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Torture Museum Oude Steen

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Very enjoyable way to pass an hour or so. Exhibits are well presented and the descriptions are... read more

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Well worth a visit and you can spend a couple of hours in here. gives a really good overview of the... read more

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Torture Museum the "Old Stone" is one of the oldest prisons in Europe restored into a museum offering the visitor an impressive collection of artifacts and dramatic, life realistic wax figures which will give the visitor an unforgettable impression...more
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Reviewed today

Very enjoyable way to pass an hour or so. Exhibits are well presented and the descriptions are informative without being tedious. Only criticism is that it is a bit small.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit and you can spend a couple of hours in here. gives a really good overview of the subject. Not one for small children or weak stomachesMore

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Travel, I am really glad you took your time to visit and to explore the meaning of the museum. The torture exhibits are off course very significant and impressive but also the idea that justice can not go without violence , as we see...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really interesting take on the number of ways humans have managed other humans over the centuries for crimes for just they way they are. Some of these will make your eyes water!!!More

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Fearless, True, some punishments and torture practices were over the top. Not by coincidence but by a wel considered effort to exercise more pain than the condemned had provoked to their victims and society. Corporal punishments had 3 reasons ; to punish , to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unsure about going into this place but I am glad we gave it a try, it entertained me for an hour! The waxwork figures were very life-like, add that to the fact that the information given was all true, made it a very...More

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Angela, Thanks for your visit and your appreciated opinion on our museum. True , it is not for the faint -hearted but it corresponds with a (old time) reality. Our justice systems and society look better now, but it remains important not to forget...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family ticket €20 for parents and 3 kids. Very professional. Great exhibits and informative displays. My youngest (11 year old) was spellbound the whole way around but still slept that night without nightmares! Great way to digest the lovely waffles we had at The Waffle...More

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Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guida, Thanks for your visit and kind review. As for the kids, It is strange to say but most of the children like the museum and go trough it without any wrong feeling or scare. And often they read the texts or have the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I had already looked at things to do in Bruges and this had already come in it’s list of places to visit and do. Not normally something I would add to our agenda but happy we did. Very polite chap at reception and have...More

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Julie V, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CRLH, Great initiative to come in and experience our museum..I am very honored you had a good time and enjoyed the visit. Our concept does not include to scare to to frighten people as you correctly noticed but to make people think about justice,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is really interesting and there is lots of detailed information for you to read at your leisure.More

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Louise, thank you for your kind and appreciating comment. As you could see Bruges has more to show than just chocolate and beer shops. The mystery of the Torture museum is there for those who are brave and intelligent enough to come in. With...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a very interesting museum. Apart from the obvious instruments of punishment and coercion on display, there is a wealth of historical information. It really does make you think about the human race, especially given the information about capital punishment around the world and torture...More

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Telgip, Thanks for your kind visit and appreciation of our museum; This is highly appreciated. Our museum tries to be more than just a show place for visual impressions or sensations. The instruments and texts provoke impressions which are sometimes mind-blowing and intens but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I visited here whilst on a short break. Tickets reasonably priced - it is slightly bigger than it looks with quite realistic models and good background information. Not a patch on Carcassonne but that was really quite horrific!!! Depends what you are looking...More

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Mrs Mouse for your kind visit and strong appreciation of our museum. As you noticed very well we do not play the game of a spooky, horrifying museum on torture which wants to impress people by the cruelty of earlier torture and executions....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum but was worth the 20euro family ticket price we paid . Was interesting to see how people was tortured and was a giggle especially after a few Belgium beers . We spend about an hour here

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dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Kelly for your visit and appreciation. The museum is set up to make you think about serious things and I am sure with a few beers your imagination and perception must have been triggered. So glad you had a good time. Best regards Dirk

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