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Address: Beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: (356) 21 450267
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We went in May and the dungeons were almost empty so we weren't rushed and were able to spend as long as we liked to view the exhibits and read the accompanying notices. Basically... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Only €10 for a family entrance pass. Didn't take that long to go around.... It didn't make a huge impression... Nothing like the London dungeons (or similar) but was cheap.... It was ok.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went in May and the dungeons were almost empty so we weren't rushed and were able to spend as long as we liked to view the exhibits and read the accompanying notices. Basically you are taken through rooms with models of people undergoing various forms of torture, a great place for schoolboys to visit. There are steps leading down... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Had some time to spare after going round Mdina so visited the dungeons. Only cost a few euros and well worth it! The displays were gory and they had a soundtrack of people screaming in the background which made it all the more exciting. Each display was accompanied by a detailed noticeboard giving the history of the islands and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It was a bit grim and factual, but we both enjoyed it. Some of the noise creeper me out. €5 a person you can't grumble with that!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Sometimes in Europe you can get overloaded with churches, museums and art. The Mdina dungeons were something a bit different. They seem to be set in a real dungeon - or at least cellars and were well laid out and informative. I wouldn't recommend taking young children in here, some of the scenes are a bit gruesome and quite realistic.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

At 5 euros each to get in, this place was well worth the money. It was a bit awkward to find but it's definitely worth the effort. The dungeons are situated just inside the gates of Mdina, on the right hand side, then down a few steps. Lots of stories of blood and gore to go with the various exhibits.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The Mdina Dungeons, my prime source of fear and nightmares during my childhood are a must see. A word of caution, if your kids or relatives are easily impressed, keep them at bay. These dungeons reflect the fear induced by the severe inquisition which ruled the Maltese Isles in the Medieval period. Several torture scenes can be witnessed, even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very enjoyable, lots of history and gruesome stories. Good fun and slightly scary! Definitely worth a visit

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This kept our 8 and 10 year old kids very entertained - they were (rather disturbingly) delighted by the gory exhibits and descriptions of torture devices. A very worthwhile place to visit if travelling to Mdina with children, though probably unsuitable for very small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Be ready for some gruesome stories. In the end, the interesting history makes it worth it. If you are a fan of horror, this is for you.

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