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Museo Storico Della Tortura

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Address: Via Del Castello 1, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577-942-243
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We saw this place just off the main square and instantly our 10 year old wanted to view this display. Entry cost was approx 13 euro for t1 adult and one child. Very informative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Port Hedland, Australia
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Port Hedland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We saw this place just off the main square and instantly our 10 year old wanted to view this display. Entry cost was approx 13 euro for t1 adult and one child. Very informative and a great display of all kinds of weird items some more brutal than others. A great way to see history in another aspect. And reality... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a small museum that takes about an hour to go through thoroughly. It has descriptions of all the torture devices, and although helpful, some were difficult to read because of the uses of the objects! There was a small ticket fee, but you can go through at your leisure afterwards. Very creepy but interesting things!

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This museum is not for everyone. Many of the depictions of torture are very life-like (which means gruesome in this context!). But they have done a wonderful job of displaying an amazing array of torture tactics, equipment, philosophy, etc. They say you can tour through both buildings (the museum is in two parts, one about a block away from the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I went into this museum with friends on a whim and I'm glad I did. If anything, it reassured me that I was definitely born in the right century. Some of the methods of torture on display I'd never heard of at all and I'm glad I hadn't. It's definitely not for the faint of heart (nor stomach) but historically... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The most important thing about this museum was that it made me think. Firstly one looks at the inhumanity of man in days past, but then you realise that many of these things still happen today in a 'civilised' world but that it is numbed by 24 hour news coverage.

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hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Never see such a comprehensive array of torture instruments, some we had never heard of before. Awful to believe people actually carried out these gruesome and awful tortures on other human beings. Worth the entrance fee though.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a nice respite from the hot crowded streets, but the price seemed a little steep for the self guided tour. The exhibits are very thorough, and creepy. It was the first thing we told people about when we got home.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is really two Museums, located in two different buildings and very close to each other(MUSEO PENA DI MORTE and MUSEO DELLA TORTURA).One ticket will cover both museums. From the Depth point of view they consider almost every way of torture in history. From the Art point of view it is kind of basic, oriented to younger generations. Maybe it... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a stupid museum. In San Gimignano you're going to find a lot of interesting thing, but not this museum. All the machines are rebuilt, there's nothing original and you're going to find the same museum in Siena and Volterra too!! It's suitable for children.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Is not ideal to visit with the kids, but the museum is very interesting and gives a broad vision of the Middle Ages, customs and traditions of the time

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Additional Information about Museo Storico Della Tortura

Address: Via Del Castello 1, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577-942-243
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

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