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Wignacourt Museum

Triq Il-Kulleg, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2749 4905
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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Triq Il-Kulleg, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2749 4905
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"st paul's grotto"
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"air raid"
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"wwii shelters"
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"courtyard cafe"
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"wide range"
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"eclectic collection"
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"first floor"
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"world war ii"
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"combo ticket"
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"mattia preti"
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"worth a visit"
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"entry ticket"
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"cup of tea"
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"great value for money"
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"steeped in history"
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"maltese islands"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyable couple of hours seeing the catacombs, grotto, WW2 shelters and museum. Discounted price for chldren over 12, so our family of 4, was just €17, our kids are 16 and 13. If you like your religious art and artifacts the museum is a must,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A big thanks to Michelle and her team for the really interesting tour! Very recommended - great museum with a lot of different things to see. This was my second visit to the musuem in the past 3 months and I have really enjoyed myself...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

the museum is the most interesting tourist attraction of Il-Rabat. The building is a beatiful example of Baroque architecture. The name of the object comes from the surname, Grand Master of the Maltese Order. Alof de Wignacourt, who ruled over the Maltese Islands

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This is literally just across the road from the main square so it gets quite a lot of visitors. Entry includes access to the museum ,gallery, catacombs and the war shelters . So good value. Plenty to see and on a hot day a great...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Religious grotto, WW11 air raid shelter, and art museum. Excellent value. Look for the car. Austin Six.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

For a very modest fee you can see an impressive array of artefacts and paintings. In addition you can visit the catacombs and St Paul’s Grotto. These places are steeped in history, you feel as if you could place your ears to the walls and...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It is a great museum, you can get a view of the church, some art, church treasuries, the world war 2 shelters and the holy places where the pope has been!

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Stopped into this museum while visiting Mdina. Entrance is cheap and you get to go down to where st Paul stayed, visited by Popes and where the tunnels made by locals for protection during bombing. Museum has some excellent exhibits, well worth visiting.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to drive to Rabat. Upon arriving we were directed by a little old lady to go to Wignacourt/St Paul's Grotto. This is worth a visit. Cost €5 euros to see the museam/St Paul's Grotto/WW2 shelter and the catacombs and you...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The museum has some fine artifacts, paintings and religious articles - all well displayed and well lit.There are some catacombs and some caves that were used as air raid shelters to see. Some information panels would be useful in this section. Also there is a...More

1  Thank Linda S
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