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Torture Museum Oude Steen

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Gruesome but compelling

Four of us visited here and were strangely entertained. The models and descriptions of what humans... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Trotty50
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Very ghorry and graphic

Came across this museum by chance and thought would be interesting to visit. It was a quite... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sam K
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Four of us visited here and were strangely entertained. The models and descriptions of what humans can do to other humans are disturbing but make for interesting reading and viewing. I was amazed to find out someone was guillotined in France in the 1970s. It...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are so many uplifting activities in Bruges that it's difficult to see why anyone would choose to go to this museum, but it was a thought-provoking visit nonetheless. Made me appreciate the rights we have in today's world.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this museum by chance and thought would be interesting to visit. It was a quite afternoon when we visited with only us there. As we hadnt intended to visit here we had shopping bags with us which we was allowed to leave at...More

Thank Sam K
Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Sam, Thanks for coming by in the museum and thank you for your supporting review. You too a good time to visit , walking alone between these 1000 year old walls where people used to be tortured and more.. creates indeed a special atmosphere....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was delightfully quaint. It clearly hasn't changed since the 90's which I loved but accept might not be up everyone's street. Amazing and terrifying real instruments of torture. Worth a visit.More

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Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Laura, Thank you for your nice comment and appreciation of our museum. Apart from the artifacts and the mannequins and the set up the museum still represents an authentic prison from the 15th century. The instruments of torture used to be there covered by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informative, slightly gory, shocking, and stomach turning. If you have teenagers or a dark sense of humour you’ll probably love it! Huge amount of effort made to impart information. An hour spent off all those Belgian beers and chocolates an only be a good thing!More

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Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lily, Thanks for the fine review and your courage to step in the museum. True, teenagers are often more open to this kind of shocking history than adults. Adults sometimes try to cover or to ignore the dark side of history of which they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's brilliant. Informative. A must see. We went to st James hospital first then herr. Made.our day because it all made sense historically. We wanted to go back but we never got to. Rage. Definetly go there. Well worth it.More

Thank Leanne Jane W
Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Leanne, Thank you so much for the nice and supporting review. I am glad we made your day and find it so inspiring to know that your visit gave you a lot of satisfaction. History , included this History of torture has its place...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the most interesting museum we have been to. So well explained and so nice displayed. Very recommended! Don’t miss it and it’s not scary. Noa&TomMore

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

Dear Noa &Tom, Thank you again for visiting the museum and the appreciation you showed. I appreciated a lot our conversation and thanks again you for the practical remarks you made. I hope you have a nice trip and will be happy to welcome you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to go here while on a visit to Bruges. It really opened my eyes as to how the human kind thinks. If you are interested in the darker side of humanity it's a must see.More

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

Dear Darragh, Thank you very much for your support and appreciation. Some say the museum is an "eye opener", and in fact it is true. When you are interested in history with an open mind , ready for the truth than this museum shows you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Torture Museum is well worth seeing while in Bruges. The price is very reasonable and the artifacts are quite interesting. The museum shows just how dark and inhumane people can become, especially once they take the step of looking at others as subhuman. In...More

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

Hi John , Thanks for your appreciation and sharp remarks. I fully agree of course. The museum is meant for people like you , sharp , curious and with an open mind . Not the kind of people who run when they see something unpleasant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite a short tour but the content is excellent, don't miss out and go here. To have a glimpse into the history and the methods of torture is quite spectacular.

Thank Benjamin R
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Benjamin for your visit and review. I appreciate. Come again and spent some more time in the museum. You will see it is worthwhile to spend some more time. So by this you are invited to come back whenever you want. Best regards Dirk

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rhmsp
29 October 2017|
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Response from dirk b | Property representative |
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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Response from dirk b | Property representative |
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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BensonTK421
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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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