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Museo Storico Della Tortura

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Address: Via del Castello 1, 53037, San Gimignano, Italy
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We saw this place just off the main square and instantly our 10 year old wanted to view this display. Entry cost was approx 13 euro for t1 adult and one child. Very informative... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2015
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Port Hedland, Australia
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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

We bought tickets with the intent of seeing both this museum and the death museum. We toured this one and it was very nice to be able to read everything in English and they also had explanations. There were so very sad and graphic things in there so do not go if you are squeamish. You can do this museum... More 

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Thank bleum00n812
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Loved every horrifying moment. A fascinating display of actual instruments and how they were used. Humans are just awful.

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Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

We were driving from Florence to Siena and I saw signs for the museum and made us stop. It was great! The little town is super cute too!

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Thank Mean P
Port Hedland, Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

We saw this place just off the main square and instantly our 10 year old wanted to view this display. Entry cost was approx 13 euro for t1 adult and one child. Very informative and a great display of all kinds of weird items some more brutal than others. A great way to see history in another aspect. And reality... More 

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Thank varney4
Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a small museum that takes about an hour to go through thoroughly. It has descriptions of all the torture devices, and although helpful, some were difficult to read because of the uses of the objects! There was a small ticket fee, but you can go through at your leisure afterwards. Very creepy but interesting things!

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Thank Sarah G
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

This museum is not for everyone. Many of the depictions of torture are very life-like (which means gruesome in this context!). But they have done a wonderful job of displaying an amazing array of torture tactics, equipment, philosophy, etc. They say you can tour through both buildings (the museum is in two parts, one about a block away from the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I went into this museum with friends on a whim and I'm glad I did. If anything, it reassured me that I was definitely born in the right century. Some of the methods of torture on display I'd never heard of at all and I'm glad I hadn't. It's definitely not for the faint of heart (nor stomach) but historically... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

The most important thing about this museum was that it made me think. Firstly one looks at the inhumanity of man in days past, but then you realise that many of these things still happen today in a 'civilised' world but that it is numbed by 24 hour news coverage.

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Thank Antalyaman
hertfordshire
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Never see such a comprehensive array of torture instruments, some we had never heard of before. Awful to believe people actually carried out these gruesome and awful tortures on other human beings. Worth the entrance fee though.

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Thank Soula50
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

It was a nice respite from the hot crowded streets, but the price seemed a little steep for the self guided tour. The exhibits are very thorough, and creepy. It was the first thing we told people about when we got home.

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