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Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
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Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

3.5 of 5 bubbles
27 Reviews
Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

Admission is $6 per person.




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Curiosity Museum
301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402 (Formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices)
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashley T
Oglesby
Trip type:
Couples
Loved it!
Oct 21, 2018
Curousity museum takes maybe 20 minutes. Very interesting, lots of torture devices and you can take all the pictures you want. Its part of the old mineral springs hotel which... more »
Rich H
Staunton, Illinois
Trip type:
Family
Art and other paintings
Sep 13, 2018
Saw for first time last month. It was interesting even for me being a non-art type person. Some type of classes were going on on the one side. more »
Stephanie A
Trip type:
Friends getaway
I could have paid for a beer instead
Aug 19, 2018
Alright, let me preface this review with the fact that 100% adore and explore the curious and eccentric no matter how hokey. THIS was a printed and framed version of... more »
Scraggsy123
Trip type:
Couples
Great experience
Dec 10, 2017
My girlfriend and I stumbled across this place while doing some Christmas shopping in Mineral Springs Mall. We were both pleasantly surprised and found ourselves walking around for several hours.... more »
didischoe
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Solo travel
Make sure you have at least an hour to walk through
May 4, 2017
My husband was attending a beer festival, so I decided to see what Alton had to offer. I found this museum and was intrigued. I am a huge fan of... more »
1-5 of 27 Reviews

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Curiosity Museum

Illusions, ghost hunting kits, Victorian Vampire Killing kits and more are featured at the new Curiosity Museum, based in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel. From robots that watch you wander through the displays to the curious world of quack medicine, there is a bit of everything in this 1,500 square foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the space is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices, which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of this self-guided tour.

Admission is $6 per person.




 

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