The Museum of World Funeral Culture is located in the Memory Park of the Novosibirsk crematorium and is devoted to funeral traditions of different nations. It was officially opened on 14th May 2012. The museum takes part in the annual Museum Night.
The museum belongs to the World Federation of Thanatologists Associations and is the only funeral culture museum in Russia.
The majority of the exhibits are from the 19th – early 20th century and include about 200 mourning dresses from the 19th century, hearse models, about 10,000 funeral-themed engravings, 1,000 paintings and sculptures, 9,000 photographs, 11,000 cards and a collection of medals.
The Museum of World Funeral Culture also possesses approximately 6,000 different documents including court examination reports, leaflets, obituaries, letterheads and other official documents.
The museum has exhibits devoted to the cemetery architecture where different types of tomb crosses and stones from the 19th century are examined.
It is included in the UNESCO programme of the world funeral culture preservation.
Sat-Sun and public holidays 11:00-19:00
Monday is a day off
Admission: 150-200 rub
Address: Voskhod settlement, 4/10 Voyentorgovskaya str (Rus: пос. Восход, Военторговская, 4/10)
How to get to the Museum of World Funeral Culture:
Take a minibus 399 at the bus stop “Ploshchad Kalinina” and go to the bus stop “Krematoriy”.
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