Museum of torture

The most beautiful and unique collection of torture in South of Italy at the time of the Inquisition

“Useless to store these relics in a repository, now these objects communicate and teach. The passion for torture fascinates us because it helps us understand the aberrations of the human mind so that we can improve ourselves”.

Paolo Lupo

Direttore del Museo



Museo scenario
Museo delle torture
Museo delle torture

“…A real journey into human cruelty amidst pillories, chastity masks, chest crushers and inquisitorial chairs.”

A collection of very special relics, including goggles, restraint belts and chastity masks, as well as ghostly figures in martyr scenes somewhere between historical ambition and horror effect, which take you back in time.

Rare objects dating back to the 16th – 17th – 18th centuries, but also reconstructions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries of original, ancient and unobtainable instruments.

This is the Naples Torture Museum of the ‘Napoli Storia e Cultura’ Association, one of the most original museums in Naples, and the aim is not only to exhibit a unique collection of torture instruments, “but also to show the courage with which the city of Naples opposed the establishment of the Inquisition.

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What they say about us

The opinions of those who came to visit us

Really a great place, very evocative and intriguing I highly recommend it to everyone. The owner is really an exquisite, friendly and knowledgeable person. There are really a lot of tools used in the days of the Inquisition. Thank you for bringing this novelty to our city!

Renato Orti


Very interesting museum in the heart of Naples. Attention to detail, excellent historical reconstructions. The multimedia content is also interesting. The museum shows torture but also tells the whole story about the Inquisition (including the Inquisition in Naples) Recommended!

Giuseppe Calise


This is not just a museum, but a real journey through history. As soon as I crossed the threshold, I was greeted by the warm smile of the owners who, with their culture and friendliness, made this experience even more memorable. The unique pieces, the surreal atmosphere accompanied by music and realistic representations more than fulfilled my expectations. Well worth a visit at least once!

Helly Castiello


Located in the historical centre of Naples, the Torture Museum shows us how throughout history man has applied his dominance (meaning every human category), even in the most atrocious ways, and in comparison women have always received the worst treatment. The museum is not very big, the cost of the ticket is low and you save even more if you are a student, plus the staff is very friendly and helpful.

Giuseppe Imparato


Small but impressive museum, very interesting and well organised! Highly recommended!

Daniela Borriello


“A museum that illustrates how the human imagination has not had the limits in the search for means to impose the most abominable torture, forgetting every form of human respect”. 

                                                   Naples from live

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Simply present at the ticket office the print-out of the email that will arrive in your inbox after your purchase, or the print-out of the payment.

Museum of Torture Naples

Associazione “Napoli Storia e Cultura”

Vico Santa Luciella ai Librai 18/B -80138 Napoli


Visiting fee and timetable

Admission 7,00 € – Open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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