Wignacourt Museum
Wignacourt Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Wignacourt Collegiate Museum has been reopened after a thorough refurbishment.The Complex includes St. Paul's Grotto; the cradle of Christianity in Malta as well a labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea with architectural features and a complex of World War II shelters. The Museum, within a beautiful Baroque building, houses a magnificent collection of paintings, silver, vestments and other unique artefacts.
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Simon B
Rugby, UK18 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This felt like a very high class local history museum, with an eclectic mix of exhibits. However, all enjoyable and the variety keeps it interesting. St Paul’s grotto is a particular highlight (the museum seems to be the only way to access the grotto). Not too busy.
Written 5 August 2023
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raynerjosephine
London, UK88 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
I adored it alot. First of all the grotto and catacombs underneath are large and you can take your time walking around them as they have a lot of history and their use changed throughout time.

The art collections they hold here are amazing too and I recommend going.

One thing with Malta is it tends to be better Museum hunting when the heat drops a little as if I was to do it in the heat it would have been difficult!
Written 12 November 2022
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BigSis2112
Cambridge, UK242 contributions
Nov 2022
Price was 6 Euros and for that we got to see the museum & art exhibits, the WWII tunnels, the grotto and also the catacombs. We spent a good couple of hours in there wandering around and I enjoyed that we didn't have to be on a guided tour and could take our time looking at everything.

We had actually been trying to get to St Paul's catacombs and realised after we'd paid that these were not the same ones, but it didn't matter - it was still a good experience. We were standing outside Mdina later and heard a Maltese tour guide say that 'once you've seen one set of catacombs, you've seen them all' and I can quite believe it - so we didn't go down any of the others after this.

It was an interesting experience and I'd recommend this place.
Written 7 November 2022
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Marta V
Lugano, Switzerland90 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Really recommended, it's visits in one for just 5 euros! The museum with works of arts and objects of the Knights, very interesting, the Roman catacombs, huge... amd WWII shelters, it was quite impressing , a good experience to try and understand our not so distant history .
Written 20 August 2022
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Travelkid65pdx
54 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a huge disappointment. Not for the paintings etc. The temperature outside was 93o. I think inside it was much hotter. There is no AC and infrequent fans in the hallways. The air was so stifling, I literally could not breathe. I would love to visit again in cooler weather when it is more comfortable to enjoy the works.
Written 3 July 2022
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Melanie H
8 contributions
May 2022
Very interesting would recommend for the history of Rabat and surrounding area. Can purchase combined tickets with other museums and historical sites
Written 21 May 2022
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Paul H
London, UK1,209 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Was a little disappointed given the price. Though you get to see the nice church as well as the museum. Lots of gold and metal artefacts in there. Some catholic clothes worn by bishops etc.
Written 18 April 2022
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Julian Cassar
3 contributions
Dec 2020
As a Maltese individual myself who loves history and visiting museums, I would highly recommend this place, It is absolutely wonderful. This museum consists a high degree of historical value. housed in an 18th-century Baroque building which housed the Chaplains of the Order of St. John, and it is named after Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt, who ruled over the Maltese Islands between 1601 and 1622. It also take underneath the catacombs of st Pauls grotto it also contains a number of Punic, Roman and Early Christian hypogea which are interconnected with a complex of World War II-era air raid shelters. The building includes a garden and a small chapel, which was originally used for private worship by the chaplains.
Written 24 December 2020
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frequent traveler
Brussels, Belgium9 contributions
Mar 2020
I enjoyed this museum visit after the grotto visit. Well displayed and information available. Current exhibition was of local artists (paintings, mosaics, carvings etc). Enjoyed.
Written 9 March 2020
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David D
1,204 contributions
Nov 2019
An interesting museum containing a grotto dedicated to St Paul, some WWII shelters, some catacombs from the Christian era, including some agape tables, where people would sit and have meals with the dead. Upstairs is a museum containing artworks and items pertaining to Alof de Wignacourt, a Hospitaller Grand Master who had distinguished himself during the Great Siege. It is well worth the small entrance fee.
Written 19 November 2019
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