Medieval Torture Museum, Prague

2.7
#32 of 166 in Museums in Prague
At Medieval Torture Museum, inspect instruments, such as the Iron Maiden, which those in power once used to get confessions and information from their enemies. The museum's collection features more than 60 medieval instruments. Look for the noisemaker's fife--a metal collar used to punish bad musicians--or iron masks in the shapes of monsters that were worn by women accused of witchcraft. The exhibit also includes a rack, an interrogation seat with spikes, a Spanish tickle, and many other gruesome and bizarre devices. This museum is not recommended for visitors with weak stomachs. Plan your visit to Medieval Torture Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Prague road trip planning tool .
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  • I thought the Museum staff was honest and worth the cost benefit. I had just arrived, it was raining and dark so it was a program of the occasion.
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  • Interesting museum containing a selection of medieval torture devices and explanations and illustrations of how they were implemented.cheap entry and an interesting way to while away 45mins or so.  more »
  • Three floors of how truly creative the human mind is when it comes to inflicting pain upon others. Informative and kinda cool, but probably not great for kids.  more »
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  • Good place to feel the dark side of medieval era at the same time you enjoy such a beautiful scenery which is also from a medieval time.
  • The translation on the guide boards could be WAY better, it seems like they just typed into Google translate and said "whatever, this'll do". The museum accomplishes the purpose, it has three floors and is very weird, creepy and disturbing.
  • Humanity can be unimaginably cruel and very creative when it comes to harming. This place is a reminder of what we once were and what we must avoid becoming again at all costs, even in more sophisticared ways. The only thing I would ask of this museum is that the enscriptions should be more informative about the exact way of using of every instrument, because for several exhibits, it only informs about in which cases they were used e.g. whichcraft, deceit, conflict with the Churc, etc. and not how exactly it was used and what kind of damage it inflicted on the victim.
  • Very enlightening. Quite gruesome, too. Not for the faint of heart.
  • an excellent museum full of really interesting history and exhibits. great value
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