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Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso

Via Pietro Giuria 15, 10126 Turin, Italy
+39 011 670 8195
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Informative insight into criminal...skulls

Off the beaten track sort of museum might not be the first thing you head to when visiting Turin... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Zuzana M
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interesting, informative and thought-provoking

We decided to go to this museum as I have an interest in criminal psychology and have studied... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Chatterboxmegan
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Wigan
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Via Pietro Giuria 15, 10126 Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Off the beaten track sort of museum might not be the first thing you head to when visiting Turin, but this was one of the few museums open on Monday, so convenience won. Well organised displays, we would welcome introductory video in English or other...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

We decided to go to this museum as I have an interest in criminal psychology and have studied Lombroso's theories in the past. On the day we attended it was free entry (not sure why, but not complaining!) The museum has cards throughout in English...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Although the subject is a bit dark, the museum is very well made & modern. The subject matter is very well put into context. It is an important page of history that is hard to read but that had too much influence in history to...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Fascinating place where you will learn a lot about the pseud-science of phrenology and the way it used to be applied to the study of criminal psychology.I just I wished that the pamphlets they sell there were not so expensive, as I had to fork...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We found this museum in the list of 10 strangest museums in the world. Deservedly! I did my BA at criminology, and was familiar with theory of Lombroso. So this kind of museum was really attractive for me. The visit was strange and amazing. You...More

1  Thank Gene Z
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Probably not the most popular or famous museum in Turin, but I loved it! The subject matter is fascinating and despite an interest in psychology and criminology I had never heard of Lombroso before visiting, but I found the information about his theories and practices...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to many weird places in the world: the Parisian catacombs, the Villisca axe house, etc., but this is surely one of the strangest. On display are hundreds of skulls, death masks, tools of murder, and more. One unsettling, yet fascinating display, shows the...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2015

The topic (history of criminology) is certainly not amongst the unique ones if it comes to museums, and it is outside of my normal range of interest. However, happening to be in this museum, I was really impressed by the richness of the stories they...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

I'been advised by an Italian friend to visit this museum, knowing my interest in criminology. Lombroso's theory of anthropological criminology can be considered controversial but he clearly set the framework for future psychology and anthropological studies. You will see Lombroso's skeleton as well as he...More

Thank Henry M
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Visited this mesuem with a group of friends not knowing what to expect! Overall the museum was very small but did have a lot of information and was interesting. The video at the beginning could have done with being in English. For 3 Euro entry...More

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