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National Museum of Crime & Punishment - CLOSED

575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
+1 202-393-1099
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Amazing and Excellent.....Cool Stuff

It is great if you like the history or crime and punishment from medieval times to the present. So... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2014
Gary G
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Newark, Delaware
Thorough crime and punishment

This museum has extensive exhibits and information on the history of crime and punishment spanning... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2014
hAnMeE
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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575 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1607
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

It is great if you like the history or crime and punishment from medieval times to the present. So many artifacts like torture and execution devices. Two cool simulators in which you get to role play a law enforcement officer by firing at bad guys...More

1  Thank Gary G
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Hi Gary G- Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you found our museum to be "Amazing and Excellent" and full of "Cool Stuff"! There are a lot of neat artifacts and there is a lot of information to read! I...More

Reviewed 17 January 2014

This museum has extensive exhibits and information on the history of crime and punishment spanning from medieval times to today. Medieval torture devices, early America, the old west, early 20th century, serial killers, animal cruelty, CSI techniques, and even cybercrime are covered. I was surprised...More

2  Thank hAnMeE
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Hi hAnMeE- We are thrilled that you and your husband had a great time at our museum! From your review, it seems as if you were able to explore the museum thoroughly. I am happy that you decided to sign up for our Autopsy Lab...More

Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

I got the audioguide which only offered comments in English. The audioguide only gives a 1-2min intro to each section. The music played in each room made it difficult at times to get all the comments of the audioguide. All in all, I was hoping...More

Thank SchowiidrideFerie
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2014

HI SchowiidrideFerie- Thank you for visiting the Crime Museum. Many people enjoy the audio tour as it can alleviate some reading , but I am sorry that you found it to be a bit distracting. While I am disappointed to find out that the museum...More

Reviewed 1 January 2014

The museum started out with medieval torture methods. Then they had criminals of the Wild West, the depression and the mob era. We saw exhibits on assassinations and serial killers. One whole section was devoted to Crime Scene Investigations. It pointed out the differences between...More

5  Thank 1Jaybee1
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Hi 1Jaybee1! We are happy that you visited the Crime Museum! There is definitely a lot to see! As you mentioned, the museum covers crime and punishment from the medieval times to current CSI techniques. We do stay open late: 7pm Sunday-Thursday and 8pm on...More

Reviewed 29 December 2013

This museum is full of fascinating facts and artifacts that date from medieval times to the present. We brought our Middle School aged daughter and High School aged son. I would say our son was able to appreciate what the museum had to offer better...More

1  Thank ProfessorMom2
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Hi ProfessorMom2 - Thank you for your review - we appreciate the feedback! We are excited that you and your family came to visit us! There is a lot of reading, which can take a lot of time to get through - but we are...More

Reviewed 26 December 2013

The details and amount of information are incredible. It is very interesting, especially for those who are enthused by this kind of knowledge. There are lots of interactive sections like a cop car simulator, police shootout simulator, etc. It's great for kids who are thinking...More

2  Thank c0untrygirl87
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Hi c0untrygirl87 - Thank you for visiting the Crime Museum! We are happy that you found the information to be very interesting and enjoyed our simulators! I agree - it is especially a great place for people interested in forensic science or law enforcement! We...More

Reviewed 17 December 2013

We spent almost all day in this Museum. The details and interaction for the kids was fabulous! Both the grandson and I enjoyed this museum most of all and was well worth the visit.More

2  Thank merrysunshine21
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2013

Hi Merrysunshine21! We are thrilled that our museum was your favorite during your trip to DC! We are even happier to hear that you and your grandson had a great day here and were able to enjoy the interactives and the information! We hope you...More

Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

This museum is huge. Expect to spend at least 2 hours here. Lots of things to see. I would recommend the ear phones for an extra 5 bucks so you won't have to read all the exhibits stories.More

3  Thank kidd3rd1
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Hi kidd3rd1 - Thank you for your review! The outside of the museum can be deceiving, because as you said," the museum is huge!" I agree that the audio tour is a great way to tour the museum as it provides extra information and eliminates...More

Reviewed 29 November 2013

My son and I were in DC and had spent a bit of time on the National Mall. We were tired and looking for something different so we found this museum online and decided to hunt it down. As a word of advice, don't let...More

1  Thank RestlessCindi
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Hi RestlessCindi! I am glad that you and your son came to visit us at the Crime Museum had a great experience! I am sorry that you felt that the Top Detective Challenge was a waste; we look at it as an interactive way to...More

Reviewed 20 November 2013

i love anything that is related to crime so I was basically in heaven in this place! three floors full of stuff related to crime. you could have the option of even solving your own crime, there are clues all over the three floors.More

1  Thank Pierina R
CrimeMuseumStaff, Manager at National Museum of Crime & Punishment, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2013

Hi Pierina R.! I am thrilled that you were in heaven at our museum! The Top Detective Challenge is a great way to explore the museum as it allows you to answer clues to solve a crime! We hope that you will come see us...More

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