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Torture Museum, Prague
(2.9/5 based on 300+ 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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  • This museum is pretty cool, I am glad I visited. Entry is about 5 USD, and you can expect to spend about 30 - 60 minutes here. The museum consists of three floors, with actual torture equipment along ...  more »
  • It was expected a Museum of torture more interesting! It is true that there is an interesting collection of all machines break the will of a man but this is arranged on 3 little decorated floors and you just read the small signs! The tables are in English, Spanish, German, Polish and qq other languages. But anyway go just if you have not much to do. Benefit the Museum is located next to the bridge.
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  • It was pretty cheap to get in but that is the only positive. The information boards were just cheap photo frames with typed up info. It was translated into a few different languages, there was quite a...  more »
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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.