Wignacourt Museum

Wignacourt Museum, Rabat: Hours, Address, Wignacourt Museum Reviews: 4/5

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
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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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Julian Cassar
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A must see
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
Well displayed art and artefacts
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
468 contributions
An interesting museum with many different features
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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Epifanio D
Island of Malta, Malta18 contributions
Best place and pizza in Malta
Oct 2019 • Solo
Place fantastic,good service, fantastic courtyard fill with trees. Pizza is the best in Malta and best music.
Written 31 October 2019
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William Maxwell
Edinburgh, UK9 contributions
Hidden gem
Oct 2019 • Couples
Fantastic little museum full of interesting artefacts. I particularly loved the map room with its fascinating Mappamundi.
Written 7 October 2019
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Jozef O
Brussels, Belgium162 contributions
A must see museum
Jul 2019
A museum that holds a lot of interesting exhibits, beautiful paintings, etc. Obviously the grotto is very interesting too.
Written 26 August 2019
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VW49
Ashburn, VA5,691 contributions
Fascinating Exhibits along with the Grotto, Catacombs and WW II Shelter
Jun 2019 • Couples
In Rabat, be sure to visit the Wignacourt Museum along with St Paul's Grotto, Sanctuary of St. Publius, the catacombs and WW II shelter, all for one admission fee (seniors discount available and extra fee for audio guide but worth it). There are so many fascinating exhibits in the museum including displays on the Order of Knights. Allow about 2 hours if you want to see everything. Afterwards we also visited St Paul's Catacombs down the street but in hindsight, that was unnecessary after seeing the catacombs here.
Written 29 July 2019
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TonyC_Austin
Austin, TX294 contributions
You get a lot for the ticket
Jun 2019 • Couples
The Wignacourt Museum ticket also includes the church, St. Paul's grotto, catacombs and WW2 shelters, making it a great value with the ability to see a variety of things. The museum itself has lots of fascinating items.
Written 1 July 2019
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vagabondafelice
Carisolo, Italy175 contributions
Museum, Grotto and more!
Jun 2019
We visited the museum as it was with the same ticket for St Paul's Grotto and catacombs / WWll air raid shelter and cost 5 euros. There is a mixture of paintings, religious artefacts and more in and under this baroque style house in Rabat. Visiting everything takes between one, one and a half hours and is well worth the visit.it was not busy when we went so the catacombs were fine, with many visitors I can imagine it gets a bit claustrophobic !
Written 9 June 2019
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Cymro
Coimbra, Portugal3,227 contributions
Interesting, Spacious Museum, Catacombs and More
May 2019 • Solo
The entrance fee, with discount for seniors and children, includes the museum, the catacombs, WW2 air raid shelters and St Paul's Grotto, To see everything at a leisurely pace takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. I started with the grotto and finished with the museum. There is no WiFi, but there is free WiFi at the opposite end of the square outside. Definitely worth a visit. There were only 3 other visitors I encountered when wandering around the catacombs, which were a bit of a maze.
Written 22 May 2019
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