ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) – Janet Kolar says it takes most people about an hour to walk through the entire Curiosity Museum – that’s only if you can stomach the walls of torture devices and medieval sadist tools.
In downtown Alton, Illinois you’ll find the oddest collection of optical illusions, brain teasers, medical quackeries and 200-year-old torture devices. The Curiosity Museum first opened in 2011 as the Museum of Historic Torture Devices, but was remodeled and renamed this past October.
The museum is open to the public on Saturday’s from noon to 4 p.m. and and Sunday’s noon to 6 p.m., with a $6 admission charge – it’s also for adults only.
Some of the torture devices include a human dummy, incase the detailed description of each device didn’t paint a clear enough picture. Including a drunk in a barrel, a pirate in a cage, and a rat chewing though skin.