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October 25, 2014

National Museum of Funeral History

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Written by: Die-Anne Mondeaux ™

A mortician never goes out of business. So a museum dedicated to the world’s real oldest profession is not only befitting, but entirely necessary. At 35,000-square feet, the National Museum of Funeral History showcases the largest collection of mortuary artifacts in the world. Founded in 1992 by Robert L. Waltrip, whose mission was to “educate the public and preserve the heritage of death care,” the museum enriches visitors on various customs and traditions that ensue in the aftermath of mere mortals. Housed in Houston, Texas, NMFH features 12 large-scale exhibits, such as my personal favorite, Thanks for the Memories, which displays authentic memorabilia derived from celebrity funerals, including those of Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, and Frank Sinatra.

Exhibits to Die For

Thanks for the Memories                                                                       nmfh
Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes
Day of the Dead
History of Embalming
19th Century Mourning Customs
Presidential Funerals
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Reflections on the Wall
Coffins and Caskets of the Past
Historical Hearses
Ghana and Fantasy Coffins
Japanese Funerals

Museum Slogan 

“Any day above ground is a good one.”™

No kidding!


National Museum of Funeral History
415 Barren Springs Drive
Houston, TX 77090-5918

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday ∞ 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday ∞ 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday ∞ 12 pm – 5 pm
*Exhibits are subject to close during routine maintenance.

Cost of Admission

Adults ∞ $10.00
Seniors and Veterans ∞ $9.00
Children under 12 years ∞ $7.00
Children under 3 years ∞ Free!!! 

About the Author

Die-Anne Mondeaux ™
Die-Anne Mondeaux ™
Founder Die-Anne Mondeaux is currently working on her PhD in horror. You can send her a message at or send a message through the contact form.

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