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Museo della Tortura

Piazza Venti Settembre 3, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 80501
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Really cool if you like this kind of history

We spent about 2 hours in here and absolutely loved it, but we really enjoy dark history so enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Katie-Louise A
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Rivington, lancashire, United Kingdom
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My daughter cried and left!

Wow, I guess some of these instruments of torture were the actual real thing. Lots of detailed... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Steveage
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Rexburg, Idaho
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Piazza Venti Settembre 3, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours in here and absolutely loved it, but we really enjoy dark history so enjoyed seeing all these horrific tools of terror and reading all about them. Maybe not for everyone, but if you’re a bit weird like us then it’s...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Wow, I guess some of these instruments of torture were the actual real thing. Lots of detailed explanations. How creative are people in being cruel to each other!? My daughter, 17 years old, could not take it. She is not "sheltered" by any means, but...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

worthwhile taking a look but nothing special. sort of place you need to visit just to say you experienced it

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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Spent an interesting half hour here with my 14 year old son. All the instruments of torture you've ever heard of (and some more) are on exhibit. Not for the faint hearted but worth a visit to realise the depths of human depravity.

3  Thank Jim S
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Although small you will need at least an hour to really understand the museum. Reading the descriptions to understand the purpose and history of the exhibits is essential. The extensive ingenuity shown how man can torture man will be a deflating experience as most exhibits...More

1  Thank Albert Z
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Quite small and expensive but professionally produced and interesting for teenagers. The cumulative effect is quite disturbing. Most items seem to be modern reconstructions. Multi language information boards to all displays.

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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

The museum was ok, not very big so you don't need a lot of time for it. Thought I'd be a little more spooked but it's literally a room with torture equipment in. It's nice to get so up and close with them but maybe...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

It's not a big museum, so you won't need a lot of time for this. Staff speak english as well. Obviously the methods were disturbing but the museum was well laid out and not too expensive. We saw a few kids in there, so depends...More

Thank Maria P
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Interesting but really gruesome! Had to leave half way round, the things humans can do to each other makes you shiver

1  Thank Pydsey
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It's unfair to say that we enjoyed the museum as it really isn't something to enjoy! It is interesting and informative and surprisingly gut wrenching. None if us are squeamish, but nevertheless but my 11 and 13 year old had to go out at one...More

Thank Graham W
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