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Torture Museum, Prague

(2.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Sounding name Museum collection of objects used in torture during the middle ages. Near each device pictures and descriptions. If you do nothing, then you can go.
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  • Worth a visit, a number of interesting exhibits which was reasonable for the price. Entrance can be difficult to find but is just inside the arcade by Charles bridge.  more »
  • There are 3 floors and takes a max 30min visit. The descriptions help give more background to the exhibits. There is nothing overly special to see but if in area and have a bit of time to kill it's a ...  more »
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  • Nice if you haven't seen anything like this before, but nothing special for people who are a little be more into torture machines. I would say I have knowledge slightly above average on this topic, thus I wouldn't go there again. Anyway, it was worth 6€.
  • Really worth while to visit. Ean and nice place, translation in several languages with each attribute.... a must see when you are in prague
  • Lots of interesting information if you read the captions. Creepy! Plan to spend about 45 minutes in here and it is worth it for the 6 euros to get in. Recommended!
  • Questioned the meaning of museum. Everything was made from wood that had been painted.
  • Fun place to visit if you're into that kind of thing. Not for the faint of heart!