Museum Of Funeral History

Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
  • 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 Museum, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum

Museum Of Funeral History - Review

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.

Museum Of Funeral History Information

  • It is wheelchair accessible.

How To reach Museum Of Funeral History by Public Transport

  • Bus towards FM 1960/University PK

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  • Museum Of Funeral History Address: 415 Barren Springs Drive Houston, TX 77090-5918, United States
  • Museum Of Funeral History Contact Number: 1-2818763063
  • Museum Of Funeral History Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Museum Of Funeral History Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Museum Of Funeral History(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
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  • If you're ever in Houston please stop by this museum. Any day above ground is a good one. That's the saying at the National Museum of Funeral History. If you want to know more about the background on funeral preparations, this is the place to go. Appropriately, located on Barren Springs, the museum can show you what embalming was like during the Civil War or how caskets were made at the turn of the last century. One of the most interesting exhibits is the Fantasy Coffins. These coffins aren't just regular coffins with a little extra shine and some fine velvet on the inside, they're hand crafted and designed to capture a little something important in the life of the deceased. A plane, a fish, and even a chicken are just some of the forms coffins take when you commission work from the artist from Ghana. Kind of makes you wonder how you'd choose to be remembered. Certainly not on the traditional museum map, this departure from the norm is educational, kind of fun, and sobering at times. Check it out and pick up a little something from the gift shop for those dear to you.

  • This place is not what you expect from the title! Great history, some truly amazing historic vehicles on display (the original Batmobile was there on my last visit, and the lovely Security officer took pics of me in it! ) It's worth a trip just to check out the absolutely fantastic little gift shop! Contains wonderful items such as a hilarious BBQ apron that says "I am the Cremator" Please note I have a very kitschy sense of humor, so the gift shop really appealed to me 😊

  • This was way beyond expectations. Truly a unique museum and quite large. Our guide (Rob Parker) was animated and knowledgable. Not morbid or macabre. Just interesting.

  • I enjoy odd museums, and this one was interesting. I didn't think it was going to hold my attention, but it actually had more than I expected. If I ever go back I'll take the time to go through the Pope's exhibit.

  • Very interesting place with a wide range of funeral related items. I especially liked the presidential funeral exhibits. We spent about 2 hours there before heading to the airport to catch our flight home

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