Museo Nacional de la Muerte

Museo Nacional de la Muerte information

Location
Aguascalientes , Mexico
Address
Jardín del Estudiante s/n
Telephone
+52 449 139 32 58
More information
www.museonacionaldelamuerte.uaa.mx
Prices
adult/student M$20/10
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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This is one 'near death' experience not to be missed. The Museo Nacional de la Muerte exhibits all things relating to Mexico's favorite subject – death – from the skeleton La Catrina to historic artifacts. The contents – over 2500 artifacts, drawings, literature, textiles, toys and miniatures – were donated to the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes by collector and engraver, Octavio Bajonero Gil. Over 1200 are on display. They span several centuries, from Mesoamerican to contemporary artistic interpretations.

In room one, look out for the miniature crystal skull. It's believed to be from Aztec times and there are only two in the world. This wonderful place is far from macabre but a colorful, humorous and insightful encounter.