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Torture Museum Oude Steen

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Melinda Reichert wrote a review Sep 2020
Mackenbach, Germany15 contributions
The reality of how humans find ways to torture each other never ceases to amaze me. The real items found here are terrifying to think how they were actually used on humans! Wow! It makes you appreciate how our punishments have changed.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Gerwin V wrote a review Aug 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands7 contributions
It's a small to medium sized museum. For 8 euro maybe a bit pricey, but not too much. Especially if you like history. I've been to torture museums before and learned a few new things here. I didn't find it scary or horrific in case one wonders.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen
Responded Aug 3, 2020
Dear Gerwin, Thanks for your kind review and appreciation. Glad you discovered some new things in our museum. What did you think of that genuine Witch scale and the mostly unknown information on the judgements of animals? We keep working on new interesting items. Kind regards
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Łaurens B wrote a review Jun 2020
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In the Torture museum you get a fun way to read the history and explanation of various torture practices. Different scenarios are presented visually with dolls at true size. The museum is located in an ancient cellar which is the perfect setting for this. The owner told us that the building used to be used to keep people captive. Mysterious. Above the museum is House of Waffles where you can go for savory and sweet waffles before or after your museum visit. Definitely worth it! In het Torture museum krijg je op een ludieke manier de geschiedenis en uitleg van verscheidene martelpraktijken. Met poppen op ware groten worden verschillende scenario’s visueel voorgesteld. Het museum bevindt zich in eeuwenoude kelder die het perfecte kader hiervoor is. De eigenaar vertelde ons dat het gebouw vroeger gebruikt werd om mensen gevangen te houden. Mysterieus. Boven het museum bevind zich House of Waffles waar je terecht kan voor hartige en zoete wafels voor of na je museumbezoek. Zeker de moeite waard!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Jessica S wrote a review Jun 2020
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Cool museum of ancient torture devices and practices. It takes bout 45 min-1hr to complete, well worth a pop in to fill time.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Danica L wrote a review Mar 2020
Bech-Kleinmacher, Luxembourg4 contributions1 helpful vote
This museum in in the basement area of an old prison fortress. So just to talk about the smell that people have touched subject on , it is a normal smell that you will come across . It is the smell of old stone , wood, and also the low amount of fresh air to preserve the artifacts . Anyone who has been to old medieval castles and spent time in the basements will know this is a totally normal smell😉 They have a large array of torture devices from europe and a few from across the world . They mainly focus on the European torture . When looking at the instruments and reading the descriptions I sometimes got a unwell feeling . Just imagine what these items did and what people went through and this still up to 100-150 years ago . It was very interesting .I wish i had just taken my glasses with me as after a while my contacts started getting a little dry and trying to read started getting harder 🥴🤷‍♀️ but that is just me . My boyfriend and I had a great time and spent a good hour or a bit longer down there .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from dirk b, Eigenaar at Torture Museum Oude Steen
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Dear Danica, Thank you for your understanding and appreciation. Indeed the place is over 1000 years old and is genuine as hell.. For some is way a real hell, for all these who were tortured there 14th , 15th century. Now it is a place where people can reflect on life, justice and moral confronted with cruelty and decent efforts to make a better life for all. Best regards.
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