Museum of Criminology
Fascinating, sometimes graphic displays of violence, designed with crime prevention in mind
It would be a crime to miss this one
Housed on the premises of the Judicial Investigation Agency (Calle 17/Calle18/Avenidas 6, 7, 8), more than a museum, it's akin to a veritable crime drama. Organised with the goal of discouraging crime, the Museo de Criminología is especially geared toward kids (get 'em while they're young!), and exhibits include all manner of murder weapons, as well as graphic displays of infamous crimes in Costa Rican history - even the likes of a severed hand. If you're fascinated by criminology, true-crime tales, or even action/horror films, this makes a juicy visit indeed, and it's even free of charge, open weekdays 7:30 am till noon and 1 to 4 pm.