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Wignacourt Museum

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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...more
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited St Paul`s Catacombs a day or so before Wignacourt. They are sensational, but I was a little put off by the heaving crowds, who all seemed to find the need to talk atthe top of their voices. I decided to return to Rabat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Stuart h h
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We came here to visit the St.Pauls catacombs and grotto. It was east to get around and well laid out considering we had access to the catacombs and grotto. The rest of the museum was good but not so interesting to my sons so we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

The Wignacourt Museum complex includes St. Paul’s Grotto, catacombs, (not St. Paul’s Catacombs), WWII shelters and the museum. St. Paul’s Grotto This is where St. Paul is believed to have stayed for three months, when he was shipwrecked in Malta on his way to Rome...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KTGP
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a really beautiful museum to visit with amazing are and ancient artifacts. I didn’t realise how long I had been them just going from room to room . Definitely worth a visit and I recommend this place

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnthonyJ122
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Reccomend a visit, interesting content and linkage to location of course. When in town for the Grotto, drop by.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Turtle5954
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting place full of different artefacts, well worth the €5 entrance to get into the WWII shelters and catacombs as well. The only thing I didn’t do which in hindsight I would recommend is get the audio guide as there’s not too much information...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Enjoyable couple of hours seeing the catacombs, grotto, WW2 shelters and museum. Discounted price for chldren over 12, so our family of 4, was just €17, our kids are 16 and 13. If you like your religious art and artifacts the museum is a must,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

A big thanks to Michelle and her team for the really interesting tour! Very recommended - great museum with a lot of different things to see. This was my second visit to the musuem in the past 3 months and I have really enjoyed myself...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AndrewV1628
Reviewed 29 April 2018

the museum is the most interesting tourist attraction of Il-Rabat. The building is a beatiful example of Baroque architecture. The name of the object comes from the surname, Grand Master of the Maltese Order. Alof de Wignacourt, who ruled over the Maltese Islands

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Stuart h h | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Saint Paul's catacombs is much bigger and more famous. However I found it very busy. The Catacombs in Wigancourt, were just as interesting and there was almost no-one there, which made it very atmospheric. Also the... More
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Response from AnthonyJ122 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember seeing a lift but it’s worth a phone call