Initially, it was believed the Museum’s target audience would primarily consist of persons engaged in death care professions, such as funeral directors, embalmers, and cemeterians, as well as providing historical base and a sustaining element of professional pride for instructors and students of Commonwealth. As the Museum evolved, the national museum of Funeral History’s mission broadened to encompass public education-in effect, bringing the mysterious and frequently taboo topic of death into accessible, non-threatening, and non-macabre setting for kindergarten students through senior citizens. Currently, the Museum is in its fifth development evolution since inception eighteen years ago-that of expanding acquisitions and exhibits to encompass a comprehensive multicultural and multinational offering to better serve its heterogeneous constituency.Arrange your visit to National Museum of Funeral History and discover more family-friendly attractions in Houston using our Houston tour itinerary maker website .
National Museum of Funeral History Reviews
This is an interesting and offbeat museum that has the same effect as attending a funeral, in that it’s a reminder that everyone dies, including you someday. So we left with an appreciation of life, w... more »
As the heat in Houston forced us to indoor activities, we found out this museum. It was great, interesting and got even better when Rob joined us and gave us a kind of private tour. We learnt so much ... more »
I had a Fantastic visit! I will gladly visit again one day! Give yourself plenty of time to walk around the place is surprisingly huge with lots of things to see and read about. Also lady at the desk was very polite & nice. Suggestion; need one of those fun penny crushers that stamps the logos of your establishment onto a penny. I love those things!
Amazing! If you have a morbid curiosity, this place is for you. Completely family friendly. Lots of antique equipment and hearses. Loved it! But if u want to see EVERYTHING, allow yourself about 2 hours. We had to sprint to get to the end before they closed
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