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Museum of Medieval Torture

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Address: Krizhovnicke namesti 194/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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Great for "Killing" Some Time

This museum was conveniently located a block from the starting point of our Prague Castle Tour. Having a spare hour before the start of our tour, we decided to take a look at this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jerome L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was conveniently located a block from the starting point of our Prague Castle Tour. Having a spare hour before the start of our tour, we decided to take a look at this museum. This museum exceeded our very low expectations; the tickets were inexpensive and there was a surprising amount of displays, each with at least a paragraph... More 

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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad. We were in and out in about half an hour. The placards are brief but clear (would've preferred a bit more info), and I would have liked to see some books for sale or something, but it's certainly a fascinating collection. Seems like it goes without saying, but it's *probably* not for young kids.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just on the left in front the Charles bridge with the Older Town on your back you bump into the Museum of Medieval Torture. About 6 Euro for adult and 3 floors of smart tools to torture victims to death in the history not only of Czechia but also of other European lands. The metal and wooden torture instruments are... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was clearly done on a budget so it isn't exactly spectacular, however seeing the different ways of torture was very interesting, with the information translated into four or five languages if I remember correctly. Cheap entry, definitely worth a visit.

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Thank athinakouris
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a short museum, however the price point does reflect that as it is fairly cheap. One could only spend maximum 45 minutes there if you were to read everything, although it was good that all the signage was in 8 different languages. Interesting subject matter although the history behind the objects and the descriptions could have been more detailed.... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very cold December morning and to escape the cold we visited this museum which could not be better situated, at the entrance to St Charles Bridge. There were hardly any people, so we could really wander through the museum without the irritation of a thousand tourists. Incredibly interesting stuff! I learned about many ways of medieval torture that i... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Torture museum is comprehensive but not particularly well done. There are several dozen machines and gadgets showing the different ways of torturing someone in medieval times. The exhibits often looked like they were done in an amateurish way. Still, it is not expensive and if you are there see it. Not for children!

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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chanced upon this place while wandering. Cheap enough to warrant a 'why not' moment. Some of the tortures you will have heard about, some will leave you feeling quite downhearted about the human race (I hope). Worth a visit, but go and do something nice to cheer yourself up after the visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A museum full of intriguing details. If you are a fan of horror or medieval times, this attraction is a must! Easy to find if you are looking for the place - equally easy to miss if you're unaware of it. There are lots of narrow stairs and no other means to get around, so you need to have a... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I happened upon this as I strolled up the Charles River and it was at the tale end of a shopping plaza. It was only $150czk so I figured why not. They have 3 floors of different torture devices and they all seem rather crude reproductions. The concepts and ideas make your stomach turn and thankfully this isn't allowed today.... More 

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighbourhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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