The Museum of Death is not a misnomer — it is dedicated to showcasing the art and artifacts on the subject of death. In fact, it houses one of the world’s largest collections of serial killer art and relics of famous murders around the world. The shocking museum contains everything from funeral items to photos of Charles Manson crime scenes and information regarding cannibals and suicide.
Though meant to provide education on death rather than simply scare, that doesn’t stop many visitors from fainting when they tour the exhibits. Serial killer exhibits display handwritten letters and other items from the criminals. With videos of autopsies and serial killers, a head severed by a guillotine, items related to the Black Dahila murders, pet taxidermy, body bags and execution devices, it certainly is not for the faint of heart. The founders of the museum hope that the museum “makes people appreciate life.”
The Museum of Death is located on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Open Sunday to Thursday from 11 to 8 pm, the museum has extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. Admission is $15; free parking is available. Graphic material may not be suitable for all visitors.