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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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  • ok for this type of museum, interior is very realistic, artifacts can be a little bit creepy. ok for a half hour visit.  more »
  • I stumbled across this place while exploring prague. I had no expectations. It's a bit tired looking, but was super creepy and interesting. The atmosphere was a bit dead but it's exactly what it says ...  more »
  • This was definitely a place I wanted to visit. I was really excited to see something that wasn't on plan while I was visiting Prague and something that would remind me of scary part of Madame Tussand ...  more »
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  • Various things, without historical context. Hardy valuable information. Pictures on walls don't match exposed items. Descriptions are badly translated, German texts contain various misunderstandings. Altogether like a car accident: you stare at it, you wonder how you came here, and when you leave you know as much as before but have some additional images in your mind.
  • I LOVED this museum. No idea why it got so many 1-star reviews. It was really interesting and unique. Definitely worth a trip if you're looking for something off the beaten path.
  • This museum, and chain of museums is a scam. They look professional on the outside and front counter, once you get past that you are presented with photos falling of the wall, uncleaned artifacts and display areas. Cob webs in all corners of museum. We alerted stupid enough to buy tickets for the wax museum at the same time, and it was the same awful, boring,l exhibit. I would rate this zero if I could.
  • Gruesome and intriguing...who could ask for anything more?? Don't know why some folks are rating it negatively, I thought it was great :)
  • It was super cool, even scary. Love it!