Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

Curiosity Museum

301 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002

History Museums

Located in Alton's historic Mineral Springs Hotel is the new Curiosity Museum. See everything from Victorian Vampire Killing Kits to the just plain weird.

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-foot museum dedicated to the just plain weird. Included in the museum is the Historic Museum of Torture Devices which showcases displays of torture devices from around the world. Pictures and written explanations are part of the self-guided tour.

Admission is $6 per person. Hours of Operation: Saturday-Sunday: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

More Information

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: Closed
  • Thu: Closed
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Back to Listings

What's happening nearby...

Alton Night Market

Jacoby Arts Center  •  Jun 06 – Jul 25 @ 7PM

You never know what you might find at the Alton Night Market! Made for night owls, the Night Market isn't just your average farmer's market! Visitors…

Read more about Alton Night Market

Christmas Wonderland

Dec 25 – Dec 27 @ 6PM

Begin your holiday celebration when you experience the enchantment of Christmas at the "Christmas Wonderland" holiday light display! The "Grandpa Gang" has been at it again…

Read more about Christmas Wonderland

You might also be interested...

Beall Mansion Historic Tours


Take an exquisitely elegant tour of an early 20th-century mansion full of ornate rooms featuring antique furnishings

Read more about Beall Mansion Historic Tours

Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library


The Hayner Public Library District provides a variety of genealogy-related services to support research efforts.

Read more about Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.