Is It Any Good?

It’s…uh….well, isn’t it completely obvious at this point.  Oh yeah, and it’s in Hollywood.

I can’t do it.

I just can’t do it.

I am about to violate the core mission of this website, and review a place that I haven’t physically gone into or visited.

I am currently sitting in Toyota of Hollywood, getting my car serviced. I have two hours to kill, and right across the street from me is the Museum of Death.

…and I ain’t going in.

No way, I’m going in.

Look, according to their website:

The World Famous Museum of Death began in 1995 when founders JD Healy and Cathee Shultz realized the void in the death education in this country and decided to make death their life’s work.

The Museum of Death is a self guided tour, lasting approximately 45 minutes to an hour, but those who can stomach it stay as long as they like.

World famous? Seriously?

Those who can stomach it can stay as long as they like??


Okay, I’m about to write something massively, massively unfair…especially for someone who has just admitted they’re not going into the Museum.

I somehow doubt this Museum has anything to do with Death Education.

There. I said it.

Death Education to me helps make the process less scary. You learn about the funerary customs of various cultures, how different peoples around the world view the Afterlife, and speculate on what happens after we die.

That’s death education.

This…?  Really?

I get the feeling that this Museum just wants to show you a bunch of grisly Crime scene photos, and charge me $15 bucks  for the privilege.

This may be your thing, which is why I’m writing it up as best as I can. It just ain’t mine. To an extreme and stomach turning degree. I’ve had my brush with death. I’ve had all I can take, this my $15 dollars is staying in my pocket. You can spend yours how you want.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: I will admit, I am curious if this is a Museum or a Souvenir Shop with a Museum attached.

Watch Bourdain will come here when Parts Unknown visits Los Angeles later this season.


Museum of Death
6031 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 466-8011