Museum of Death
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Member Reviews (4)
- Museum of DeathMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14Nov 06, 2013
If you have a strong stomach and you're fascinated with death, this is your place :) The guy who works there is really cool to talk to and no one will preach and make you sign petitions.
- there is a cute (live) doggie!!!!!!!! so fluffy :D
- the museum gets gory as you get closer to the end. ie real photographs of the murder scenes...heard they change it up once in a while
- there's a tiny room covered in charlie manson stuff and a small section on black dahlia
- the guy who works there, not sure if he's the owner, is full of cool stories! Go talk to him! Ask him about charlie manson's life in prison and his artwork!!!!
- he gave us a free pass to come back because one of the room was used for filming...I gave mine away because I got too queasy
- The taxidermy section. This is where I got nauseous :(
This place was fascinating but my stomach couldnt handle it. Maybe I'll give it another chance some other time.
Parking is free behind the building.
Note to self: don't make plans to eat after you check this place out
After the museum, my belly growled, then meat popped into my mind....and I lost my appetite for the very first time. The thought of being vegetarian crossed my mind for the first time as well. Luckily my appetite for meat came back after over-eating at a raw vegan restaurant.
- Museum of DeathFeb 28, 2014
As a museum, this site is fairly user-friendly in terms of being easy to self guide your way through the various exhibits. There is a lot of information here and every artifact and exhibit is well documented.
But I can honestly say that I would not recommend this museum to anyone. It is extremely graphic in nature: pictures of dead, mutilated bodies; videos of human embalming; rooms dedicated to murderous cults that seem to glorify - or at least don't condemn - their horrific actions. The people that set this museum up are married, and used to write letters to serial killers on death row. A lot of the responses they received are on display here as well, which really gives you an insight into how exploitative and perverse this museum is. People have fainted going through the exhibits, so unless you have a (somewhat disturbing) fascination with death and gore, I would spend the $15 elsewhere.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Museum of DeathFeb 13, 2013
My sister went to this museum when it was still down in San Diego and wasn't impressed, but well, she and I have different sensibilities. Though the $15 entry fee seems steep, for the True Crime scholar this place is a must-go! Ranging from outsider art by serial murderers, historic tortures, Heaven's Gate auctioned items, and an extensive Manson section, this place is for those looking to add to their already vast knowledge of the genre. There are some genuinely shocking items in there and a return trip is almost a necessity because there is so much to take in. Besides that JD and Cathee are genuinely engaging curators who were more than happy to point out obscure facts about their collection. Hopefully you'll get to see Cheng and Eng too, their two headed turtle who is both adorable and moody. I don't know if their art gallery next door is open yet, but judging by the Chaosphere, I'm sure that will be worth visit too.