Museum for Sepulchral Culture
Museum in Kassel
The Museum for Sepulchral Culture (Museum für Sepulkralkultur in German) is a museum in Kassel, Germany, that focuses on burial customs and funeral rites from various cultures and time periods. It was founded in 1992 and is housed in a former church building, the Wehlheider Church, which was built in 1900.
The museum’s exhibits cover a wide range of topics related to death and mourning, including funeral customs, burial practices, mourning rituals, and the evolution of tombstones and monuments. It also has collections of funerary art and objects, such as death masks, funeral clothing, and mourning jewelry. The museum’s displays are arranged thematically and chronologically, covering both historical and contemporary aspects of death and burial.
In addition to its permanent collection, the museum hosts temporary exhibitions and special events related to death and mourning. It also offers educational programs for schools and groups, as well as guided tours and workshops for visitors of all ages. The Museum for Sepulchral Culture is considered one of the leading institutions in the world dedicated to the study of death and funeral customs.
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Visiting Museum for Sepulchral Culture
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m