The Museum of Torture – Tortureum offers an insight into its unique collection of various instruments of torture and execution that have been employed since the ancient times to the present day. The Museum vividly depicts the notion of violence throughout history, with over 70 full-scale instruments of torture, which even the thought of chilled people to the bone. The Zagreb Torturem was conceived as an experiential museum for every visitor as well as a reminder of the history of mankind in which violence arises from the fear of the unknown, different and from the fear of the Other. The Museum’s aim is also to help the visitor realize that our own increasingly vulnerable existence is daily subjected to various forms of visible and invisible torture, from school bullying and workplace mobbing to domestic violence, in order to make torture eventually become just a part of human history presented in a museum.
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