Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments

Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments
Damrak 33
1012 LK Amsterdam (Noord-Holland)


Historisch museum
In the Middle Ages, Torture was a widely known punishment for almost all crimes committed, ranging from rape to murder, and above all for heresy. The type of punishment depended on the victim’s crime and social status.
 
 
The Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments displays over 100 devices used to torture people during medieval times.
 
 
This unique collection, recreated by pictures and drawings, serves as a grim reminder of how poorly humans can treat one another. As you look at the devices and read about how they were used, you’ll cringe… you leave thankful our society has pasted the dark ages behind.
 


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