The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you’ve got any skeletons in your closet, you could donate them to the Mütter’s extensive collection, which includes the tallest skeletal specimen on display in the US.

From the spiked inquisition chair to thumbscrews and skull-crushers, visitors can trace a history of pain and punishment along a few dark corridor rooms at this tiny Dutch museum.

Apparently Mexicans flock to see the mummified remains of their fellow countrymen and women who died during the cholera outbreak of 1833.