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“Spooky, but a Neat Experience”

Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Ranked #14 of 70 things to do in Guanajuato
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This museum displays over 100 real mummies dug up from the nearby cemetery.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Spooky, but a Neat Experience”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This museum is, as one can imagine, a little spooky at first. Some of the bodies that were buried alive have horrific looks on their faces. But it really is fascinating how well preserved the bodies are (especially since they were naturally mummified.) There is an informational video in Spanish, but most of the name plates have descriptions in Spanish and English. Take time to read the stories how how some of these mummies came to be or how they died; it really is amazing.

At the end there is a separate room that is actually petrifying. It is basically people who met an unfortunate death or were tortured. This was the only time I was actually scared.

Overall, very cool to see. There were young kids here when I visited, but I personally think you are just asking for nightmare city bringing kids here.

Come on a week day to avoid lines. Admission is $55 pesos per person (about $5 USD). Technically, you're supposed to pay $20 pesos to take pictures, but no one would know if you didn't.

Visited June 2014
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Sunnyvale
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Mummies”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Interesting history and back ground info. However, felt it was so-so.
Perhaps, because a few mummies were added to look like vampires...?? Not needed.

Visited May 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Day trip to Guanajuato”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This is a must if you are in Guanajuato. The mummies are in good condition and you can see a lot of "detail" left on them. The museum is found underneath the cementery where the mummies were found.

Visited May 2014
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Mexico City, Mexico
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Strange”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I'm not sure what all the hype was about over this museum. It was kind of creepy. There wasn't a lot of information other than the introductory video that was in Spanish.

Visited May 2014
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Oxnard, California
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“AN EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Odd mummy, w hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg, for young kids, it may be scary, but when u see how well they NATUALLY are preserved, u will be impressed!
some nay-sayers cant appreciate what the true meaning of this type of museum!

Visited May 2014
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