As part of our trip to San Diego, we were looking forward to visiting the "Instruments of Torture" exhibit, which is at the Museum of Man in Balboa Park. There is an additional fee for the Torture exhibit, so it cost $20 to get into the Torture exhibit and it also gets you into the Museum of Man. You are not able to just buy a ticket for the Torture Exhibit.
The Torture exhibit is interesting, but not very large. I estimate there are approximately something in the neighborhood of 30-40 torture devices on display. Each device had a written description and some background on how it was used. The exhibit for me fairly interesting and we (wife and 2 teenage kids) spent maybe 30-45 minutes there. We then went across the street to the Museum of Man.
The Museum of Man was very disappointing. There were no clear signs to lead you through the exhibits. We felt like we were walking in circles. None of us found the any of the items at this museum particularly interesting. Even the mummy exhibits were disappointing.
I have a difficult time recommending the torture exhibit, but I give it a hesitant recommendation only because it has items you will unlikely ever see again.
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