The National Museum of Funeral History houses the country's largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man's oldest cultural customs. Come discover the mourning rituals of ancient civilizations, see up-close the authentic items used in the funerals of U.S. presidents and popes, and explore the rich heritage of the industry which cares for the dead.

Museum Information


Monday - Friday: 10am until 4pm
Saturday: 10am until 5pm
Sunday: 12pm until 5pm


Adults: $10.00
Seniors/Veterans: $9.00
Children (Under 12): $7.00
Children (Under 3): Free

*Adjustments may be made to exhibit availability to accommodate routine maintenance and/or special programs.

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New Summer Exhibit

Explore the history of the funeral home industry in the National Museum of Funeral History’s newest exhibit, The Rural Family Funeral Home: Four Generations of Service & Sympathy, which runs through September 25, 2014 and examines the origins of today’s funeral industry, looks at traditions that have withstood four family generations and gives visitors a sense of the appreciation for a family run business. From numerous original funeral tools and instruments, to embalming recipes, historical signs and photographs and more, museum-goers are transported to the early 20th century to explore the evolution of the industry.

Museum celebrated the Papal Canonization

See how the museum prepared for the recent Papal Canonization with this television spot on ABC 13 KTRK-TV.

Six Minutes at the Museum

Check out the National Museum of Funeral History on the Houston Matters show on KUHF 88.7 FM

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