Museum of Death

a un Costado del Templo de San Diego, Aguascalientes, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

For the right person, this could be a very interesting cultural experience. I, however, was not able to make it through the museum. The morbidity of it truly affected me so much so that I had to leave shortly after arriving. The group I was with (several of which were nurses) found it fascinating and had to be convinced to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Overall this is a nice museum to spend 1-2 hours in. Unique experience!.. there is Lots of art on display and best of all its inexpensive!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

It was fascinating to realize that the attraction to death goes back to the pre-columbian era. it as a vast collection of art craft and modern art pieces. Besides, you are visiting the original building of the oldest University of the city! Not suitable for small children for obvious reasons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This museum is very intersting. Even if you're not familiar with the theme, you'll still enjoy all of the art pieces there are small descriptions and some history behind the death theme in Mexican Culture. All of the descriptions are in Spanish though. Really enjoyed the different Katrina's

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Kingston, Ontario
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48 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you understand the basic significance of "el muerto" in Mexican culture you will love this museum. It is basic but has a terrific collection of "calavera" (skeleton) art divided into three rooms of pre-Columbian, art and religious artifacts. The creativity of many of these pieces is a real delight. Admission is very inexpensive.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I really recommend this museum, it is very unique and it gives you an idea on how death is perceived in the Mexican culture from its prehispanic to modern times, don't miss it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's small, but well curated and in a interesting building. From pre-columbian artefacts, Posada's Catrina and new artists, a little of everything related to the Mexican cavaleras can be seen here.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This place was created by request of one of the biggest collectors or art about Death in the world. Remember that the mexican culture highly values death as part of their customs; there is cooking, dancing and an amazing variety of art expression. You will be surprised of how many things can be seen in this museum and change the... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I went to the museum with uncertainty of what I was going to see. It is beautiful. A big collection of all related to death worship and folklore. All sorts of handcrafts, from prehispanic archeological pieces to contemporary paintings. It's all there. No wonder why this museum is part of the school of arts. I would say this is a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This museum is not what you might think it is. I thought it was going to cover life and death, but it's actually a collection of Mexican art starting from the 1980's. I was hoping to see objects of death from historical periods. So don't expect a gruesome collection of morbid photos or death scenes. The prices to enter Mexican... More

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