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TORTUOUSLY INTERESTING

The Oude Steen Torture Museum definitely runs hand in hand with the mystique of Bruges. What once... read more

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LaHabibi
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good fun

Not scary but good fun, just around the corner from the main square. Many original implements on... read more

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Mervyn E
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Torture Museum the "Old Stone" is one of the oldest prisons in Europe restored into a museum offering the visitor an impressive collection of artifacts and dramatic, life realistic wax figures which will give the visitor an unforgettable impression...more
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Oude Steen Torture Museum definitely runs hand in hand with the mystique of Bruges. What once was a prison has now been converted into a Torture Museum, using real artifacts and realistic wax figures to demonstrate how they “tortured” humans in the medieval period....More

1  Thank LaHabibi
Reviewed yesterday

Not scary but good fun, just around the corner from the main square. Many original implements on show

Thank Mervyn E
Reviewed 1 week ago

hard to beleive these techniques of torture existed. All I can say is thankgod I wasnt born in medieval times. This museum was very interesting and explanation of each torture technique was detailed in considerable depth. Its worth a visit. so glad we went. Cost...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting little museum, if you got half an hour to spare. A lot to read and not very interactive.More

Thank Primdahl09
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Primdahl, Thanks for your visit and comment. Take my advice and stay longer than half an hour. If you are interested it will take you more time to explore and feel the sensation of the museum and its content. Do come back. Best regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guy at the entrance is nice and friendly, you've to pay 8 €. All the torture's objects are well explained. Several suplices make me thinking some scenes of Vikings, GOT or the Borgias. One of things to do in Brugge 👍

1  Thank TonioElRey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum on one floor in a basement. The admission price is reasonable for the small amount of items on display. There is a senior discount. It is amazing the imagination of the people who invented these devices to torture people into...More

2  Thank 622eagle
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Eagle, Thank you for your review and visit. Peoples imagination is endless , especially when it is related to create pain. Best regards Dirk

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I had some time to kill before our bus home when we stumbled upon the sign for Bruges' Torture Museum. It definitely sounded interesting and for the reasonable price of 8 euro we decided hey, why not check it - and we...More

2  Thank amandamayrollins
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Amanda, the pleasure was all mine! It is very inspiring and motivating to receive interested visitors in the museum. I am very glad I could have your attention and appreciated a lot your remarks on such interesting items as law an d order, justice,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting little museum. Good exhibits with notes explaining what's what in 3 languages. Really moving and and thought provoking experience . Torture is so cruel and our ancestors found so many ways of doing it. Not for young kids obviouslyMore

Thank Andy-fin-c
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Andy, Thank you very much for the strong and fine review on our museum. Indeed we try to provoke some reflections on topics we often ignore or take for granted, such as justice and punishment. These fragments of life mostly interest us only when...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main access is down steep stone stairs but if you send an able bodied person down to the desk they can assist you with a lift access from below. Squeamish people may not be comfortable as the museum has a very thorough range of...More

Thank mike f
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mike, Great review , thank you. Indeed it is not for the squeamish, although...it is not so bad as it looks. Off course when you have some imagination and you allow you mind to enter in the pain of the old days , yes than......More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Torture Museum and found it very informative and an eye opener. Well worth a visit and very glad we live in the 21st century and not in the past!

Thank hovenden
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hovenden . Thank you for your kind and strong review and recommandation of our museum. You are right saying that we live a much better life than before . Justice remains important though , hence our responsibility to remain vigilant . Kind rgds dirk

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rhmsp
29 October 2017|
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No my dear It is not necessary to book in advance unless you come with a big group. Look forward to see you, you will have great experience, trust me. best rgds Dirk
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Cosmicgill
17 January 2017|
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A quick impression takes 30 minutes. Digesting the available info on torture, law and justice will make it 30 to 45 minutes longer.
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Response from HelenJG786 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with other comments, not for young children. Okay for teens/young adults. You would need to explain things to young children and even as a teacher, I don't know any way to do this well. Torture in any era is a terrible... More
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