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Torture Museum in Prague

Torture Museum Prague
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Prague is a thriving and flourishing city today. But as in other European cities, Prague too was subjected to a dark time in history. The Torture Museum (Museum of Medieval Torture) in Prague near Charles Bridge, is a testimony to the gruesome history of Europe.

More than 80 medieval instruments of torture are housed here with information and the method of use of the instruments of torture in many languages. You will also find information regarding witch hunts and trials.
The museum has four floors, all dedicated to instruments of torture. The instruments are designed to inflict severe and prolonged pain. At the museum, you can see chastity belts for both men and women, the iron maiden and saws that were meant to cut the body in half. Even minor offences could be the trigger for people to end up as the victims of these torture instruments.

Museum is open every day from 10am to 10pm. It takes only an hour to tour the entire museum. While leaving you will be doubly grateful that you were not born in the Medieval ages.

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