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Meiji University Criminal Museum, Tokyo

Meiji University Criminal Museum - Tokyo, Japan
Meiji University Criminal Museum
1-1 Kanda Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan 101-0062Map
3F Daigaku Kaikan
+81 3 3296 4448
Neighborhood: Chiyoda-ku

The judicial ties of Meiji University stretch back to 1881. This particular museum was established in 1929 to archive criminology records. There are more than 250,000 items stored here which include magazines, books, and historical records of crimes committed. Punishment of crime is also featured, for example, the imaginative methods of torture over the ages are depicted in wood-block prints. But the heart of the collection lies in chilling replicas of the apparatus used for punishment, a 16th century guillotine, a display of rock torture and the dreaded Iron Maiden.

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Meiji University Criminal Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM, Wednesday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Other
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