Medieval Torture Museum

Medieval Torture Museum Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago IL

Mon-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sun: 10am-9pm

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Make your home merry and bright this holiday season with unique treasures from our gift shop! Explore a curated selectio...
12/08/2023

Make your home merry and bright this holiday season with unique treasures from our gift shop!
Explore a curated selection of delightful items that are sure to add a touch of magic to your space.

From charming decorations to one-of-a-kind trinkets, our gift shop has something for everyone on your list. Discover handpicked items that reflect the spirit of the Medieval Ages and make perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Join us and immerse yourself in the festive ambiance of our gift shop. Find that special something that brings joy to your home or grab a thoughtful present for a friend.
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Christmas horror movie
12/08/2023

Christmas horror movie

Get ready for Christmas funat the Medieval Torture Museum in CHICAGO, IL!An unforgettable holiday experience awaits!Book...
12/06/2023

Get ready for Christmas fun
at the Medieval Torture Museum in CHICAGO, IL!
An unforgettable holiday experience awaits!
Book your tickets ONLINE at www.medievaltorturemuseum.com.

GWYNPLAINE SMILEDetailed by Victor Hugo in his 1869 novel, "The Man Who Laughs," the Gwynplaine smile, also known as a G...
12/06/2023

GWYNPLAINE SMILE

Detailed by Victor Hugo in his 1869 novel, "The Man Who Laughs," the Gwynplaine smile, also known as a Glasgow smile, Anna grin, or Chelsea grin, refers to the disfigurement resulting from cutting a victim's face from the edges of the mouth to the ears. This cut, leaving scars that mimic a smile, became notorious in Glasgow, Chelsea, London, and other British areas, often employed by gangs to send a chilling message to rivals. To inflict further harm or lethality, victims might be stabbed or kicked, particularly in the stomach or groin, causing the face to tear when they screamed. Originating as a gruesome method, if the cut was deep enough, the victim could bleed to death. The infamous Joker, Batman's nemesis, proudly sported the Gwynplaine smile.

Medieval Torture Museum in📍CHICAGO, ILThe largest interactive medieval torture museum in the U.S.Welcome, if you're brav...
12/05/2023

Medieval Torture Museum in📍CHICAGO, IL
The largest interactive medieval torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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Medieval Torture Museum📍ST. AUGUSTINE, FLThe largest interactive medieval torture museum in the U.S.Welcome, if you're b...
12/05/2023

Medieval Torture Museum📍ST. AUGUSTINE, FL
The largest interactive medieval torture museum in the U.S.
Welcome, if you're brave enough!
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12/04/2023
Get ready for Christmas fun at the Medieval Torture Museum in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL!An unforgettable holiday experience awai...
12/04/2023

Get ready for Christmas fun
at the Medieval Torture Museum in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL!
An unforgettable holiday experience awaits!
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From its humble origins in medieval England to the colonial American twist, spiked eggnog has become a beloved seasonal ...
11/30/2023

From its humble origins in medieval England to the colonial American twist, spiked eggnog has become a beloved seasonal tradition, blending history and flavor in every festive cup.

Get ready for Christmas fun at the Medieval Torture Museum in CHICAGO, IL!An unforgettable holiday experience awaits!Boo...
11/29/2023

Get ready for Christmas fun
at the Medieval Torture Museum in CHICAGO, IL!
An unforgettable holiday experience awaits!
Book your tickets ONLINE at www.medievaltorturemuseum.com.

Check out this interesting fact!
11/28/2023

Check out this interesting fact!

TARPEIAN ROCKIn Ancient Rome, a chilling method of ex*****on awaited murderers and traitors: a plunge from the formidabl...
11/27/2023

TARPEIAN ROCK

In Ancient Rome, a chilling method of ex*****on awaited murderers and traitors: a plunge from the formidable Tarpeian Rock. This precipice, located on the southern summit of Capitoline Hill, was named after Tarpeia, a notorious traitor who, seeking gold, met her demise at the hands of the enemies she tried to betray.

Legend has it that during an 8th-century BC attack on Rome by Sabine king Titus Tatius, Tarpeia offered to open the citadel gates in exchange for the Sabine warriors' gold bracelets. Alternatively, some versions suggest the Sabine king bribed her due to her greed. Regardless, after allowing Sabine entry, Tarpeia was brutally struck with shields, her body resting beneath the infamous cliff.

For centuries, the Tarpeian Rock served as the grim ex*****on site for traitors, considered a fate more shameful than death. This practice endured until the 1st century CE when it was legally prohibited.

🦃 Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Twist at the Medieval Torture Museum! 🏰This year, trade the traditional turkey for a uni...
11/23/2023

🦃 Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Twist at the Medieval Torture Museum! 🏰

This year, trade the traditional turkey for a unique adventure in history. Join us for a day of intrigue and fascination as you explore the dark and captivating world of Medieval Times.

Join us for a memorable experience that will transport you to a different time and leave you with intriguing tales to share around the dinner table. 🍁🍂
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Water Torture: An Alarming Historical PracticeLearn more about the chilling history of water torture - a gruesome form o...
11/22/2023

Water Torture: An Alarming Historical Practice

Learn more about the chilling history of water torture - a gruesome form of punishment where victims were forced to ingest large volumes of water in a short span. This practice often led to severe gastric distention, water intoxication, and even fatalities.

In water torture, victims had their mouths forcibly held open while their noses were clamped shut with pincers. A funnel or strip of cloth was then thrust down their throats, compelling them to consume the entire volume of water (or other repulsive substances like bile or urine) to prevent drowning.

As the stomach swelled to its limits, victims sometimes endured physical abuse to induce vomiting, only to face the ordeal anew. Shockingly, water torture was not only widespread but also legally sanctioned in the courts of France during the Middle Ages through the 17th and 18th centuries.

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177 North State Street
Chicago, IL
60601

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm

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