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“Fasinating and gruesome!”

Museo Criminologico
Ranked #348 of 1,865 things to do in Rome
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Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

After spending a week in Rome, we were looking for something to do that did not involve statues or religion! Although hard to find its well worth a visit, there is no charge and when we visited we had the place to ourselves on Easter Saturday! There are some fasinating sights and some horrifing implements of torture.
The displays relating to real murder cases were fasinating, only criticism not all of the displays were translated.

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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Brilliant place, stocked full of interesting stories from the annals of Italian crime, implements of torture and all sorts of detail.
Some of the things are a bit gruesome and sad, but it's all part of the history in any country.
I learnt a lot here and would definitely visit again.
It's free, but well worth donating some change to keep it going as it's well presented and simple to follow.

We went after a visit to the Vatican, as it's a short walk over the Tiber and slightly south.

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

A little three-storey museum packed with different facets of Italian crime and punishment from 16th century implements of torture to modern-day counterfeits. At 2 Euros entry, it's a steal!

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Reviewed 19 June 2011

This is a small museum housed in an old prison. It's a bit out of the way, down a tiny street near the Tiber, and it was very quiet when we visited. There are old torture devices, rooms with a huge variety of old guns and rifles, stories of serial killers with pieces of evidence from their trials and all sorts of little things related to prisons and criminals. Perhaps a bit gruesome for some (the murder accounts were quite detailed!), but we found it really interesting. Not everything had English translations, but most had at least a short English description. It only cost €2 each, but check the opening times before you go - it's only open some mornings & hardly any afternoons. All bags must be stored in lockers when you go in so make sure you have everything you might need in your pockets.

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Reviewed 14 November 2016
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