Wignacourt Museum
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
About
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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raynerjosephine
London, UK99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I adored it alot. First of all the grotto and catacombs underneath are large and you can take your time walking around them as they have a lot of history and their use changed throughout time.

The art collections they hold here are amazing too and I recommend going.

One thing with Malta is it tends to be better Museum hunting when the heat drops a little as if I was to do it in the heat it would have been difficult!
Written November 12, 2022
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Simon B
Rugby, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This felt like a very high class local history museum, with an eclectic mix of exhibits. However, all enjoyable and the variety keeps it interesting. St Paul’s grotto is a particular highlight (the museum seems to be the only way to access the grotto). Not too busy.
Written August 5, 2023
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Travelkid65pdx
62 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
This was a huge disappointment. Not for the paintings etc. The temperature outside was 93o. I think inside it was much hotter. There is no AC and infrequent fans in the hallways. The air was so stifling, I literally could not breathe. I would love to visit again in cooler weather when it is more comfortable to enjoy the works.
Written July 3, 2022
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Paul H
London, UK1,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Was a little disappointed given the price. Though you get to see the nice church as well as the museum. Lots of gold and metal artefacts in there. Some catholic clothes worn by bishops etc.
Written April 18, 2022
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Francesca2267
Manchester, UK44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The ticket to the museum also gives you access to St Paul’s grotto and the catacombs. My partner and I had an interesting visit to all 3. A few issues should be shared, firstly we had an audio tour which was helpful but each entry was extremely long which makes it hard to focus. The museum was extremely hot and everyone was standing next to the fans. Lastly the museum worker was extremely overzealous and started shooing people out at 4.25 despot the museum not closing till 5. So don’t go there hoping it will be open till the time it advertises!
Written August 24, 2018
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Michel N
Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France426 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
This big and elegant building build in 1610 by the "Grand Maître Wignacourt" has recently been refurbished and is located outside the old Roman City and you can also visit the wonderful St-Paul's Grotto, built under the church where the Pope Jean-Paul II came in 1990. This particular place has a very special atmosphere and you can admire interesting paintings and sculptures.
At the same place, you can also circulate in the St-Paul's Catacombs, dated from the 2nd to the 5th century, underground cemetery, dug in the rock.
Written February 3, 2015
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Menq
Newport, UK9,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Wigancourt Museum is a very well organised museum located in the center of Rabat. This is a bonus while you're visiting the WWII catacombs and the St. Paul's Grotto, being included in a combo ticket. There are a lot of religious artifacts and paintings that are worth to see.
Written January 11, 2015
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GemsNI
Armagh, UK640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
Stopped into this museum while visiting Mdina. Entrance is cheap and you get to go down to where st Paul stayed, visited by Popes and where the tunnels made by locals for protection during bombing. Museum has some excellent exhibits, well worth visiting.
Written January 26, 2018
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Jimurr
Gosport, UK159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
On it's own this museum of art is only a 3 star, but it is 5 star when combined with the Catacombs (eerie and where more than 1000 people were buried), St Paul's church, St Paul's Grotto (where St Paul apparently stayed for 3 months) and ww2 shelters which all come combined on a joint 5 Euro PP ticket.
Written October 14, 2016
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Patian2014
Barton-upon-Humber, UK259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
We got off the bus at Rabat and began walking to the town centre away from Mdina.
Our first stop was a very small almost abandoned church in which an enterprising ex town council employee had organised an exhibition of Christmas Crips made mainly by school children. Entrance was free but he explained everything and a lot about Rabat itself so we Then gladly gave him a nice donation for which he was grateful. We then spent a long time in:-
Wignacourt Collegiate Museum with a hand held commentary about all the paintings etc. Only recently reopened after a thorough refurbishment. It forms part of the Pauline complex just outside the old Roman City, linked to St. Paul's Grotto it being the cradle of Christianity in Malta and the place where St. Paul the Apostle in A.D. 60 is believed to have founded the first Christian Community on the island. Still with our trusty guide we explored the labyrinth of Punic, Roman and Christian Hypogea (I had to look up what this meant!) and a vast complex of World War II shelters.
All for the tiny sum of E5 or for us seniors E3.50. I would go back again for the sheer experience of getting lost in the Catacombs!
Written January 2, 2015
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