Peruse through tributes and funeral memorabilia from some of the world’s most well-known celebrities at the Thanks for the Memories exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH)—part of our Explore the NMFH series.
At this one-of-a-kind exhibit at National Museum of Funeral History, visitors get a peek inside the funerals of beloved celebrities and figures from around the world. Through authentic printed memorial folders and memorabilia, visitors can learn about the funerals and burials of Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, Frank Sinatra, Jim Henson, Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, and many others.
Some of the remarkable artifacts to be found include boots worn by Robin Williams in the film RV, and a glass-paneled coffin made to look like the one featured in Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Guests can also find out how to fly their own ashes into space, practice writing their epitaph, and reawaken memories of their favorite celebrities through touching tributes, newspaper clippings, and more.
More About the National Museum of Funeral History
Founded in 1992 and boasting America’s largest collection of authentic historical funeral service items in 17 permanent exhibits, the National Museum of Funeral History (NMFH) is an exploration of history, science, and culture.
Visitors can learn about hearses through history, caskets and coffins, plus the funerals of U.S. Presidents and Catholic Popes, celebrities and the history of embalming and cremation while you witness the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.
Open seven days a week, excluding major holidays, the museum is a testament to the cultural heritage of the funeral service industry and its time-honored tradition of compassion.
Thanks for the Memories at National Museum of Funeral History
- Days & Times: Monday through Friday 10am to 4pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm
- Location: National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston, TX 77090
- Phone: 281-876-3063
- Admission: Included with museum admission, which is $10 for ages 12 and older; $9 for ages 65 and up; $7 for ages 6 to 11; free for ages 5 and under. Order museum entry tickets in advance or learn more.
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