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Mdina Dungeons

Beneath the Magisterial Vilhena Palace, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
(356) 21 450267
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Targu Jiu, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was a very successful experience as the horizon waiting was quite different. We visited such museums in London and I thought were more interesting than here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A journey through a gruesome period in Malta's history. Very interesting and well documented. Would visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you've been to the London Dungeons or any of the famous ones, this will disappoint you. It's small and doesn't take long to see but I can't complain too much as it didn't cost much to get in.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was Midina’s answer to the Chambers of horrors. It’s just inside the city entrance, so easy to find and it gets you out of the mid day sun. Great value I felt and lots to see, a well made attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

On our way out of Mdina we decided to check this place out, it was quite interesting and very affordable. The reason I've labelled it as 'not so cheerful' is that some of the wax figures were quite gory and I wouldn't recommend taking young children there. Overall it was a good experience.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Okay, not the most lifelike or realistic tableaux but still very interesting to tour through the torture methods on the Island and especially the Inquisition

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Been to the London Dungeon? This is pretty most the same thing, just that it pictures more of the leaders, than creepy private persons. The waxdolls are not amazing, but they tell a story that is important to know if you want the whole Malta history. Importante knowledge, but be prepeared to read a lot while in the museum.

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Although the dungeons depict gory and quite gruesome scenes of torture from the past, it is well worth taking the time to visit this attraction. It wasn't expensive like many other attractions, and an interesting way to see punishments from the various eras. May not suit families with young children! Otherwise, it got my vote!

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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Worth seeing. Wax models look very realistic, even naturalistic. Faces are made in intention to reveal emotions. You walk there see models expressing punishments of different eras and you see evidence that whole human history is a history of violence. After few minutes a pressure in head started, it seems that the bad energy is all around and invades you.... More

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London
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I think some of the reviews may have oversold this attraction but for 4 euros you can't complain too much. I wanted to give it 3.5 stars but there wasn't an option to do so! Interesting history of Malta and why some of the people ended up being tortured - the exhibits are all models, I wouldn't say it was... More

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