Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso

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Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso

Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
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Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The year 2009, the centenary of the death of Cesare Lombroso, founder of criminal anthropology, saw the renovation of “his” unique museum. The collections include anatomical specimens, drawings, photographs, examples of material evidence, written documents, and valuable craft and artistic works created by asylum and prison inmates. The new museum displays are also intended to provide the visitor the conceptual tools to understand how and why this controversial scientist came to formulate the theory of criminal atavism and what were the errors in his scientific method that led him to found a science that turned out to be so erroneous.
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Matteo scaperrotta
Province of Avellino, Italy28 contributions
Ignorant and irrelevant Theories
Jun 2021 • Solo
Ignorant ,irrelevant and diseducative theories about Criminality.
It is Absolutely not worth the visit.
I think it should be closed.
Written 9 June 2021
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ValerioDM
Udine, Italy694 contributions
Very peculiar museum
Jul 2020 • Family
If you are interested in the history of the criminal antropogy and the first sientific aproach to this matter.
Realized in an old building near the museum of human anatomy it is peculiar and singular.
Written 28 July 2020
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antoniopP6032NE
Milano, Italia4 contributions
A racist museum!
Jan 2020 • Couples
This museum exalts a racist as Lombroso. It should be closed or converted in a memory moment as Auschwitz or Birkenau.
Written 30 May 2020
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Carl O
Bergen, Norway28 contributions
Creepy and fascinating!
Nov 2018
Cesare Lombroso had a theory that forgers, thieves and murderers where born criminal. In Museo de Antropologia Criminale contains lots of of sculls, wax models and other eerie things, collected by Lombroso and his colleagues. The museum shows how Sosial Darwinism dominated science in the 19th and early 20th century.
Written 23 March 2019
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Simon E
6 contributions
A Unique Museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
If, like me, you enjoy seeking out unusual museums then this one's for you. I was familiar with Lombroso's work but was not aware that he had lived and worked in Turin so this museum, owned and run by the university, was a pleasant find. The displays give a very clear and comprehensive account of Lombroso's (widely discredited) theories and would be fascinating to anyone who takes an interest in the history of the psychological disciplines.

The labels are in Italian and English; there is some interesting silent film footage to provide historical context and many unusual artifacts.

If, like us, you go on a Wednesday it's free. We combined our visit with the nearby "medieval village" - also worth seeing .
Written 21 October 2018
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rockinr
Aurora, CO20 contributions
Very Interesting Musuem
Jan 2018
We went to this museum because my daughter is a Criminology and Psychology Major, she absolutely thought it was a fantastic museum. I also found it very interesting with lots of history.
Written 9 July 2018
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lentil01
Canberra97 contributions
Quirky yet informative
Apr 2018 • Family
Visited here on a Wednesday (which is free on Wednesdays) took the hop on red bus which has a stop nearby and cool statues at the river. Walk to the museum from the hop on red bus stop about 5 minutes. When we visited there was also an exhibition on fruit which was very quirky to have with the Cesare Lomobroso. Really liked this place easy to do in a short time and very interesting.
Written 23 June 2018
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Zuzana M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,197 contributions
Informative insight into criminal...skulls
Jan 2017 • Couples
Off the beaten track sort of museum might not be the first thing you head to when visiting Turin, but this was one of the few museums open on Monday, so convenience won.

Well organised displays, we would welcome introductory video in English or other languages as well. However, there were laminated card with translations to most of the artefacts descriptions in Italian.

Kind of creepy at times, there are dozens of skulls and plastic models of heads of actual criminals, with the type of crime they have been convicted of.
Descriptive and explanatory, as Museo di Antropologia Criminale Cesare Lombroso displays various methods of research and tools used for measuring.

Interesting part were several maps of Italy with statistics of various mental illnesses and types of crime and their division by age and type.

Entrance fee was 5 euro per adult, which seemed a fair price for this interesting, but not too big, museum.
Written 10 February 2017
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Chatterboxmegan
Appley Bridge, UK833 contributions
Interesting, informative and thought-provoking
Dec 2016 • Couples
We decided to go to this museum as I have an interest in criminal psychology and have studied Lombroso's theories in the past. On the day we attended it was free entry (not sure why, but not complaining!) The museum has cards throughout in English which translate the Italian information on the walls. There is a range of interesting exhibits to look at including scientific equipment for measuring various things including brain size, Lombroso's skeleton and wax deaths masks of criminals. The museum provides an interesting history and critical overview of Lombroso's work and its place within today's current scientific knowledge. I would say this museum is most suitable for teenagers and adults due to the nature of the subject and scientific presentation. My partner who has no knowledge of the subject also enjoyed and found it intriguing. I would recommend a visit if you're in the area.
Written 2 January 2017
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talisra991
Annemasse, France7 contributions
Sujet peu connu mais un Musée à la page!
Dec 2016 • Solo
Although the subject is a bit dark, the museum is very well made & modern. The subject matter is very well put into context. It is an important page of history that is hard to read but that had too much influence in history to disregard it. A beautiful walk in the parc along the water will guide you there. Next to it is also the Medieval town.
Written 30 December 2016
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