of human cruelty
Reopening on May 15th 2021
The History of Torture is a public exhibition which details the development of physical punishment from
antiquity to early modern times.
The exhibition is based upon well-documented historical methods of torture, and our original exhibits are extended through the incorporation of academic texts, as well as tapestries and illustrations. Furthermore, our exhibits are currently accompanied by a special exhibition named "Humanity has learned nothing from history"
As long as torture is not prosecuted & punished everywhere in the world, torturing will not stop. The
boundary between justice and
injustice is not at the disposal of a country's leadership. In the end a society which is intentionally
indifferent towards both victims
of torture and the torturers themselves, has neither an ethical nor an actual sense a place for those who
are not willing to be one or the
other, for the victim of torture and the torturer himself belong to that society. (E. Peters)
The organisers of this museum are strongly opposed to torture. As such, the purpose of exhibiting the tools of torture, execution, and punishment is to act as a warning. In keeping with this purpose, the curators of this museum have endeavoured to make the exhibition as educational as possible, as well as entertaining.
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday - Sunday 11am - 5pm
|Youth (< 14 years old)||3,50€|
R&L Ausstellungs- Museums- und HandelsgmbH
Fritz-Grünbaum Platz 1