It's a morbid fact that the more unspeakable a crime is, the more likely people will want to learn about it. There are industries based around glamorizing horrific criminal acts and packaging them up for sale, and there are even museums that are solely dedicated to these often unthinkable crimes. The United Kingdom is home to one such museum, the True Crime Museum in Hastings, England.
The museum is open seven days a week and houses artifacts associated with some of the most notorious crimes in history. It houses a lethal injection death bed, love letters from serial killers, and a surround sound cinema that plays interviews and documentary footage of notorious criminals. If you want a taste of the more macabre things in life, these exhibits will certainly do the trick.
John Haigh was a notorious serial killer in early 20th century England, and his crimes were so despicable that he was labeled a "vampire" by some media outlets. He was eventually captured after local police were tipped off and discovered the studio where he dissolved his victims in acid. Some of the very barrels he used are on display at the True Crime Museum.
The Skull Of Louis Lefevere, 20th-Century French Murderer
The Bathtub John Childs Used To Dismember His VictimsPhoto: Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix / Getty Images
The Noose Used To Execute John Louis Constantine