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Torture Museum, Prague

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At 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. To visit Torture Museum on your holiday in Prague, and find out what else Prague has to offer, use our Prague vacation trip planner.
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  • The torture museum is cheap, around 6 euros for an adult, and we took around half hour to see everything. It was interesting but I think they could make the placards with explanations with a bigger fo...  more »
  • I was shocked, to say the least. You can see the evil in human nature. It is almost unbelievable that people could preoccupy themselves to create instruments to torture others. It is a very sobering p...  more »
  • This Museum near the Charles bridge tower picks up a decent amount of medieval tortures. Rather than a museum you could define a view in which the objects were placed with their written explanation alongside without following proper logic. We must consider that the medieval tortures are not too exciting already have them so don't be surprised if your visit is one bit boring ... the price is affordable. The object in my opinion more interesting is the Virgin of Nuremberg.
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  • Fun place to visit if you're into that kind of thing. Not for the faint of heart!
  • Definitely worth the visit as entry ticket only 150 Kc. They have good variety and sizes of torture instruments from smallest to the most scary. Also all instruments have a picture to show the method of torture and explained in 5 languages including english, spanish, german, french, cesky etc. Excellent for both education purpose and also to just get scary feel of torure we see only in movies
  • Terrific collection of torture instruments along with detailed descriptions of the manner of use and the "crimes" for which they would generally be prescribed. Great insight into the fanaticism of Christianity in Europe during the middle ages.
  • The official museum website lists discounts for students and the possibilty two combine the wax with the torture museum. However, that's not true. There are NO discounts and there is no collaboration with any other museum.
  • Waste of time and money! It's very tiny museum and not that interesting even for 6 Euro. It's just 3 floors with couple of rooms on each. You'll not find most of the scenes from the website photo gallery, it just fakes. I even doesn't think that all the items are real and genuine. More likely they were made nowadays from pictures and books.