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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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+420 723 360 479
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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"painful" lol!

An interesting place, won't take long either. Good that it's in several languages. But I wonder if any of the items are genuine. It's worth the price, maybe a bit expensive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
David G
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting place, won't take long either. Good that it's in several languages. But I wonder if any of the items are genuine. It's worth the price, maybe a bit expensive, but no regrets.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very dull. Museum was empty (no one but us) with a lot of information just taken from the internet (I did a unit on witch craft and drama in my English degree and I learnt nothing new here)! Museum was very dingy with small fonts that you could barely see. We didn't know of the equipment was authentic or not.... More 

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Thank daisy270609
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The torture museum is cheap, around 6 euros for an adult, and we took around half hour to see everything. It was interesting but I think they could make the placards with explanations with a bigger font. Good to kill some time, and interesting to read about different torture techniques.

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was shocked, to say the least. You can see the evil in human nature. It is almost unbelievable that people could preoccupy themselves to create instruments to torture others. It is a very sobering place. It reminded me of the fact that the Bible says that the some power that did these evils during the Medieval Times will do... More 

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Thank Dudy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 29 December 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 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 29 December 2016 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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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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