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Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-3200 PHONE | (866) 465-3205
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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.

Hours of Operation

Saturday - Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Payments Accepted

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Curiosity Museum
301 E Broadway, Alton, IL 62002-2402 (Formerly Historic Museum of Torture Devices)
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Recent Reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
Different and neat
Mar 13, 2019
Went here with a group of friends, it was pretty neat, some odd stuff to see to say the least. Thought there would be more, but still cool nonetheless more »
Belleville, Illinois
Trip type:
Not for younger kids under age 14
Dec 30, 2018
This is an interesting museum with some bazaar exhibits. It is very informative but the exhibits aren’t appropriate for children under 14 or 15. Also anyone who has nightmares or... more »
Greg A
Saint Louis, Missouri
Trip type:
A Little Cheesy, But Fun!
Nov 8, 2018
Fun little diversion in Alton IL, some pretty creepy displays mixed with a few cheesy ones. Actual artifacts mixed with a few replicas? The historic hotel it's housed in is... more »
Ashley T
Trip type:
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:
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 »
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Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway Street
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 465-3200 PHONE