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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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A nice look back into Mexico's mecabre

The National Museum of Death is colorful, poignant, mystical, political, contradictory, satirical, macabre and educational – all at the same time. Can see the whole museum in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Museum of Death is colorful, poignant, mystical, political, contradictory, satirical, macabre and educational – all at the same time. Can see the whole museum in about an hour. I would highly recommend a visit!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is more of a gross exhibit than history. I considered it a waste of time and would not return again.

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Louisville,KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museums in Mexico are great as the cost is less than $2 US and you can see the entire museum in an hour. This museum has interesting and unique artwork. It is in a great location in the center of town. The building is beautiful and it was enjoyable to explore the various rooms in the museum.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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