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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
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P: (618) 465-3200
| T: (866) 465-3205
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Hours of Operation
Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

4.0 of 5 stars
19 Reviews
Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Displays of torture devices from around the world, pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

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Historic Museum of Torture Devices
301 E. Broadway, Alton, IL
4.0 of 5 stars
19 Reviews
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Deanna S
Trip type:
Family
Disturbingly fascinating
4 of 5 stars Jul 10, 2016
Definitely creepy and disturbing. They could spruce up the displays just a bit. A little better drawings and the presentation of the descriptions could be made a little more interesting. more »
Julie W
Birmingham, AL
Trip type:
Family
Interesting, if weird!
4 of 5 stars May 24, 2016
I may have already reviewed this, but I'd recommend it if you like this sort of thing. The owner was very accommodating to come in on a day we could... more »
Cris C
Trip type:
Family
Tortured by not being open....
1 of 5 stars Jan 18, 2016
Call ahead.... same day you are going. The hours say 12-4 on Saturday and Sunday, but it was a no go for us. The whole purpose of our trip through... more »
Dragons30
Pekin, Illinois
Trip type:
Couples
Interesting
3 of 5 stars Oct 19, 2015
Not much to say about this small display of torture devices. The fee is $5 per person which probably keeps the lights on. I am not really into looking at... more »
dogsnwolfs
Greenwood, Indiana
Trip type:
Friends getaway
located at mineral springs ...
5 of 5 stars Jul 7, 2015
the historic museum of torture devices is a very cool exhibit of ancient (and not so ancient) devices used through the ages to keep people in line. some were used... more »
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Historic Museum of Torture Devices

Displays of torture devices from around the world, pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

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