Money Encrusted Coffin

Crazy Coffins And Houston’s Historic Hearses

The National Museum of Funeral History in Houston, Texas contains a collection of artifacts and relics that aim to “educate the public and preserve the heritage of funereal care.” The 35,000-square-foot museum opened in 1992 and is home to “the country’s largest collection of funeral service artifacts and features renowned exhibits on one of man’s oldest cultural customs.”

For its hallmark exhibit, Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes, the Museum collaborated with the Vatican to highlight the ceremonies surrounding papal funerals. Other exhibits show Victorian mourning items, Egyptian embalming processes and the beginnings of cremation technology.

The museum also showcases it’s collection of bizarre coffins, including family size, glass, money encrusted, and the Gold Colored And  Cadillac Winged Coffin of George Barris, famous as the designer of The Munsters Koach.

Check out the gallery below…

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