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Address: 1333 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055-1303
Phone Number: 816-833-2955
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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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Fascinating!

Pics from dead people's hair may kinda freak some people out, but this is so cool. It's a lost art, & the works are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. By the sound of it, it doesn't necessarily sound... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Curlytop72
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Raytown, Missouri
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Raytown, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pics from dead people's hair may kinda freak some people out, but this is so cool. It's a lost art, & the works are a.m.a.z.i.n.g. By the sound of it, it doesn't necessarily sound that interesting, but if you're interested in the history/lifestyles of generations before us in this country, you would enjoy it. If you like art or museums,... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leila has an amazing collection of hair - family history hair designs like samplers made of family members' hair. Even has some hair if famous people.

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Thank Doris F
Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small place, but has hundreds of items made from hair! It doesn't look like much from the street - but it's worth stopping for. The price is a little high for my taste, but I don't mind supporting the small business owner, especially when one is so passionate about the craft/hobby/collection! The employee there when we... More 

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Thank Day H
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

I had some idea of what to expect from looking at the website prior to our visit, but the reality was so much more amazing and fascinating! We had a personal tour from a very knowledgeable and personable lady (not the owner, would have liked to have met her, too). I learned so much about the history of the times,... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

I'd never heard of hair wreaths until I stumbled across this museum. Totally worth the stop. It's a small museum, but it is PACKED with fascinating art. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. I can't even put it into words. This is just something that you have to see!

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Thank CMWZ
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The owner, who has a true passion for hair and its many decorative and artistic uses, will personally give you the guided tour. Hair jewelry? Hair reliquaries? Hair portraiture? Hair left on the floor of Elvis's barber shop? All this and--most of all, hair woven into elaborate and stunningly intricate wreaths--dating as far back as the Renaissance era. Indeed, it... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

To say that this museum is unique is an understatement. Leila is so pasionate about her collection. I never new anything like ths existed. There are hair wreaths, jewelry, decorations. Geneology using hair for generations in amazing. There is hair there from the Blessed Virgin Mary and her mother Saint Anne. Hair from so many celebrities that I could not... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Definitely be into hair and the history of it if you're going to pay the fee. It's not a very lovely looking building on Nolan. But plenty of parking.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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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 

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Margate, Fl
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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 

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