Instruments of Medieval Torture Exhibition - Dorman Museum , Middlesbrough
Instruments of Medieval Torture 15th June - 31st December 2013
Exhibition Admission Charges:
Adult - £3
Concession - £2
Under 10s and carers - Free
Open Tuesday - Sunday :
10am - Last Admission 3.30pm
Torture has been carried out or sanctioned by individuals, groups and states throughout history from ancient times to the present day.
Although torture is now prohibited under international law, Amnesty International believe that the practice still continues in over 70 countries across the world.
This fascinating exhibition takes a look at one of the darkest chapters in human history and discusses the horror that one person can inflict on another in the name of 'justice'.
These include famous contraptions such as the Interrogation Seat, the Witches Chair, the Rack and the notorious Iron Maiden. The displays tell the story of instruments and practices used in Medieval history and beyond to extract information from those suspected of wrongdoing.
It is the first time that this intriguing collection has been displayed
in the North East of England.