A long cruel story

The museum shows a long history of cruelties, the thousand-year history of punishment and capital pain through remade and original old pieces…

The museum collects torture and capital execution machines both original and remade. 
You can discover the technology and cruelty of past centuries through descriptions and engravings, prints and old paintings

These items come from all over Europe; some of them are rare and dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries, or perfect copies of hard to find originals from the 1800s and 1900s. Complex machinery shows how human imagination and intelligence had no limits in the research for instruments of torture.

Arms, devices and instruments of torture, for capital execution and public humiliation, engravings, prints and original paintings. The collection is furnished with pictures and descriptions in different languages.

The presentation, despite the subject of the museum, is sober, made up of images and testimonies that represent faithfully the atrocity of the violation of human rights.
An exhibition that aims to be an accusation against torture and capital execution and that wishes to attract the visitors’ attention to those countries where democracy and human rights are a mirage.

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
Via Franceschini, 34 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 0130834050
Operation/Project allocated within the framework of the POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020