Medieval Torture Museum

Medieval Torture Museum Medieval Torture Museum is finally opening in Chicago, IL!

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!The larges...
07/29/2021

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

Cartoon by an unknown artist relating to the ex*****on of King Louis XVI (January 21, 1793). Below the crown it says "I ...
07/29/2021

Cartoon by an unknown artist relating to the ex*****on of King Louis XVI (January 21, 1793). Below the crown it says "I am losing a head" and below the guillotine "I am getting one".

Cartoon by an unknown artist relating to the ex*****on of King Louis XVI (January 21, 1793). Below the crown it says "I am losing a head" and below the guillotine "I am getting one".

Many modern things have their origins in the Middle Ages.For instance:
07/28/2021

Many modern things have their origins in the Middle Ages.
For instance:

Many modern things have their origins in the Middle Ages.
For instance:

The Starbucks Inquisition!
07/28/2021

The Starbucks Inquisition!

The Starbucks Inquisition!

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!The larges...
07/27/2021

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive Medieval Torture Museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

HANDS MUTILATIONThis type of physical punishment was common in medieval Europe and pre-Columbian America, and in some As...
07/27/2021

HANDS MUTILATION

This type of physical punishment was common in medieval Europe and pre-Columbian America, and in some Asian countries it is still used today. There were many ways to inflict pain by affecting the suspect's hands: breaking and chopping off fingers, hammering mini-stakes under the nails, punching the palms with iron nails. In this way, the punishment of the burglars and the interrogation of bribe-takers and debtors were very effective.

HANDS MUTILATION

This type of physical punishment was common in medieval Europe and pre-Columbian America, and in some Asian countries it is still used today. There were many ways to inflict pain by affecting the suspect's hands: breaking and chopping off fingers, hammering mini-stakes under the nails, punching the palms with iron nails. In this way, the punishment of the burglars and the interrogation of bribe-takers and debtors were very effective.

Did you really managed it?!Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!The largest interactive historical mus...
07/26/2021

Did you really managed it?!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive historical museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

Did you really managed it?!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive historical museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

Special offer!
07/26/2021

Special offer!

Special offer!

THE SPANISH TICKLEFor centuries, medieval authorities punished thieves, atheists and unfaithful wives with the Spanish T...
07/22/2021

THE SPANISH TICKLE

For centuries, medieval authorities punished thieves, atheists and unfaithful wives with the Spanish Tickle device. It looked simple enough, but was very efficiently designed. Consisted of four curved, claw-like spines placed on a metal stick the Spanish Tickle was an ex*****oner's hand extension so he could show all his torture skills.

The torture usually took place in dark torture dungeons. The criminals were tied to a wooden bench by their wrists and ankles. Then the ex*****oner took the Spanish Tickle and ran the sharp teeth along the victim's back, tearing his skin. It didn’t take much force to drive the claws deep enough to rip the muscles and reach the bone. Such kind of manipulation caused unbearable pain to the victim, but death came mainly from blood poisoning, since the teeth of the Spanish Tickling were rarely cleaned.

THE SPANISH TICKLE

For centuries, medieval authorities punished thieves, atheists and unfaithful wives with the Spanish Tickle device. It looked simple enough, but was very efficiently designed. Consisted of four curved, claw-like spines placed on a metal stick the Spanish Tickle was an ex*****oner's hand extension so he could show all his torture skills.

The torture usually took place in dark torture dungeons. The criminals were tied to a wooden bench by their wrists and ankles. Then the ex*****oner took the Spanish Tickle and ran the sharp teeth along the victim's back, tearing his skin. It didn’t take much force to drive the claws deep enough to rip the muscles and reach the bone. Such kind of manipulation caused unbearable pain to the victim, but death came mainly from blood poisoning, since the teeth of the Spanish Tickling were rarely cleaned.

07/22/2021
07/22/2021

It's hard to believe, but it really is going to happen!
Medieval Torture Museum is opening soon in Chicago, IL!
The largest interactive historical museum in the U.S.
Are you waiting for the start of ticket sales?

PUBLIC WHIPPING, 1868The public whipping post and pillory at New Castle, Delaware, 1868, one of the last states to conti...
07/21/2021

PUBLIC WHIPPING, 1868

The public whipping post and pillory at New Castle, Delaware, 1868, one of the last states to continue the practice of public punishment. Contemporary American wood engraving after a drawing by Earl Shinn.

Credits - Granger art on demand.

PUBLIC WHIPPING, 1868

The public whipping post and pillory at New Castle, Delaware, 1868, one of the last states to continue the practice of public punishment. Contemporary American wood engraving after a drawing by Earl Shinn.

Credits - Granger art on demand.

07/20/2021

What a lovely day!

Do you mind if my mom is attending the ex*****on?
07/19/2021

Do you mind if my mom is attending the ex*****on?

Do you mind if my mom is attending the ex*****on?

YUBITSUMEYubitsume is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apolog...
07/15/2021

YUBITSUME

Yubitsume is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology and remorse to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger. In modern times, it is primarily performed by the yakuza, one of the most prominent Japanese criminal organizations.
The ritual is thought to have originated with the bakuto, itinerant gamblers who were predecessors of the modern yakuza. If a person was unable to pay off a gambling debt, yubitsume was sometimes considered an alternative form of repayment.
In Japanese swordsmanship, or Kendo, the little finger's grip is the tightest on the hilt. A little finger-amputee was therefore unable to grip his sword properly, weakening him in battle and making him more dependent on the protection of his boss.

YUBITSUME

Yubitsume is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology and remorse to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger. In modern times, it is primarily performed by the yakuza, one of the most prominent Japanese criminal organizations.
The ritual is thought to have originated with the bakuto, itinerant gamblers who were predecessors of the modern yakuza. If a person was unable to pay off a gambling debt, yubitsume was sometimes considered an alternative form of repayment.
In Japanese swordsmanship, or Kendo, the little finger's grip is the tightest on the hilt. A little finger-amputee was therefore unable to grip his sword properly, weakening him in battle and making him more dependent on the protection of his boss.

07/14/2021
Please welcome! The Torture Chamber Orchestra!
07/13/2021

Please welcome! The Torture Chamber Orchestra!

Please welcome! The Torture Chamber Orchestra!

TORTURE CHAIR FROM CUENCAThe chair of torture from Cuenca reflects several hundreds of years of the evolution of the "in...
07/12/2021

TORTURE CHAIR FROM CUENCA

The chair of torture from Cuenca reflects several hundreds of years of the evolution of the "interrogation chair". It was made upon a special order. One noble Spaniard by the name of Rodrigo Jimenez wanted to know all the secrets of the people who he invited to his castle as guests. Most secrets were kept in guests' heads. To get those secrets out of their heads, there was a number of tools and devices: screws to crush skulls, needles to pierce ears, tools used to extract tongues and to break noses. Other secrets were of an erotic nature. The opening in the seat of the chair gave access to the ge****ls of a victim. Due to the fact that the chair was a whole metal structure, it was easy to heat it up using fire and, thus, heat up the secrets frozen by time. The most important thing was to fix the body really tight. Over several decades Jimenez enriched his collection of secrets quite significantly. Among those secrets there were state secrets too. But when the government decided to take ownership of those secrets, Jimenez himself was forced to sit on the metal chair.

TORTURE CHAIR FROM CUENCA

The chair of torture from Cuenca reflects several hundreds of years of the evolution of the "interrogation chair". It was made upon a special order. One noble Spaniard by the name of Rodrigo Jimenez wanted to know all the secrets of the people who he invited to his castle as guests. Most secrets were kept in guests' heads. To get those secrets out of their heads, there was a number of tools and devices: screws to crush skulls, needles to pierce ears, tools used to extract tongues and to break noses. Other secrets were of an erotic nature. The opening in the seat of the chair gave access to the ge****ls of a victim. Due to the fact that the chair was a whole metal structure, it was easy to heat it up using fire and, thus, heat up the secrets frozen by time. The most important thing was to fix the body really tight. Over several decades Jimenez enriched his collection of secrets quite significantly. Among those secrets there were state secrets too. But when the government decided to take ownership of those secrets, Jimenez himself was forced to sit on the metal chair.

I'm tired of torturing people. Maybe we'd better open a hookaah bar?
07/08/2021

I'm tired of torturing people. Maybe we'd better open a hookaah bar?

I'm tired of torturing people. Maybe we'd better open a hookaah bar?

Hm... Why not?
07/06/2021

Hm... Why not?

Hm... Why not?

Do you like my barbecue party?
07/06/2021

Do you like my barbecue party?

Do you like my barbecue party?

THE PENDULUMEdgar Alan Poe described the horror of being under the Pendulum in his story "The Pit and the Pendulum".How ...
07/02/2021

THE PENDULUM

Edgar Alan Poe described the horror of being under the Pendulum in his story "The Pit and the Pendulum".
How did the "pendulum" work? The torture would lasts longer as the iron blade which was fixed as high as possible under the ceiling of the room would swing back and forth. Using a special mechanism such as ones founded in old clocks alowing the pendulum to lower with each swing, rocking from side to side for hours, days even until finally reached the bottom. The victims on the bench would not die from being cutting in half but rather from the pain, the shock and a loss of blood. Can you imagine how the person must feel lying beneath the blade, slowly coming closer and closer? They often went insane before the blade have touched their body.

THE PENDULUM

Edgar Alan Poe described the horror of being under the Pendulum in his story "The Pit and the Pendulum".
How did the "pendulum" work? The torture would lasts longer as the iron blade which was fixed as high as possible under the ceiling of the room would swing back and forth. Using a special mechanism such as ones founded in old clocks alowing the pendulum to lower with each swing, rocking from side to side for hours, days even until finally reached the bottom. The victims on the bench would not die from being cutting in half but rather from the pain, the shock and a loss of blood. Can you imagine how the person must feel lying beneath the blade, slowly coming closer and closer? They often went insane before the blade have touched their body.

Lipposuction 1421 AD
07/01/2021

Lipposuction 1421 AD

Lipposuction 1421 AD

CERVICAL TRAPSA сervical trap is a device designed to safely hold and move particularly dangerous criminals. For violent...
06/30/2021

CERVICAL TRAPS

A сervical trap is a device designed to safely hold and move particularly dangerous criminals. For violent criminals there was an improved collar, with spikes and a chain on the buckle. Any abrupt movement led to rupture the arteries or damage to the windpipe.

06/29/2021
06/29/2021

Our business is the Medieval Torture Collection. We are currently hiring for a Sales Associate. This is a museum, art gallery, and a gift shop. The main day to day work is selling tickets and maintaining the cleanliness of the gift shop. However, we keep a small staff. Normally only three people in total so, dependability is a must with us.

Hours:
-Opening shift: 9:30AM - 6:00PM

-Closing Shift: 2:00PM - 10:30PM

Responsibilities:
-Selling tickets/merchandise

-Customer interaction

-Answering questions

-Answering phones

-Cleaning gift shop/museum

-Restocking gift shop

-Merchandise shipments

Requirements:
-Highschool diploma or GED equivalent

-Age 21 or older

-Retail/sales experience

-Able to stand for extended periods of time

-Base knowledge of IOS and Android OS

-Reliable transportation

-fast learner

06/29/2021

We are currently hiring for a Sales Associate. Medieval Torture Museum is a museum, art gallery, and a gift shop.

Hours:
-Opening shift: 9:30AM - 6:00PM
-Closing Shift: 2:00PM - 10:30PM

Responsibilities:
-Selling tickets/merchandise
-Customer interaction
-Answering questions
-Answering phones
-Cleaning gift shop/museum
-Restocking gift shop
-Merchandise shipments

Requirements:
-Highschool diploma or GED equivalent
-Age 21 or older
-Retail/sales experience
-Able to stand for extended periods of time
-Base knowledge of IOS and Android OS
-Reliable transportation
-fast learner

Wheel crushing ex*****on was practiced in ancient Rome in 1 century AD.
06/28/2021

Wheel crushing ex*****on was practiced in ancient Rome in 1 century AD.

Wheel crushing ex*****on was practiced in ancient Rome in 1 century AD.

06/25/2021
FOOT WHIPPINGFoot whipping, variously known as ba*****do, falanga (phalanga), and falaka (falaqa), is a form of corporal...
06/24/2021

FOOT WHIPPING

Foot whipping, variously known as ba*****do, falanga (phalanga), and falaka (falaqa), is a form of corporal punishment in which the soles of the feet are beaten with an object such as a cane, rod or club, a stout leather bullwhip, or a flexible bat of heavy rubber. It is also sometimes favoured as a form of torture because although extremely painful, it leaves few physical marks. The prisoner may be immobilised before application of the beating by tying, securing the feet in stocks, locking the legs into an elevated position, or hanging upside-down. The Persian term falaka referred to a wooden plank which was used to secure the feet prior to beating. Foot whipping is effective due to the clustering of nerve endings in the feet and the structure of the foot, with its numerous small bones and tendons. The wounds inflicted are particularly painful and take a long time to heal, rendering it a particularly brutal and cruel punishment. This punishment has, at various times, been used in China, as well as the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire.

FOOT WHIPPING

Foot whipping, variously known as ba*****do, falanga (phalanga), and falaka (falaqa), is a form of corporal punishment in which the soles of the feet are beaten with an object such as a cane, rod or club, a stout leather bullwhip, or a flexible bat of heavy rubber. It is also sometimes favoured as a form of torture because although extremely painful, it leaves few physical marks. The prisoner may be immobilised before application of the beating by tying, securing the feet in stocks, locking the legs into an elevated position, or hanging upside-down. The Persian term falaka referred to a wooden plank which was used to secure the feet prior to beating. Foot whipping is effective due to the clustering of nerve endings in the feet and the structure of the foot, with its numerous small bones and tendons. The wounds inflicted are particularly painful and take a long time to heal, rendering it a particularly brutal and cruel punishment. This punishment has, at various times, been used in China, as well as the Middle East and the Ottoman Empire.

THE CRADLE OF JUDAHThe invention of this instrument is attributed to the Italian ex*****oner Ippolit Marsili. Initially,...
06/23/2021

THE CRADLE OF JUDAH

The invention of this instrument is attributed to the Italian ex*****oner Ippolit Marsili. Initially, the Cradle of Judah was considered humane and was intended not to let the victim sleep.

At first the body is lifted to the ceiling. The ex*****oners tighten the ropes in such a way that the victim’s pelvis is turned downward and then they lowe the body over a sharp apex of the large pyramid. The apex is digging into the perineum, tearing the tendons, the nerve and the lymph nodes. The interrogated prisoners weight forces them to settle deeper and deeper into this tetrahedral stake.
Because of unimaginable pain they begins to rock from side to side but it only leads to the deepening and widening of the wound. Most of the sentenced ones surrender in a few minutes, few hours at the absolute most, but the ex*****oners continue the torture all night.

THE CRADLE OF JUDAH

The invention of this instrument is attributed to the Italian ex*****oner Ippolit Marsili. Initially, the Cradle of Judah was considered humane and was intended not to let the victim sleep.

At first the body is lifted to the ceiling. The ex*****oners tighten the ropes in such a way that the victim’s pelvis is turned downward and then they lowe the body over a sharp apex of the large pyramid. The apex is digging into the perineum, tearing the tendons, the nerve and the lymph nodes. The interrogated prisoners weight forces them to settle deeper and deeper into this tetrahedral stake.
Because of unimaginable pain they begins to rock from side to side but it only leads to the deepening and widening of the wound. Most of the sentenced ones surrender in a few minutes, few hours at the absolute most, but the ex*****oners continue the torture all night.

Let's make fun of our regular duties!
06/22/2021

Let's make fun of our regular duties!

Let's make fun of our regular duties!

"DEVIL'S WIND" OR "BLOW FROM A CANNON".One of the most barbaric types of ex*****ons in the history of civilization. It w...
06/21/2021

"DEVIL'S WIND" OR "BLOW FROM A CANNON".

One of the most barbaric types of ex*****ons in the history of civilization. It was used by civilized British during the suppression of the uprisings in India in the 19th century. The condemned man was tied to the mouth of the cannon and killed at the subsequent shot from it. The cannonball passed through the body, tearing it to pieces.

"DEVIL'S WIND" OR "BLOW FROM A CANNON".

One of the most barbaric types of ex*****ons in the history of civilization. It was used by civilized British during the suppression of the uprisings in India in the 19th century. The condemned man was tied to the mouth of the cannon and killed at the subsequent shot from it. The cannonball passed through the body, tearing it to pieces.

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