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National Museum of Death

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Address: a un Costado del Templo de San Diego, Aguascalientes, Mexico
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Interesting museum depicting how death is celebrated in Mexico from various time periods. The artifacts are well presented and in my opinion is worth a visit. The only downside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting museum depicting how death is celebrated in Mexico from various time periods. The artifacts are well presented and in my opinion is worth a visit. The only downside it that the descriptors in the museum are in Spanish only although you are given a brochure in English that does give an overview of what you will see in each... More 

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Fresno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited on Nov 3, and I enjoyed the collections of Catrinas and other Día de Los Muertos art. Entry was only 20 pesos. There are about 4 small rooms with small sculptures, masks, etc. It only takes about an hour to see everything, two if you read everything. Various ofrendas were set up in the indoor lobby courtyard area.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Very visual so your Spanish does not have to be good, could actually be non-existent! Excellent (temporary?) exhibit about Max Aub & Adolfo Mexiac. Located in an interesting building too.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

What an odd place to be visiting! Very interring and lots of Mexican history mixed with the death obsession. I was in Aguascalientes a week before the festival of the dead when everyone dresses a a skeleton and parties! So going here put this strange seeming obsession with death into some perspective.

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Thank Amhurst99
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A particular museum that offers you how Mexican culture and indigenous groups, and around the world, see death in their culture. Not scary at all, but an educating and learning experience. This is a museum you don't want to miss.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum has a wide range of images of death - some are gruesome, some macabre, some merely pedestrian. There is a lot of prehispanic material on display. Jose Guadalupe Posada was born in AGU and so you can see a lot of his paintings in the Museum and in his own museum.

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Quepos, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is quite different from the Museum of Death I visited on Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. This one in Aguascalientes has excellent Day of the Dead pieces, pre-colonial death masks and other old and unique death displays that are thought provoking. Their more recent collection of death-related material is a yawn at best, but their older more serious collection... More 

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Thank GeneEvans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I happened to be there around Day of the Death. They had a huge altar outside the ticket booth and people were paying respect. Once inside the museum, I liked the old prehispanic pieces showing how natives to Mexico perceived death. not so much the newer pieces. At the end they have a world map showing the many ways people... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

I came to Aguascalientes specifically to see this museum (I was en route to San Luis Potosi from Zacateca), so perhaps my expectations were too high. I am a huge Katrina fan, love all things day of the dead, am fascinated by the way death is treated in Mexico as opposed to the way we gringos do. But this museum... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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