Museum of Death

Museum of Death, Los Angeles

Museum of Death
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Hank S
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Couples
If you are into this stuff or just want to do something different I would recommend. Expect to see some stuff that you don’t normally see. Not really recommended for kids or young teens.

They are currently relocating so hopefully they will be opening soon.

Went back in later part of 2019 (never got around to do this). The museum is pretty good with quite a bit of information on the different items and other stuff in there. Each room has a certain subject or information on different topics. Yes, a few rooms were small and crowded with stuff but was lucky to go during a less busy time to avoid crowded rooms or walkways.

The only 2 or 2 1/2 disadvantages. The first one is the parking and parking lot is limited during busy times (not sure how long or often it happens). Secondly, the price of admission is a tad high for a museum of this size. I could see it being $10 max to better compete with other similar sized museums. Lastly (not really a complaint but maybe a recommendation), is the no photography rule can stay but if someone needs to take a call or something similar then require people to go outside or have a small room inside so they can step in and take the call or text.

But other than that I would definitely recommend this place.
Written July 31, 2022
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Claire M
Leatherhead, UK73 contributions
Family
Not for the faint hearted but one of the most bizarre museums I’ve been to. Entry fee is a bit steep but worth it for the weirdness that you wouldn’t see anywhere else. We took our 2 older teens but I wouldn’t recommend taking younger teens or children though as some of the photos and portrayals are a bit graphic.
Written April 18, 2020
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Kala W
Denver, CO37 contributions
My friend and i have wanted to go here for a long time and were not disappointed when we visited. You could probably walk through the place in an hour or so, but we stayed for about 3 hours looking at all the intersting items. The no cell phone policy is understandable due to the rarity of the items on display. The staff was very nice and helpful. They let me put my heavy tourist bag at the front desk which made it easier for me to be able to walk around longer. They have super cool merch and we bought some of that. This place is awesome and i would love to go back if i'm ever in the area again. Thanks for everything!
Written February 5, 2020
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permia
Ireland37,813 contributions
It’s well worth spending some time here, and it covers what every one of us will be subject to.

Many aspects of ritual and ceremony surrounding peoples’ demise are shown. One of the most explicit segments concerns autopsies and their developments over time.

Criminal deaths are a main feature and there are fascinating accounts of the most notorious mass-murders. The Charles Manson killings are given a whole room of videos and posters, outlining in detail the horrific events and their investigation.
Written January 19, 2020
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A.M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates35 contributions
I expected so much more.
It should be named 4 cramped up rooms of death.
Very small, everything is jumbled up. Some rooms had tv showing very old footage.
$17 entrance fee not worth it.
Written February 1, 2020
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Alan the Alpaca
England, UK169 contributions
heard about this place by chance whilst in LA. A must see if you are into serial killers, gore, death etc.. Some really awesome and shocking things on display. Reasonably priced to enter with cool souvenirs to buy.
Written February 9, 2020
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HBRox
113 contributions
I'm not sure what I expected really. I thought it would be more of a serial killer museum with artifacts and stuff. Although there was a lot of this there was also a lot of other more gruesome and mentally scarring stuff which I wasn't prepared for. i.e a video of a guy getting shot several times, half his face blown off and still alive for a few minutes after, photos of dead babies, photos of a death orgy where a couple of people chopped off a mans genitals and put it in his mouth etc etc, you get the message. I think you'd have to be pretty twisted to enjoy this stuff.
I enjoyed the Manson family part, that's about it.
Written January 29, 2020
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Noël E
9 contributions
Couples
this was my number 1 NEED to visit while in LA and it didn’t disappoint! a large variety of different “death” topics covered and of course, my favorite, an entire serial killer room. a tough stomach is my only suggestion, because you’re going to see a lot of blood and gruesome death scenes. there was a lot of history and interesting exhibits. 11/10 would recommend. i’ll definitely visit again!
Written April 9, 2020
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NateBaylass
1 contribution
Couples
Be sure to listen carefully to the receptionist’s nonchalantly delivered instructions of not taking photos LEST YOU FORGET and want to be callously frogmarched out of this museum and spat out onto the pavement.

We went here and mindlessly forgot about the instructions of no photo-taking once we’d reached the third room of the exhibition. We took a quick irrelevant snap of one of us in the mirror of a coffin and the worker took it as his moment to catch the big fish.

He seemed to take an unsettling pleasure in marching over and telling us to get out, dismissing all apologies we were desperately issuing for having forgotten. He displayed not a morsel of human compassion, which seemed slightly strange considering he worked at the Museum of Death where he would have had an educated understanding of the extent to which humans stray in the realm of morality and rule-breaking, this in relative terms seemed something of an overreaction...

He escorted us out most humiliatingly through the visitors of the museum and proudly presented his findings like a cat with a dead bird to his owner, to the receptionist who had issued the original BINDING instruction.

The receptionist smiled a rather frightening flash of a smile upon hearing how one of the details in his casually delivered opening monologue had been perfidiously disrespected.
There was an unmissable delectation being derived from the requital being served.

We clumsily, embarrassedly and profusely apologised as he slung our bags over the counter at us, which we’d been told to leave at reception. At which point he delivered his humdinger of a speech, like a judges final adjudication:

“Maybe you forgot, maybe you didn’t listen, or MAYBE THERE IS SOME INCONSIDERATION IN YOUR SPIRIT” which was rather severe. We couldn’t believe it.

The two of them seemed pleased that they had caught the Vile Villains of the Museum of Death and chucked us out with what we imagined, a side smile, rubbing their hands under the counter with glee.

We walked out ashamed, defeated and shocked while passing the THREE-HEADED TORTOISE on the way out, who was trapped in an eternity of hell, inside a cage they had kept him in where the poor animal couldn’t move forward, sideways or backwards in what looked like a lot of distress and pain.
Interesting that photo-taking was ungodly and yet using a struggling animal living in a deep hell of an existence in captivity as their Opening Sight to welcome guests went unchallenged.

The chief of the operation (the receptionist) couldn't help himself but to shout after us in our final part of our mortifying walk of shame out of their bizarre museum with a caustic remark: “AND PEOPLE SAY AMERICANS ARE RUDE”, his obvious point being that us Brits had brought the reputation of our nation down with what we had done, and as ambassadors for our country had proven how wrong “They” (whoever They are) were.
Because we were the worst.

It was a savage ejection and I’ve never been thrown out of a museum before.

If you ever go to this museum run by maniacs who WILL GET YOU IF YOU CROSS THEM, be sure to listen to the rules and don’t slip up or RETRIBUTION WILL BE DONE.
Written March 26, 2018
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airykah
Winnipeg, Canada35 contributions
Couples
Had I actually known what was in the museum I wouldn’t have gone. I thought it would mainly have items related to killers, but not the victims. I found the serial killer rooms fascinating...all the letters and drawings made by the most notorious killers out there. I didn’t have much interest in taxidermy or embalming...but that’s just me but I thought it was an appropriate exhibit.

All that being said, I found all the photos of the victims were inappropriate and shouldn’t be on display for a bunch of us to look at them in this manner. These poor victims were already murdered and now we are revictimizing them by putting them on display and showing them in such a vulnerable position. They have already suffered tremendously and to make them suffer through the indignity of a bunch of looking-loos examining their final photos seems like the penultimate abuse. I view autopsy photos through my day job and we always show this type of evidence our upmost respect (so it’s not that I can’t handle seeing these types of photos). I really don’t care that the museum is putting the killers on display (they lost their right to privacy when they committed the heinous acts) but the poor victims didn’t.

I think if they removed the photos of the victims - this would be an interesting place to visit. However, the way that it is now can’t allow me to recommend this place to others.
Written October 16, 2018
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