Medieval Torture Museum
Medieval Torture Museum
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10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Medieval Torture Museum reminds us just how much suffering humanity can inflict in the name of cause and justice when the right tools are placed in the hands of fanatics, madmen and tyrants. The exhibit fills more than 6000 sq. ft. Spend an hour here and you will better know the nature of fear. Are you brave enough?
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Hollywood/Highland • 2 min walk
  • Hollywood/Vine • 2 min walk
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  • erikrunnels17
    Claremont, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scary Fun
    Is it a bit cheesy? Sure. Is it a bit tasteless? Probably. But dang if it ain’t fun. I mean, go in with the right attitude … and this museum is a perfect match for where it is: Hollywood Blvd. I’d definitely recommend the place!
    Thank you Erik, we appreciate the great review and rating! We think it’s been a nice addition to the neighbourhood here in Hollywood. We’re glad to see you had fun and would recommend us!
    Written 20 June 2023
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    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Esmeralda V
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool Place to Visit
    We spent about an hour and a half or two here thoroughly looking through all the props and demonstrations. I could be wrong, but I don't think they had genuine torture devices. This might sound silly of me to comment or expect since it's a part of history from long ago but I guess that's just my personal expectation with a museum. Everything they had was so well made and you can tell so much thought went into their demonstrations, models, rooms, etc. I would love to take family and friends who visit here. There was so much I didn't know and it was also so cool to be able to feel and handle devices I did know of. It was a humbling, spooky, and extremely interesting experience all in one. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
    With over 7000 square feet and hundreds of torture devices and tools its easy to lose track of time. Especially with the App that gives you an awesome audio guide and ghost hunting experience. A few items we recreated in Europe and some in the U.S. Most Items we recovered from private auctions all around the world. A team of about 80 talented people from Historians, Craftsmen/women, Special Effects artists, and more. Worked together to bring you the best Medieval Torture Experience Possible. Without being like the other museums we wanted this to be a hands on experience. So our guest can actually leave with a memorable visit to the Torture Museum.
    Written 13 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Joseph
    Los Angeles, California13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Halloween 2023 gift to myself (-;
    This museum was so much fun. I especially appreciated the detail in all of the pieces of mid evil torture. I was able to take my time and read every single piece. I took some really cool pictures and even a few selfies with executioners (-; I definitely recommend this museum and will be telling my family and friends all about it. If you love evil or gore you have to stop by the museum
    Joseph thank you so much for the great review we really appreciate you taking the time. We are so glad you took advantage of all the photo opportunities. With over 7000 square feet of torture tools and devices plenty so see and take photos with. We do hope to see you back and of course bring more victims we always welcome them.
    Written 29 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 October 2023
  • fuchsiakitty3
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Morbid fun
    Was actually a very eye opening experience. We didn't have much time during our visit in LA so this was my 14 yo daughter's choice as our one addition to the trip. It was educational and terrifying all in one. As a mother of three daughters I appreciate the fact that we live in modern times even more because I saw way too many ways that our stubbornness and independent thinking would have been dealt with in the past. Didn't get to do the audio or ghost hunt because my phone wouldn't cooperate but overall I recommend letting your morbid curiosity get the best of you and visiting.
    Thank you for your recommendation of the museum! We're truly grateful to be part of the modern world! It brings us joy to hear that you and your daughter had a delightful experience at the museum! We hope that on your next visit, you can explore our audio guide and engage in some ghost-hunting fun!
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 December 2023
  • Spookybee7
    Westminster, California1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Realistic experience
    My friend & I visited the MTM recently, & we had an amazing time. I had no idea what to expect but I was very pleased with my experience. I learned so much about the different time periods. I enjoy dark/eerie things, but this experience is not for those who are easily frightened. The torture devices/methods & human figures are extremely realistic. I recommend this museum to adults only. It also helps to appreciate how much the legal system has improved. I would definitely visit again.
    Thank you so much for such a detailed review! It's great that you found the experience educational and engaging! We're excited to hear that you and your friend had an amazing time at MTM! Thank you for emphasizing the realism of our settings! Looking forward to welcoming you back!
    Written 8 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Written 28 February 2024
  • Nomad47885286205
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational fun!
    The exhibits are very interesting to say the least. There is a eerie atmosphere with the lighting and music which really makes it feel like a dungeon. A lot of the pieces are interactive making it even more immersive. There is great description of every torture device or technique. Would recommend to anyone interested in Medieval history or just looking for something fun to do that will give you a new found appreciation for our current justice system.
    Thank you for such a great detailed review and recommendation of our museum! It's fantastic that you enjoyed the interactive elements! We're thrilled to hear that you found our exhibits to be very interesting and immersive!
    Written 8 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Written 28 February 2024
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Ryan W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Scary and so worth your money to know European, Asian and American torture from the centuries. Makes us feel lucky to be alive today and not back then.
Written 4 June 2024
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Thank you for your great feedback! We're glad that you found your visit both scary and worth your money. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again soon!
Written 12 June 2024
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Juan C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Awesome exhibit that was very detailed and educational! Highly recommend to use the app to listen to the audio guide which goes into the gruesome details of every device.
Written 26 May 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you found the exhibit detailed and educational. Using the app for the audio guide is indeed a great way to delve into the gruesome details of each device. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon!
Written 5 June 2024
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Jade J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Overall, a pleasant experience, the audio guide was really helpful. It made the experience interactive. Worth the trip!
Written 26 May 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! We're glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience and found the audio guide helpful. It's great to know that it made your visit more interactive. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon!
Written 5 June 2024
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Joanna J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Awesome. Great museum with great visuals and descriptions! It was very well put together and realistic. Learned many things I didn't know about.
Written 26 May 2024
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Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the visuals and descriptions, and that you found the museum both educational and realistic. We hope to see you again for another immersive experience!
Written 5 June 2024
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Steven Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Super fun, the guided tour was a great way to get tons of extra content. The displays are interactive and it really adds to the experience
Written 24 May 2024
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Thank you for your feedback! We're glad that you enjoyed the guided tour and found the interactive displays added to the experience. We look forward to welcoming you back for more fun and learning!
Written 5 June 2024
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Eren R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Awesome..very interesting and informative..Love it. Definitely a must see. Interactive. Don't miss the audio tour.💀.
Written 18 May 2024
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Thank you for your enthusiastic feedback! We're thrilled you found the museum interesting and informative. The interactive exhibits and audio tour are indeed highlights. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 5 June 2024
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David C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very interesting experience! Definitely not for the faint of heart, but it is worth passing by if you’re in the area! Definitely check it out!
Written 28 April 2024
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Thank you for your review, David C! We appreciate your feedback and are glad to hear that you found the medieval torture museum to be a very interesting experience. We understand that it may not be suitable for everyone due to its intense nature, but we're glad to know that you found it worth visiting. We hope you had a memorable time exploring the exhibits and learning about the history of medieval torture.
Written 3 May 2024
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bruce A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Very interesting but disturbing……….. nice collection in a nice setting! A bit pricey but overall worth it. Would recommend
Written 25 April 2024
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bruceaZ3869JC, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Medieval Torture Museum. We're glad to hear that you found the collection interesting, albeit disturbing. We strive to provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking experience for our visitors. We understand that the price of admission may seem a bit high, but we assure you that it goes towards the maintenance and curation of the museum. We believe that the overall experience is worth it, and we're thrilled to hear that you feel the same. Thank you for recommending our museum. We appreciate your support and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for more intriguing exhibits.
Written 27 April 2024
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Sarah J
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The history behind each torture was very interesting to read about and see the display set ups. I will highly recommend this museum!!!
Written 24 April 2024
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sarahjJ1984RM, thank you for your wonderful review of our Medieval Torture Museum! We're thrilled to hear that you found the history behind each torture fascinating and enjoyed the display set-ups. We take pride in providing an informative and engaging experience for our visitors. Your high recommendation means a lot to us, and we greatly appreciate your support. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to our museum in the future for more historical discoveries!
Written 27 April 2024
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Lisa S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Absolutely amazing experience! I had been wanting to come for a while and finally got the chance and was not disappointed at all. Definitely recommend a stop if you have a half hour to spare!
Written 24 April 2024
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O5422ZLlisas, thank you for your amazing review of our Medieval Torture Museum! We're delighted to hear that your long-awaited visit lived up to your expectations. It's wonderful to know that you were not disappointed with your experience. We appreciate your recommendation for others to visit our museum, especially if they have a half hour to spare. We understand that time is valuable, and we strive to make every minute of our visitors' time worthwhile. Thank you for choosing to visit our museum and for sharing your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon for another incredible experience!
Written 27 April 2024
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