Medieval Torture Museum in Saint Augustine, FL

100 Saint George StreetSaint Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

Discover the gruesome and terrifying moments in human history as the Medieval Torture Museum transports you back hundreds of years ago. Combining academic research with human emotions and fear, this interesting museum is not for the weak of heart. Are you brave enough to learn how cruel and frightening the Middle Ages truly were?

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Saint Augustine Travel Experts
  • May not be appropriate for young children.
  • This is the first exclusive medieval torture museum in the United States.
  • Draws upon historic and academic research to produce in-depth exhibits.

Description

from Medieval Torture Museum
The emotions inspired by the “Medieval Torture Collection” will transport you back in time hundreds of years to some of the most miserable moments in human history.

Our exhibit is a unique presentation that combines academic research with the contradictive, emotionally repulsive draw of a time in history when torture and torment were commonplace.

The “Medieval Torture Collection” 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.

Based on historical documents and engravings, we have amassed an unprecedented collection of cruelty, re-creating the atmosphere that prevailed throughout most of the Middle Ages. For several years, a team of scientists, historians, decorators, and sculptors have worked on creating a unique collection consisting of several hundred pieces filling more than 4000 sq. ft.

Spend an hour here and you will better know the nature of fear.

Are you brave enough?

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internationaljc
"you like blood, gore & torture?"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019 NEW
if blood, gore & torture tools are your thing this is a place you would love. i only gave them an "average rating" because personally i am not into this type of thing. but if i was, this would FOR SURE deserve a "VERY GOOD" rating. wasnt really sure what to expect other than some very weird tools and contraptions and this place didnt disappoint on that in. there were plenty of different tools and displays of torture methods, some which they say are even still used to this day. even a few interactive displays lol, nothing jumps out at you, dont worry, just a few displays let you pull a lever or something to show you how it works. this isnt a place for you if you dont like blood or have weak eyes and stomach. if your kids arent into horror films or that kind of thing or you dont wanna deal with nightmares this may be a time when you want to send them downstairs to enjoy the ice cream parlor in the building. the torture museum also has a micro art display that they offer you,we declined that because you cant take pictures or anything of the micro art,however we peeked and seen a picture or 2 and they are cool for sure (you view thru a microscope). not sure who posted the review about the fast talking dude at the counter but i can tell you what, they could not have been more accurate so listen carefully when you get there or you will end up paying for both attractions in the blink of an eye! this was a good overall experience and the gift shop is pretty nice as well.
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Kenneth D
Portland, Oregon
"Not for small children or the faint of heart"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2019
A great (albeit gruesome) new addition to historic St. George Street. Amazing collection of practically every piece of torture equipment known to man and mock ups of nasty torture. Some of it skived me out, but its worth the price of admission. Who collected all this stuff?
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JessicaB645
West Melbourne, Florida
"Dark, morbid, but awesome "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2019
It says it in the name! Several rooms of devices used for various torture in medieval period with several examples. We loved the ambiance definitely not for the squeamish. Although there is some gore and gross with the examples of torture there is history and explanations to go along with them. Must see!
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wyomingcboyz
"Not for kids or the squeamish"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2019
Very creepy displays and devices in an even creepier (supposedly haunted) location. Just being in the building will give you an eerie feeling, and it constantly felt like we were being watched as we moved from room to room. Some of the items are not for little eyes, and there is an age restriction on entry. If you're really into the sick and twisted, this is the place for you.
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Rainbow20Aunt
"Gruesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019
The museum was definitely interesting even if the torture techniques were barbaric. The audio adds to it since it tells you in depth exactly what each device was used for and why.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Torture Museum

Is this museum appropriate for children?
Due to the context of the exhibits, some parents may find the museum inappropriate for children. Please use precaution if choosing to bring children to the museum.

Where is the museum located?
100 Saint George Street, St. Augustine, Florida.

How long does it take to complete the museum?
Guests spend anywhere from an hour to two hours exploring the museum.