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Torture museum

Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
+43 1 5954593
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Visit a historic WW2 bunker, face executioners or commiserate with your pilloried forefathers and watch the tortures in the dungeons. Middle Europe's biggest torture museum with more than 50 true-to-original exhibits combines information with scary facts. Special exhibitions about Guantanamo Bay and Amnesty International!
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good21%
  • Average33%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible9%
1 week ago
“Small museum but interesting”
28 Jun 2018
“We've seen better torture-museums”
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Fritz-Gruenbaum-Platz 1, Vienna 1060, Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we ended up here somewhat by accident. We had a miscommunication within our small group and came to this museum. But...I thought it was really interesting! Lots of painful devices to look at for a small museum.

Thank Diane123Diane
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

They show some old torture-tools; sometimes there are puppets attached to the tools, so you get a better idea, how those tools worked. It's a bit creepy, but not spooky and we've seen better torture-museums. So it's nice to see; but we could not recommend...More

Thank Bob x
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

As we had a Vienna card we went in at a discounted rate of €4.50. Informative staff and really interesting walkthrough. The descriptions on the wall are in German but an English guide is available at reception. I'd recommend if you fancy something different or...More

Thank Abbyxo
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

For all the people saying bs about this place I have to politely disagree because I found it very fun. I'm bilingual so I could read the signs for each exhibit and learned a lot and my friend had the english translation. It is not...More

Thank Running R
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

I liked this museum a lot! It shows the history of torture in Austria (and other countries) with impressive exhibits! The place is gloomy and during the visit I felt as if I was a part of it.

2  Thank Bubbabubba
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I would recommend if you like to read. If you're more of a looker than a reader, don't bother it's too small. BUT if you DO like to read, there's a lot to take in, especially about Guantanamo Bay.

2  Thank emmastern28
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Took us a while to,find this small,museum but so interesting and sad that we are still abusing humans. The information was good and easy to,read and get around. Well done

2  Thank ragnaskabo
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Very small museum you can finish in less than an hour. I have been to different torture museums and this was the least interesting one ever. Not worth the money. Vienna has so many museums, skip this one.

Thank AliceMaudrey
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

This will not be everyone's idea of fun but if you bother to read the information it becomes quite interesting. If you just walk through you will not get much of an experience

Thank Pete C
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is tiny and we were finished in 10 minutes. Some of the stuff was interesting but it wasn't worth what we paid. Wouldn't recommend. Also not suitable for people with mobility issues

Thank Shannon O
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