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“Creepy” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museo De Las Momias de Guanajuato

Museo De Las Momias de Guanajuato
Ranked #14 of 64 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, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Creepy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

First off, the bodies in this museum are not mummies but rather desiccated corpses in various states of decomposition. Most were buried in the early to mid 1800's and disinterred in the early 1900's when some enterprising people thought they could make a buck displaying the dead that had been unusually preserved. All displayed had the misfortune of having surviving relatives who ceased paying their "cemetery rent". RIP this is not. Many of the corpses have had their burial clothes removed....they didn't just rot away....I found this to be very distasteful. Many were adorned with salacious explanations of death based on nada: explanations like, this woman was buried alive and that is why her hands are like claws (clawing at the coffin lid) and her mouth is agape from screaming....totally gratuitous. I know that people are interested in graphic death, so if that fits you, knock yourself out with this place. One last note, I would strongly urge those with young children to consider skipping this one.....very graphic.

Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Mummy Museum - Different”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Spent several days in San Miguel and wanted to go see the Mummy Museum in Guanajuato. We arranged for the same driver that had picked us up at the airport to take us to Guanajuato. It was about an hour drive, with little traffic on a Sunday morning.

I was surprised by all the tunnels in Guanajuato. I wouldn't want to drive there, I'd probably still be lost in one of the tunnels.

It was a long, winding road leading up to the museum. It doesn't look like much from the outside. After paying to go in, you go through some long hallways with the mummies in glass cases. Some still had hair and clothes. There was a room with baby mummies.

It was different. Wouldn't return. There is a lot to see in Guanajuato besides the mummies

Visited June 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Spooky, but a Neat Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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“Mummies”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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“Day trip to Guanajuato”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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