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Piinamus-Riistad: Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments, Tallinn Estonia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 59° 26.532 E 024° 44.670
35V E 372097 N 6591461
Quick Description: Quite a collection of devices but no pictures are allowed inside. Open every day!
Location: Estonia
Date Posted: 8/25/2009 3:52:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM72X4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
Views: 36

Long Description:
From a travel website:
Tallinn House of Tourism, Rakoja Plats

Many of these museums are simply a couple of rooms filled with gruesome confession-eliciting devices, and the Museum of Medieval Torture Instruments in Tallinn, Estonia is no exception. Inside the Tallinn House of Tourism on Raekoja plats (Town Hall Square), over 60 horrific contraptions have been collected from Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain.
The Rack and the Chastity Belt

Some of them are well known. The Rack – used for stretching victims – and the Chastity Belt – used to protect the virginity of women whilst cities were under attack – are good examples. But some of the others are horrible. Wooden shoes that are a couple of sizes too small and end up crippling the feet (Spanish Boots) are considered mild compared to some of the others. A chair crammed with spikes to sit on, anyone?

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Type of Device: You name it!

What is the approximate age?: 01/01/1599

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