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“interesting, but a bit ghoulish”

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Ranked #14 of 75 things to do in Guanajuato
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
Reviewed October 19, 2013

It was interesting to see how well preserved some of the bodies were. The museum did not indicate what we learned from the shopkeeper on site. These mummies were actually poor people whose families could not afford the price of burial and were therefore disinterred some 5 years after the burial.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Its creepy but fun, you learn the process and how was it that those people ended up there. long time ago people had to pay to stay buried in one place and if you didnt have money to pay they would remove you from the cementery

1  Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Little else but a bunch of mummified remains. No English commentary. No explanations. No context. Go downtown instead and soak up some fine Mexican culture.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I like a creepy attraction as much as anyone, and must admit a morbid curiosity about this place. I probably find death as fascinating as the Mexicans do. However, it is erroneous to call partially-preserved corpses "mummies." They are not. They are unfortunate individuals who have died, been buried in the ground which happens to contain a lot of minerals, then exhumed when their yearly burial tax was not paid! Some people might find this offensive, particularly considering that one of them is a fetus. I found the bodies fascinating, but I have an issue with them being referred to as "mummies," which implies that you are going to see someone who was intentionally "mummified," such as the Egyptians or Incans. One of the employees had the nerve to follow me in and try and charge extra because I had a camera!

1  Thank heyjudithz
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Not worth the effort and cost, the mummies are well preserved and are interesting as far as the historical context, but you will be better served by any internet search or visual aid found on most hotel brochures. An upfront tourist trap, seek enjoyment elsewhere.

Thank saulRujana
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