New Orleans, Louisiana: Westgate Museum of Necromancy - Gone
- On Magazine St. between Dufossat and Bellecastle.
- Reported Closed.
Visitor Tips and News About Westgate Museum of Necromancy - Gone
The Westgate Museum of Necromantic Art and Gallery closed in September 2005, and the purple and black house at 5219 Magazine Street is presently for sale. The move had been planned before Katrina hit. The Westgate also had a short-lived bed and breakfast, certainly the most unusual experience in New Orleans.[Allen Herd, 02/18/2006]
For a trip down creepy lane, don't miss the Museum of Necromancy the next time you're strolling down Magazine St. in New Orleans. Hailed by its creators as "a point of contact between Life & Death" (eeek) the old bright purple house moved to New Orleans in 1990 and is home to drawings, paintings, sculpture, and poetry devoted to necromancy. Even though these folks bring new meaning to the word "serious" (they are also home to a publishing company that specializes in necromantic literature), the place is really unlike anything you've ever seen and beats the hell out of the other touristy "voodoo" shops in the area.[Jen Ashlock, 06/16/2002]
Nearby Offbeat Places
- Formerly Upside Down Giant Frostop Mug, New Orleans, LA - 2 mi.
- Haunted Bed & Breakfast, New Orleans, LA - 2 mi.
- Voodoo-Enhanced New Orleans Cemetery, New Orleans, LA - 4 mi.
- Fats Domino's Waterlogged Piano and other Katrina Relics, New Orleans, LA - 4 mi.