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Museum of Torture

Last week I visited this museum in Siena. At the ticket office you will find Claudia, a very sweet... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Maddalena1958
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Marina di Carrara
Family visit to torture museum

Saw the conflicting reviews of this place but family all keen to go, including teenage kids, and... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Stephen23456
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. As other reviewers said there are two rooms that you can there is some stuff going on in there. But what do you expect. This place is probably 1000 years old. It was the Siena jail. It was crazy to see what our ancestors...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressive and interesting display of classic and medieval torture devices. Compliments to the lady working at the museum, who was very welcoming, took the time to explain the (free) mobile app and granted a student discount - while being non-Italian students. Definitely recommend to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thought this museum would be very touristy but were pleasantly surprised at how professionally the displays were set out and explained in Italian and English. If you have the time it is well worth the visit. A lot of reading but all really good...More

1  Thank Robliners
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Not easy to find but once inside it's gives a nice impression on the human race and how other humans were treated. There are about 8 rooms that give you the creeps. Some nice information but much is the same torture but than a bit...More

Thank Bob M
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the Torture Museum. You walk through various parts of the old prison: a very real experience. You will leave with a real sense of how bleak life must have been in the old prison. Instruments speaks for themselves...Torture Museum is located...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Last week I visited this museum in Siena. At the ticket office you will find Claudia, a very sweet person, and rich with knowledge of the site and of the city.The ticket is 10 € and it is worth it. I stayed for a good...More

2  Thank Maddalena1958
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Saw the conflicting reviews of this place but family all keen to go, including teenage kids, and all enjoyed the macabre exhibits and history.

Thank Stephen23456
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I was amazed by the previous 2 negative reviews. This is a professional historical and honest presentation of torture instruments. It's impressive and disturbing as the exhibits remind us that the modern equivalents of these instruments are in use today. Any student of history would...More

2  Thank johnStaBarbara
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017
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Grazie! :)

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Room after room of torture-to-death devices primarily use on woman. It was depressing and not worth the 10 euros. An 8-13 year old boy might like it.More

Thank Montie-Don R
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017
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Ciao e grazie per la visita. Non è nostra intenzione far perdere tempo alla vita delle persone...ma sono i nostri...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is in no sense a museum, it is only trap for sadistic (and very ingenuous) tourists, as you can judge also from a very quick lookMore

Thank SomenziG
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

A MUST SEE.... We have no intention of venturing into disquisitions on torture in these few lines, an intention that would be as presumptuosus as futile; instead we shall confine ourselves to a few subjective observations. It is a serious mistake to think of torture...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Don't know how thes chain of "museums" continues to exist at fine tourist locations. Not worth the fairly hefty entry fee.More

Thank Barrett R
Tor768, Direttore at Museo della Tortura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

"ON TORTURE, PAST AND PRESENT" Today the people are torturated by thousands and in such a sophisticated manner that is impossible to appreciate that it is torture, in fact. But torture, it is torture come will in no matter what guise. We thought that, nowadays,...More

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