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Medieval Torture Museum Chicago – tickets, prices, what to expect

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The Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago is the largest interactive historical museum in the US and showcases torture chambers of the darkest periods of history. 

At the 5,000-square-foot museum, you will find the world’s most detailed collection of confinement and torture devices, instruments of slow death and execution.

All torture devices are also accompanied by wax sculptures of victims and executioners so that visitors can better understand how the instruments worked.

The Medieval Torture Museum is unsuitable for kids below 18 years, but they can visit if accompanied by parents.

What to expect at Medieval Torture Museum

As you enter the museum lobby, you are greeted with a wall of skulls—just a taste of what awaits you in the eight rooms of torture displays.

Each exhibit includes a sign outlining the summary of the torture method’s history. 

The museum also provides a free audio guide that gives more information and context.

As you explore one of the scariest museums of Chicago, you will find unique torture devices such as the Brazen Bull and find simple ones like the Guillotine. 

If you are looking for something more, your ticket also includes a ghost hunting experience in the museum. 

The museum’s free ghost hunting app allows you to locate the cursed ghosts in each room.

Most visitors spend around 60 minutes exploring Chicago’s Medieval Torture Museum.


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Medieval Torture Museum tickets

Brazen Bull at Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago
The Brazen Bull torture device at Medieval Torture Museum in Chicago. Image: Tixpls.com

This Museum of Medieval Torture ticket includes an audio guide and gets you access to all the exhibits on display. 

When you book these Skip The Line tickets online, they get emailed to you. 

On the day of your visit, you can walk past the ticket counter line, show the ticket on your mobile at the entrance and walk in. 

You can cancel this ticket up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

Cost of ticket: US $30


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How to reach Torture Museum

Medieval Torture Museum is on State Street, neighboring the iconic Chicago Theatre in the Loop. 

Its address is 177 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601, United States. Get Directions

Chicago’s Torture Museum timings

The Medieval Torture Museum is open from 10 am to 9 pm from Monday to Thursday.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the museum opens at 10 am and closes at 10 am.

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