Torture Museum, Prague

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#33 of 86 in Museums in Prague
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. Plan your visit to Torture Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Prague road trip planning tool .
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  • A very interesting museum, in several different languages, however no seats anywhere so can get quite tiring and feet will ache  more »
  • Went there coincidentally, as it was raining outside when I was standing in front of the Charles Bridge and from available options to spend next half hour, or so this place seemed to be mostly appeali...  more »
  • The Museum offers a series of objects which were used to torture those who were considered guilty for even the most useless things. Suggestive, makes you relive the absurdity of sentences that were imposed in the past! The billboards are written also in Italian!
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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!

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