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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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Favorite in Northern Mexico

This is my daughter's favorite museum in Mexico. It gives you a good idea of the attitude towards death. There are photos of dead people and all sorts of arts and crafts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2016
mariannemmoore
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is my daughter's favorite museum in Mexico. It gives you a good idea of the attitude towards death. There are photos of dead people and all sorts of arts and crafts pertaining to death. It was fun to see death given a light hearted perspective. Worth a visit for sure.

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Ellwood City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

The Museum is relatively small and has some interesting artifacts. Only takes about 20 minutes to go through. Cost was small but I would not make an extra trip to go there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

WE had been really surprised about the museum. Plenty of art about the dead and the different view of it

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Oregon, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

It was interesting to see the art, artifacts, photos and various memorabilia of the culture of death in Mexico. It probably took us about 1.5 hours to see it all and it wasn't very crowded.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Yhis is one of the most fascinating museums that you can imagine. Tells specific stories of how death became celebrated rather than feared in the Latin American culture.

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Bellingham, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

The museum was full of all kinds of things related to being dead, celebrating the dead and the history of handling the dead with a Mexican emphasis, as you would expect. Average for anyone who isn't into the whole "de la Muerte" thing, which I'm not.

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I loved my time there, although I wish I read more Spanish as there is no info in English. Very cool objects, painting, sculptures, etc from different eras and styles. They have a few Posada pieces, but for that you should really head over to the Posada museum a few blocks south. Really well-done, simple museum.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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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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