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National Museum of Death

a un Costado del Templo de San Diego, Aguascalientes, Mexico
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This was a strange museum but very well done. There were guides there helping with every thing. Well worth a visit

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Portland, Maine
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71 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The artwork and culture on display here is amazing. Very fine pieces dealing with demise, yet so full of life in form and color. I can say they are even happy. This is not a place that intends to creep you out, or be in anyway morose. Celebrating death is a huge part of Mexico, as well as other countries... More

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Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Salinas, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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267 reviews 267 reviews
50 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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