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Curiosity Museum

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A Little Cheesy, But Fun!

Fun little diversion in Alton IL, some pretty creepy displays mixed with a few cheesy ones. Actual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greg A
Saint Louis, Missouri
Make sure you have at least an hour to walk through

My husband was attending a beer festival, so I decided to see what Alton had to offer. I found... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 week ago
“A Little Cheesy, But Fun!”
3 weeks ago
“Loved it!”
Exhibits and information have been researched and are historically accurate. The curator of our museum has visited Torture Museums in Europe where most of these devices originated. A collection of books on the sublect is available to browse while at...more
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301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402
+1 618-465-3200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun little diversion in Alton IL, some pretty creepy displays mixed with a few cheesy ones. Actual artifacts mixed with a few replicas? The historic hotel it's housed in is supposedly very haunted and currently filled with "hippy dippy" crystal and incense shops, natural soap...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Curousity museum takes maybe 20 minutes. Very interesting, lots of torture devices and you can take all the pictures you want. Its part of the old mineral springs hotel which also has new age shops, exc and when i visited, there was a psychic fair...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Saw for first time last month. It was interesting even for me being a non-art type person. Some type of classes were going on on the one side.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Alright, let me preface this review with the fact that 100% adore and explore the curious and eccentric no matter how hokey. THIS was a printed and framed version of someone’s Google Search for “torture devices and strange medicine.” Most of the medieval devices were...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stumbled across this place while doing some Christmas shopping in Mineral Springs Mall. We were both pleasantly surprised and found ourselves walking around for several hours. There are many interesting historical things here you don’t get to see anywhere else. They...More

1  Thank Scraggsy123
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My husband was attending a beer festival, so I decided to see what Alton had to offer. I found this museum and was intrigued. I am a huge fan of the Tudor era and have read with revulsion the stories of Henry VIII and his...More

3  Thank didischoe
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the museum and it is very creepy. All of the device's were used to hurt and mutilate people. It was also in a haunted building!

Thank jimmy w
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The museum was small but the collection was comprehensive enough to be thoroughly disturbing. I never knew that there were so many ways to inflict pain on another human being.

1  Thank Anna D
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Drove and hour and a half to see this place. It is suppose to be open 12-4 Saturday and Sunday but it was CLOSED! No indication on website it was going to be closed. A person working at a shop in the building indicated owner...More

1  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Deanna S
Vlad97, Owner at Curiosity Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Thank you for your review. Many of the pictures on display with the devices are from old wood cuts and are quite primitive, some almost cartoon like, but they help to tell the story. Thanks for visiting.

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