The Collection


Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato

111 bodies of mummified women, men and children make up the collection of Guanajuato’s Mummy Museum. Exhumed between 1865 and 1989.


Throughout its existence, the Mummy Museum of Guanajuato has undergone few modifications to its facilities, but on March 21, 2007 it was reopened after a substantial renovation. It’s important to note that the modification and renovation of museum space was completed in fewer than 60 hours, signifying a true challenge for the workers of Guanajuato, who through the initiative of the mayor, Dr. Eduardo Romero Hicks, successfully carried out the task of preserving and promoting the heritage of the City of Guanajuato.


Theater: The Museum’s Introductory Video. “Historic, Artistic”: Origins of the museum and some important artists whose work is centered on the Mummies of Guanajuato.


Recreating Origins: Reconstruction of the way in which the mummified bodies were exhibited since the second half of the 19th Century.


Voices of the Dead: Some of the collection’s most representative constituents tell us their story.


Little Angels: Baby mummies, dressed according to the “Little Angels” tradition.


Image Studies: Studies performed on the mummified bodies of a man and woman. Interesting findings.


Tragic Deaths: People whose lives were cut short by alarming events.


Typical Clothing: Mummies who were buried in typical clothing.


Mother and Child: The Museum’s most important piece is kept in this hall: The World’s Smallest Mummy.


Santa Paula: Reconstruction of the Pantheon’s niches that the Museum’s mummies were extracted from, and exhibition of bodies from the collection’s different stages. Coffins: Here you’ll see what the Museum’s halls looked like before this year’s renovation.