As well as the following, many smaller museums have individual exhibits of special interest: it's worthwhile looking out for fetters in castles, corporal punishment canes in English country houses and chastity belts almost anywhere!
Kriminal Museum - Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
Large museum in historic walled town showing a thousand years of legal history and the development and standardisation of jurisprudence to the 19th century. Exhibits include instruments of torture, items used in the execution of sentences, costly books, graphic arts, documents of emperors, princes, the nobility and towns. Comprehensive and Academic
Original equipment in the original location:
Instruments of torture for the Spanish Inquistition - Cité of Carcassonne, France
Has a French guillotine but otherwise the collection is similiar to Rothenburg and London/Warwick. Small
I have not visited these:
Warwick Castle - England
Original torture chamber and oubliette but much of the equipment displayed appears to be German, possibly from the Nuremburg collection.
The London Dungeon - England
The London Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life.... The London Dungeon also makes an unusual and entertaining banquet venue...
Website that illustrates many of the common medieval restraint items and has pictures from smaller museums that do not have their own websites
Is your world Torture free?
Torture is abhorrent. Torture is illegal. Yet torture is inflicted on men, women and children in well over half the countries of the world. Torture is universally condemned.Torture is still used to extract confessions, to interrogate, to punish or to intimidate. In police stataions and prison cells, on city streets and in remote villages, torturers continue to inflict physical agony and mental anguish.
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