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Address: 1333 S Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64055
Phone Number: 816-833-2955
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and...

What's so unusual about this museum that displays antique jewelry and pictures? All items are made of human hair and are authentic antiques at least one hundred years old.

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Amazing hair art and history

This was amazing hair art. To think how fine this was to work and the lighting they had back in that time these women had to blind. The history behind this was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Margate, Fl
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Kansas City, Missouri
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We live locally and were told that this museum is neat and worth a visit. I appreciate the passion with which the tour guide goes about talking about the various hair wreaths; however, I could not wait for the tour to be over after 10 minutes. If you are in the area, your time is best spent at the Truman... More 

Thank Brett N
Margate, Fl
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was amazing hair art. To think how fine this was to work and the lighting they had back in that time these women had to blind. The history behind this was very interesting. If you are a craft person I think you would enjoy what the made with hair. The person that took us around was very knowledgeable. We... More 

Thank DC-w-grankids
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is not your typical museum, from its unassuming outside to the strange and beautiful hair art inside. I dragged my boyfriend here, and he found it interesting but creepy. I found it endlessly fascinating and definitely sparked my interest in this little-known art form. When we arrived, we were the only people in the building and the docent there... More 

Thank Sarah D
Columbia, Missouri
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140 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This is an interesting place to visit and learn about an old art form passed down from 1000's of years through different cultures. Leila is most knowledgeable and a wonderful guide through her collection.

Thank J F
Kansas City, Missouri
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We had a bit of sticker shock at first. It is $15 for an adult admission. Plus they do not accept credit cards. However, what you end up with is a personalized tour. This is a collection of hair art. Before there were pictures people would take a lock of hair from their loved ones and make it into flowers... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We always try to find a special museum on each trip and this was our special this time. We did not really know much about hair art, but now know a lot more. This museum is a must if you are in the area. We would never have guessed that human hair could be turned into wonderful art work. And... More 

Thank US-Addict
Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You would never guess looking from the outside the fascinating display on the inside. Victorian era art form using the hair of a loved one to create beautiful flower like wreaths that are framed and hung on walls. Make it a must see if you are in the area. An hour or so and you will have your fill. Great... More 

Thank Andrea H
Abilene, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I thought the photos on the website looked kind of creepy, but this really is a very interesting museum. Hearing Leila or Nancy talk about the pieces really makes it come alive. If you are looking for something a little different, don't miss this one!

Thank AprilFool41
Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Really a neat place! Full of interesting history. Our guide was patient and informative with all our questions. Would highly recommend!

Thank marlenepro
Independence, Missouri
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127 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I loved visiting this museum. I took a friend for her birthday, and we both thought it would be a little hokey, but it was amazing. I had no idea hair was such a significant art object. We saw hair wreaths that were incredibly intricate. Bracelets, pins, fobs, earrings, and all sort of jewelry were showcased, and there were rooms... More 

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