Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral Museum

Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral Museum

Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArchitectural BuildingsArt MuseumsHistory MuseumsChurches & Cathedrals
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
The Mdina Cathedral Museum is situated opposite the Mdina Cathedral (St Paul's Cathedral) in Archbishop's square. Amongst the collections found in the museum one can find a silver collection, prints by Albrecht Dürer, as well as a painting gallery.
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  • Kimiaonholiday
    London, United Kingdom91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth visiting.
    Nice museum.and lovely cathedral. All staff friendly and helpful. The museum has some lovely pieces. The cathedral has very beautiful stained glass windows. The main altar paintings depict Paul's conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Kevin S
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom6,890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Some wonderful items
    The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum with the ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The museum is of the older standard format of treasures and significant artifacts in glass cabinets with short descriptions of each. Some wonderful items of furniture, extensive collections of silver items especially the 15 silver statues and a large number of religious paintings gathered over the centuries from houses and churches around Malta.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Serena C
    Cheshire, United Kingdom880 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    You need time to view this museum and the cathedral - so give yourself plenty! Originally a seminary, it was turned into a museum in the 1960's. There are engravings by Albrecht Duerer, a large selection of paintings from all over the world, decorative arts, furniture, silver and more.....
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 7, 2023
  • angeleyes27
    Brigantine, New Jersey5,290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool museum with collection of Italian Baroque music
    Built as a Jesuit seminary, this museum is across from the St Paul Cathedral. It has a number of treasures including the oldest bell in Malta from 1370. There were underground vaults which were free, but there wasn't much in them. There are some nice paintings here as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
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Richard R
Poole, UK59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
As you buy a joint ticket with the cathedral over the road you feel obliged to go. The first major exhibit makes the decision a good one - the apostles figures for the altar in silver. The rest is more mixed- lots of church China and silver and more modern stuff upstairs. Well worth an extra 30 min add on to main museum. Staff also lovely
Written March 12, 2020
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richard
Leominster, UK1,353 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
On the tourist route of things to do in Mdina. Only option was to purchase a joint ticket for the museum & cathedral, as far as I could tell. The museum was packed full of religious memorableia, but not particularly well or interestingly displayed or presented - quite old fashioned actually. The cathedral was impressive, stunning, gob-smackingly ornate but not really my thing! There is a lot of competition in the 'opulent church' tourist market but this one sadly does not stand out or differentiate itself. I understand however that many may appreciate this cathedral for the truly religious significance it represents.
Written April 15, 2022
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The ticket €10 covers the cathedral and Museum with the ticket purchased at the Mdina Cathedral Museum opposite the cathedral side door. The museum is of the older standard format of treasures and significant artifacts in glass cabinets with short descriptions of each. Some wonderful items of furniture, extensive collections of silver items especially the 15 silver statues and a large number of religious paintings gathered over the centuries from houses and churches around Malta.
Written September 24, 2023
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Eggolini
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
I have to say the museum was more impressive than the Cathedral itself, especially if you’ve already seen St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. If you’re short on time and can’t see both the cathedral and the museum, go for the museum and take your time there. Some awfully gorgeous paintings which I honestly didn’t expect to find, and special religious memorabilia. Worth a visit!
Written May 25, 2022
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Ann C
Nashville, TN3,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral Museum was impressive, it is lovely baroque building located right next door to the cathedral.

The silver statues that you pass when you enter are remarkable, the oldest bell of Malta is in this museum, numerous religious painting as well as a collection of Maltese coins and so much more.

I recommend reading about the collection before you go in.
Written November 14, 2022
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Julia L
Columbia, MO119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The museum has the medieval altarpiece from the cathedral before it was destroyed in earthquake is here, showing life of Saint Paul. Extraordinary work, in beautiful condition. Wonderful Maltese furniture. Great silver statues that were rescued from Napoleon when he wanted to melt them down. Many good paintings. Good decorative arts, too.
Written February 15, 2023
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK880 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
You need time to view this museum and the cathedral - so give yourself plenty! Originally a seminary, it was turned into a museum in the 1960's. There are engravings by Albrecht Duerer, a large selection of paintings from all over the world, decorative arts, furniture, silver and more.....
Written November 7, 2023
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Kimiaonholiday
London, UK91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Nice museum.and lovely cathedral. All staff friendly and helpful. The museum has some lovely pieces. The cathedral has very beautiful stained glass windows. The main altar paintings depict Paul's conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus.
Written September 6, 2023
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ5,290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Built as a Jesuit seminary, this museum is across from the St Paul Cathedral. It has a number of treasures including the oldest bell in Malta from 1370. There were underground vaults which were free, but there wasn't much in them. There are some nice paintings here as well.
Written February 21, 2024
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A. N.
Vilvoorde, Belgium56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I purchased tickets from I See Malta and attempted to visit the cathedral in Medina. However, the hostess refused entry, claiming it wasn't included in the pass, despite the website stating otherwise. It feels like a rip-off.
Written May 11, 2024
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Iseemalta sells various packages. Mdina Cathedral and Mdina Cathedral Museum only feature on the Premium package. The visitor presented a different ticket pertaining to a different package and thus, he was not eligible to enter the Museum with the ticket bought. Therefore, this complaint is completely unfounded and should be retrieved immediately. Thank you. The Management.
Written May 16, 2024
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