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“A lot more to see that you might think”
Review of Wignacourt Museum

Wignacourt Museum
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US$58.84*
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Malta Sightseeing Tour: Mdina, Mosta Dome and Ta Qali Crafts Village
Ranked #6 of 29 things to do in Rabat
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Initially you might think - more catacombs. But as you head down you can access a portion of the adjacent church. World war two air raid shelter tunnels, an awful lot of catacombs, then head up to the first floor - paintings, religious artifacts and all manner of things. Back down to ground level, walk up the wide corridor- more artifacts and rooms of 'old' things. Head outside, and there is an Austin Big 6 car - it just goes on and on !

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

A visit worth going to and great value for the money. You can view the WWII Shelters, We went on the feast of St Joseph and had a great time. St Paul's a Grotto was lovely, the catacombs were great and the museum was very interesting.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

That was the greeting when we visited the Domus Romana - you went to the wrong Catacombs! For a modest entry fee, you go into St Paul's Grotto, allegedly the cave prison where St Paul was held, although he clearly got around the whole Island. The grotto is a cave church, and you then climb more steps to emerge in one half of the church of St Paul itself. The catacombs are above the World War II shelters, and both are really interesting. You're allowed to wander and linger (or rush - there are bones down there) as you wish. You don't quite need to leave a trail of crumbs to find your way out. The WWII shelters alone tell you of the heroic stance of the civilian population for which they won the George Cross. The Museum is largely focussed on religious art and artifacts. We really enjoyed the Museum as well as the subterranean visits, and found it had absorbed a good three hours, including a visit to a delightful and seltered courtyard cafe.

1  Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

St Pauls Catacombs were great. You also get to go into the Wignacourt museum and the ww11 shelters and St Pauls church all for the price of £5 Euros . Museum was nt for me. Maybe for others with an interest in History.

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We visited the museum following a visit to the Catacombs of St.Paul's and the WWII Shelters. Must admit that the museum was just an extra on the ticket and we did not know what to expect.

We were both pleasantly surprised, by the amount of paintings and how well organised the exhibition was. If you're into religious paintings then this is the place and there's a great room with Mattia Preti artwork which is truly amazing.

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