National Museum of Funeral History, Houston

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The National Museum of Funeral History is a museum in Houston, Texas, that contains a collection of artifacts and relics that aim to "educate the public and preserve the heritage of death care." The 35,000-square-foot museum opened in 1992.
The Museum is home to "the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs," according to its website. For its hallmark exhibit, Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes, the Museum collaborated with the Vatican to highlight the ceremonies surrounding papal funerals.
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  • This was our third visit, still love the place! Not as macabre as you would think. There is a lot of history and super interesting exhibits. We learn something new each time and will continue to...  more »
  • It may not seem like something you’d be dying to see when you come to Houston, but it is actually a really interesting stop! It is broken down into different sections that feature different aspects...  more »
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  • 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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