Model 1870

Take a jump back in time to see the History of the guillotine, or learn more about the Construction.

You can also see more pictures of the guillotine in the Gallery.

People related to the guillotine in one way or another, can be found here.

The Guillotine was not invented by Dr Guillotin. He did propose that mechanical decapitation was used to replace older cruder forms of execution, and his name got stuck with the machine.

Build your own guillotine model.

A guide to places which were important in the history of the guillotine.

Model 1792

How to build your own model

To build a real French revolution guillotine model you need the right measurements.

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Real
guillotines

There are still places where you can see the real thing. Most places are outside France.

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Can the head survive?

There has, throughout history, been several more or less scientific experiments with severed heads.

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Places
of interest

A guide to places which were important in the history of the guillotine.

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