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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
17 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
17 Reviews
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Recent Reviews
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 »
sckdnf
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Couples
Morbidly Fascinating
5 of 5 stars Nov 16, 2014
For only $5, this museum tour is a bargain. All of the displays are morbidly gorgeous, and there is historically accurate background information/descriptions for each device. Seriously interesting stuff. They... more »
bellyd
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Call first, their hours mean nothing
1 of 5 stars Oct 31, 2014
Made the trek from West St. Louis county to Alton for this museum on a Sunday and -- even though it says it's open -- the owner/museum director never showed... 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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