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Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso

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Informative insight into criminal...skulls

Off the beaten track sort of museum might not be the first thing you head to when visiting Turin... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Zuzana M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interesting, informative and thought-provoking

We decided to go to this museum as I have an interest in criminal psychology and have studied... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

If, like me, you enjoy seeking out unusual museums then this one's for you. I was familiar with Lombroso's work but was not aware that he had lived and worked in Turin so this museum, owned and run by the university, was a pleasant find....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Simon E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went to this museum because my daughter is a Criminology and Psychology Major, she absolutely thought it was a fantastic museum. I also found it very interesting with lots of history.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Visited here on a Wednesday (which is free on Wednesdays) took the hop on red bus which has a stop nearby and cool statues at the river. Walk to the museum from the hop on red bus stop about 5 minutes. When we visited there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Off the beaten track sort of museum might not be the first thing you head to when visiting Turin, but this was one of the few museums open on Monday, so convenience won. Well organised displays, we would welcome introductory video in English or other...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Zuzana M
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We decided to go to this museum as I have an interest in criminal psychology and have studied Lombroso's theories in the past. On the day we attended it was free entry (not sure why, but not complaining!) The museum has cards throughout in English...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Chatterboxmegan
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Although the subject is a bit dark, the museum is very well made & modern. The subject matter is very well put into context. It is an important page of history that is hard to read but that had too much influence in history to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fascinating place where you will learn a lot about the pseud-science of phrenology and the way it used to be applied to the study of criminal psychology.I just I wished that the pamphlets they sell there were not so expensive, as I had to fork...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We found this museum in the list of 10 strangest museums in the world. Deservedly! I did my BA at criminology, and was familiar with theory of Lombroso. So this kind of museum was really attractive for me. The visit was strange and amazing. You...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Gene Z
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Probably not the most popular or famous museum in Turin, but I loved it! The subject matter is fascinating and despite an interest in psychology and criminology I had never heard of Lombroso before visiting, but I found the information about his theories and practices...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank soloacrosstheworld
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to many weird places in the world: the Parisian catacombs, the Villisca axe house, etc., but this is surely one of the strangest. On display are hundreds of skulls, death masks, tools of murder, and more. One unsettling, yet fascinating display, shows the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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