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Museum of Medieval Torture

Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Krizhovnicke namesti 194/1, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 723 360 479
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00

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Interesting exhibit, go if this sort of thing intrigues you

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is pretty cool, I am glad I visited. Entry is about 5 USD, and you can expect to spend about 30 - 60 minutes here. The museum consists of three floors, with actual torture equipment along with explanations in multiple foreign languages. The explanations include when the devices or methods were used, who they were used on, why... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It was pretty cheap to get in but that is the only positive. The information boards were just cheap photo frames with typed up info. It was translated into a few different languages, there was quite a lot of typos (no spaces, missing punctuation, spelling mistakes and some parts made no sense at all). Reading the information was a challenge... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is tough in the sense that you can imagine and visualize the torture faced based on the machines and facts shared, and you hear yourself oohing and ouching in your thoughts. It is rich in the sense that there is a wide collection of historical torture elements. All in all, the visit is worth it.

Thank nounouaa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The entry is very cheap, it takes roughly 60 minutes to walk through and look at all of the different items along with their descriptions. Some were very chilling and gruesome to think of them being used. Will admit I had a nightmare about one of them the night I had visited there.

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Bruges, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's quite cheap and is located near the old town centre. It might be a very interesting thing for kids to see these instruments just to learn them a bit about the Medieval history. E.g. "Remember we've seen that huge castle out there 5 minutes ago. That castle has been built more than 1000 years ago and there lived a... More 

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A collection of several medieval torture instruments with explanation in several languages. Humanity is scary...

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

One should always remember not only a country's history, but also the examples of its dark past on a journey in search of truth and progress. The whole exposition is collected and arranged with great care, precisely depicting illustrations of man's violence. Also, the good point is, that you wouldn't need a guide here,'cause near each exhibit a complete explanation... More 

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

For a fee of few euros definitely worth it. We wandered here for a couple hours in horror, the actual items and well written info about them really stick to ones mind. It's a bit contradictory that back on the day of middle ages, the punishments of a little crime compared to the punishment were that much more ferocious. Left... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We were walking around and saw this place so we decided to give it a go. It was 6 euro and worth maybe 2. There was a few cool things and i learned a bit from some of the devices that had a story by them, but most of the stuff didn't have any explanation on its use which left... More 

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