Medieval Torture Museum

Largest Medieval Torture Collection in the U.S. 4000 sq. ft. of torture devices, tools and depictions. Interactive and photo-friendly.

Highlights:

  • A genuine time machine
  • Targets our most primal emotional response - fear
  • An unprecedented collection of cruelty, re-creating the atmosphere that prevailed throughout most of the Middle Ages
Emotions.
Emotions are a genuine time machine. The emotions inspired by the "Medieval Torture Collection" will transport you back in time hundreds of years to some of the most miserable moments in human history.

Our exhibit is a unique presentation that combines academic research with the contradictive, emotionally repulsive draw of time in history when torture and torment were commonplace. 

The collection targets our most primal emotional response - fear. The film industry spends millions of dollars on horror films, tapping into that most basic response and our desire to know it more intimately, without actually having to be afraid. 

The "Medieval Torture Collection" reminds us just how much suffering humanity can inflict in the name of cause and justice when the right tools are placed in the hands of fanatics, madmen and tyrants.

Based on historical documents and engravings, we have amassed an unprecedented collection of cruelty, re-creating the atmosphere that prevailed throughout most of the Middle Ages. For several years, a team of scientists, historians, decorators and sculptors have worked on creating a unique, holistic concept consisting of several hundred pieces; exhibits united in individually-themed scenes. To enhance the effect, ambient sound and human mannequins are used, made with the utmost realism, making them hard to distinguish from real people. 

The exhibit fills more than 4000 sq. ft. Spend an hour here and you will better know the nature of fear.