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Torture Museum

Via Fillungo 209 | c/o Palazzo Guinigi, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 955788
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Whilst the museum was fascinating in a very macabre horrifying way that leaves you wondering how... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Loved it

I went in with my friend as we were very intrigued by what was inside the museum. The place was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Torture Museum of Lucca: The exhibit The exhibit continues to achieve resounding success thanks to its strong and clear historical value and includes unique instruments. An exhibit which doesn’t need to emphasize its message through bloody representation and horror scenes: instruments speaks for themselves. It’s an unique exhibit because of its interpretation and its strong effect on visitors. The horror aroused in our visitors viewing the instruments allows us to make them our allies against torture. The exhibit wants to be a great testimony and doesn’t linger in the past but becomes a living matter. It lays bare the worst side of human nature: every man hides and holds back a potential butcher. If displayed with great accuracy and propriety, the exhibit helps to fuel a sympathetic awareness on the matter, and to respect the opinions and beliefs different from ours, that is the elementary foundation of modern democracy.
  • Excellent21%
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  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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Via Fillungo 209 | c/o Palazzo Guinigi, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whilst the museum was fascinating in a very macabre horrifying way that leaves you wondering how anyone could come up with these things, I do think it was very over priced for what it is. It’s quite small.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went in with my friend as we were very intrigued by what was inside the museum. The place was very dimly lit and it was difficult to read some of the descriptions of the items, some item descriptions needed better lighting. Overall we found...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Don’t know if I’d use the word ‘enjoy’ to describe this but I did find it extremely fascinating and mind blowing. Humans can be so cruel. It’s expensive to go in €10 and we were in and out in 30 minutes and I read everything.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

A chilling insight into the history of tortures. The sight of the children's "punishments" was really creepy. I would have liked a bit more history of some of the actual items, but there is good descriptions of how they were used and for what type...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The museum is quite small, and though the torture instrument it shows are interesting, I thought the price was a bit high to see only four or five small rooms. Fun exhibit but a bit of a tourist trap.More

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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Hello, we are pleased that you found the exhibition interesting; the more than one hundred instruments and machines that you saw are all authentic, they go from the Middle Ages to the 18th century, found all over Europe. We are sorry you didn't fully appreciate...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We kept driving past the posters advertising this museum whilst on a visit to Lucca and just had to stop by. I think the best time to visit would be if you’re in Lucca for the comics and games convention. It’s a good respite from...More

Thank Lestari H
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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for leaving your feedbak. We are very pleased that you appreciated our city and our exhibition. Thank you for your comments on the atmosphere we are trying to create and the questions we are trying to rise, along with a reflection on history...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

A surprising museum amidst a city of 100+ churches :) small but interesting collection. Does not accept credit cards so make sure you have cash on you.

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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for leaving your positive feedback, it is very much appreciated. Kind regards.

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This museum is quite small and displays many original torture instruments along with a description of how they were (and are still) wielded. I wouldn't describe the museum as a pleasant experience (especially if you have a good imagination), like many things that should be...More

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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hello, thank you so much for leaving your feedback. We are very glad you had a pleasant experience and enjoyed the museum.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017

An amazing place to spend an hour out of the sun, most of it done in the cause of religion! Who dreamt up these things and who could carry them out? Mind boggling!

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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hello! Thank you for leaving your feedback, we are glad you had pleasant experience amd enjoyed the museum.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I visited this museum with my boyfriend. The ticket price is too high for the things to see. The place is not suitable for children: there is dark and scary atmosphere. I didn't like it and I would not return there.More

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Tor768, Direttore at Torture Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hello, thanks for visiting the exhibit and for taking the time to leave your feedback, we really appreciate every opinion. We recommend children and underage students to visit the museum only with adults, since the matter is delicated and part of history we think that...More

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Hello, here are the prices: 10 euros for adults, 7 euros for students, children over six years old and seniors, and 5 euros for groups (more than six people). Thank you, hope to see you soon
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