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Interesting but Grusome

If you are particularly interested in torture then I would think that this museum would be a must... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2018
34jow
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Very interesting museum

we popped in here whilst visiting Volterra out of curiosity, and for a smallish museum it has so... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Gabby W
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

If you are particularly interested in torture then I would think that this museum would be a must see!

It is small but there are a lot of exhibits and the information that goes alongside them is really detailed - I was extremely impressed with the English translation it did not lack at all.

I did feel after half way that it was a lttle too grotesque for me and I couldn't face any more. However it was done in a tactful way, however do not take children to this, it really isn't appropriate.

Disappointed also as you could spend a long time here looking at the collection however there were no toilets.

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

we popped in here whilst visiting Volterra out of curiosity, and for a smallish museum it has so much to see. All the signs are also written in English and everything is very well set out and some of the torture instruments will make your toes curl. Probably not the best place for really small children (under 5) but a good way to get out of the summer heat for an hour and learn about how macabre our ancestors were.

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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum with our 3 kids, 11,14&18. It cost 8 eur for adults and 6 eur for kids. We walked through all the exhibits in less than 30 minutes. It was interesting, but not sure it was worth the money.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We spent about 2 hours in here and absolutely loved it, but we really enjoy dark history so enjoyed seeing all these horrific tools of terror and reading all about them. Maybe not for everyone, but if you’re a bit weird like us then it’s definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Katie-LouiseA
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Wow, I guess some of these instruments of torture were the actual real thing. Lots of detailed explanations. How creative are people in being cruel to each other!? My daughter, 17 years old, could not take it. She is not "sheltered" by any means, but she is a softy in the heart. I'd say it's about an hour and a half / two hour tour to walk through and read all the information. 8 euros per person.

1  Thank Steveage
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

worthwhile taking a look but nothing special. sort of place you need to visit just to say you experienced it

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Spent an interesting half hour here with my 14 year old son. All the instruments of torture you've ever heard of (and some more) are on exhibit. Not for the faint hearted but worth a visit to realise the depths of human depravity.

3  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Although small you will need at least an hour to really understand the museum. Reading the descriptions to understand the purpose and history of the exhibits is essential. The extensive ingenuity shown how man can torture man will be a deflating experience as most exhibits look to prolong torture before inevitable death is the victims release. Not for those of a sensitive disposition or children.

2  Thank Albert Z
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Quite small and expensive but professionally produced and interesting for teenagers. The cumulative effect is quite disturbing. Most items seem to be modern reconstructions. Multi language information boards to all displays.

1  Thank Endometrium
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The museum was ok, not very big so you don't need a lot of time for it. Thought I'd be a little more spooked but it's literally a room with torture equipment in. It's nice to get so up and close with them but maybe a guide walking round may get the hairs standing on end more.

Thank Emma W
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