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Torture Museum Oude Steen

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Very interesting...yet a bit disturbing.

I’m glad that we went...it was factually significant while at the same time a bit disturbing. Thank... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bill A
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Damascus
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Excellent

Informative, really interesting. Pretty close quarters not advised for the very claustrophobic but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stephjarvis1991
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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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 6 days ago via mobile

I’m glad that we went...it was factually significant while at the same time a bit disturbing. Thank goodness we’ve left this behavior waaay behind us as a civilization. Hard to believe this was ever considered acceptable. I’d seen methods of torture and incarceration in movies...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Torture Museum is something you will walk past many times as you explore Bruges cobble stones streets and I recommend you pop in and take a look. It’s about 8 Euro and the entire experiences will take about 30 mins. The museum is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Informative, really interesting. Pretty close quarters not advised for the very claustrophobic but very good otherwise.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is honestly a really interesting museum about different torture methods and historical perspectives on the practice of torture. It should go without saying that if you have a weak stomach, it's not the place for you. There are many, many, many different torture methods...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank serena778
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Serena, Thanks for your and review and appreciation. You mentioned the claustrophobic experience , imagine you would have been there in the 14th century, lying on the ground or tied up to the walls waiting for your execution or cruel punishment.Brrrr. Originally this building...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this place would be an awesome visit.....and as I looked at the different torture devices and read about them....I slowly grew woozy and sick. I literally staggered out. Apparently, I'm a wuss.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed it, not in a psychotic way, but found it very interesting. It is rather small, however, there is plenty of reading material and you can get relatively close to the instruments. I'm glad my kids couldn't really make out what any of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was super interesting but it was much shorter than I was expecting. Was super crowded which made it hard to read the signs next to the displays.More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bradpat1
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Bradpat, Thanks for your visit and comment. The last week was very busy , I am sorry you could not go into the subject as you had wished. Please do come back , identify yourself , get free entrance and you will see it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is quite surprising when wandering around this museum to actually see how cruel as a society we have been over the years to each other and this museum certainly documents some of the tools used in this torture..quite amazing really..enjoyable..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve-70
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thanks for your visit and nice comment and appreciation of the museum. I hope you had a great time. I wish yo all the best in the new year, lots of luck and happiness for you and your family . Kind regards Dirk

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very interesting and informative museum. As previously mentioned, it is very gruesome but well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear CF, Thank you for your kind and appreciating comments. True , it is gruesome but it is just a reflection of our life on earth, marked by violence, crime and repairing severe justice. Good to remember what our ancestors have been trough to understand...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like this sort of thing it is excellent. But very graphic and is hard to imagine how human beings could have done such terrible things to each other....but well worth the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lindakelly007
dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Linda, Thanks for the fine comment on the museum. Walking between these artifacts and info boards you can see how far humans are ready to go to achieve their goal, in this case "justice". Happy new year , all good luck in 2019 Dirk

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12 January 2019|
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Cannot remember but it was cheap. Also I believe I got a reduction because of my older age. Museum and staff very informative but not advisable to take small children - it is frightening for them.
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Hello, of course. We love animals and all dogs are welcome. All the best, Julie
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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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