Medieval torture exhibit

Discover history’s dark secrets at an exhibition of instruments used in criminal trials to punish crimes against honour, to torture and to carry out capital punishment.

The Medieval Torture Instruments Exhibition is at The Collection in Lincoln until Sunday 2nd September.

The show’s fifty exhibits are reconstructions of historic instruments used in trials. Whilst revealing chilling historical facts the show is a reminder that torture is still carried out today.

A fantastic trip through history promises to open your eyes to how horrible a time you could have lived in, and just how gruesome some of these methods of legal punishment were and to be thankful you were born when you were.

The exhibit is open daily from 10am to 4pm - last entry 3.45pm. Entry is £4 adults, £3 concessions. Under 13s go free but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The Collection brings together an award winning archaeology museum and the region’s premier art gallery, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of Lincoln.

Come face to face with Lincolnshire’s earliest inhabitants in the museum and explore the art collections in the Usher Gallery before relaxing in the Stokes at The Collection cafe. Discover Play, the space for younger visitors and enjoy our vibrant exhibition programme.

All public areas of the museum and the Usher Gallery are fully accessible and we have a buggy park and public lockers in the museum.

For more details about all the exhibitions and events at The Collection visit, email, or call 01522 782040.