Museum Visits for Two or Four to Leila's Hair Museum (50% Off)

Independence

58 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$60 50% $30
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 170 bought

In a Nutshell

Hair museum dedicates its space to wreaths, reliquaries, and jewelry all made from and with hair

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $15 for two adult admissions (a $30 value)
  • $30 for four adult admissions (a $60 value)

Leila's Hair Museum

There, Leila Cohoon preserves and furthers the art form of hair-based crafts, which stretches back to the 1700s and beyond. In pre-photography days, Victorian artisans would create jewelry and decorative pieces with human hair as a means of remembering loved ones. In addition to these personal mementoes, Leila's collection includes 600 hair-based wreaths dating before 1900, and numerous reliquaries said to contain the hair of Mary, mother of Jesus, St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and pieces of the cross, all with their appropriate wax seals. Hair pieces belonging to Michael Jackson, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, and other presidents also reside here. Although not hair-related, the museum also features a brooch that is said to contain threads from the coat of Joseph, father of Jesus. The quirky museum has attracted the attention of raconteurs from CNN as well as noted gadabout Anthony Bourdain, who also paid a visit during an episode of his show No Reservations.

Customer Reviews

58 Ratings

One of a kind museum! We enjoyed a very informative tour with a personable tour guide, and learned so much. Who knew hair could be used for such beautiful and intricate artwork, jewelry, and hats? Just go! You won't see this anywhere else!
Sharon K. · August 13, 2016
Received great tour. Very interesting piece of history and genaology.
Amanda A. · July 3, 2016
We received a guided tour of the displayed items. It was a very informative visit about an incredibly unique and forgotten art. Many intricate pieces that leaves you wondering how they made them. I would recommend a visit as this is probably the only place on Earth that you will see such a collection.
David W. · February 14, 2015
Merchant Location Map
  1. 1

    Independence

    1333 S Noland Rd

    Independence, MO 64055

    +18168332955

    Get Directions

Stay active indoors when the sky turns gray
Toys and necessities for the little ones
Urbane activities, from museums to historical tours
15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
{}