Museum Of Funeral HistoryCurrently Closed
- Address: 415 Barren Springs Drive Houston, TX 77090-5918, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-2818763063
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
As unique and bizarre as it sounds, the Museum of Funeral History is a very well made brainchild of Robert L. Waltrip who wanted to make people aware of all the aspects of what he called “death care”.
The Museum has several different exhibits such as “Thanks for the memories” which has a display of the most memorable or outrageous funerals ever held. “Day of the Dead” which has fascinating exhibits about the stories and traditions related to the Dia de los Muertos which is observed in Mexico and other countries, “19th Century Mourning Customs” which is an enlightening look into the said eras social life as well as others.
The beautiful clothes, objects and art associated with funerals are worth seeing. Also worth seeing is the exhibit of coffins and caskets from over the years. This museum with its really unique theme is a one-of-a-kind sight to see in Houston.
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This place is certainly a UNIQUE attraction. I'd say that about half the floor space is dedicated to antique hearses. They have a room (too small, IMO) with souvenirs from the funerals of famous (mostly Hollywood) people. There's another tiny room about cremation, another about the history of embalming, another about the funerals of U.S. Presidents, another about funerals of Popes. But in terms of an everyday funeral like you might go to next week, there's very little (I'm gonna go ahead and say "nothing") related to that common topic. Maybe they'll add it in the future. Anyway, if you haven't been, go ahead and go. It's well worth 9 bucks.
This place was really cool! only $10 to get in, and worth every penny. Has stuff about Presidents, the Pope’s, Day of the Dead, Egyptians, Celebrities, Antique Hearse (Horse Carriage & Automotive), info on embalming and cremation. I thought it was gonna be morbid, but it was not at all. Laid out very well! and with lots of info and things to see. I was not expecting such a large facility, or the amount of things that I saw. I originally found out about this place, after watching a show called Shipping Wars on A&E. If you are in the area, I would suggest stopping by and checking it out. I was told by an employee, that the owner of the Roy Rogers car is a Board member, and also owns the Batmobile, which has been displayed there before. I would love to see those on a future visit. Hope you enjoy it too.
This is the second time we've been to this very unique and interesting museum. It is kid friendly and educational for everyone. The morbidly inclined will appreciate it the most! An awesome Halloween time destination. Note: The "kid friendly" haunted house they run during October has jump scare animatronics that not all kids will like. Along with some gore. ENJOY!
I don't really know what I was expecting, but this place is really neat! lots of exhibits, but not overwhelming. I really liked all of the old hearses, and their gift shop isn't overpriced. I'll definitely go back, it's a unique place to bring out of town guests.
Houston is home to this unique museum; filled with history and information that will amaze you. It's easy to be turned off by the word, "Funeral" but don't be. I believe men would especially appreciate all the grandeur and history of their collection of "one of a kind cars", so children should not attend. There's a wealth of information for everyone to "enjoy" at our National Funeral Museum. Request a tour guide on your first trip, then tour it again on your own.