Wignacourt Museum

Malta

Housed in a former religious seminary built by the Knights of Malta, the Wignacourt Museum is located in the quiet town of Rabat. Connected to St Paul’s Grotto, where the Saint is said to have founded Malta’s first Christian community, it is a showcase of artifacts pertaining to the Island’s Christian history.

Dating back to 1749, the building is a paragon of baroque splendor. In its first floor gallery, one can find paintings by renowned local and foreign artists as well as a fascinating array of other artistic and ecclesiastical artifacts.

Descend into its under levels and you’ll find a massive World War ll air raid shelter intersecting 2000-year-old catacombs, as well as a labyrinth of hypogea. Here one can venture down to the famous grotto through an underground passage, and see where St Paul sought refuge after being shipwrecked on the island in 64 AD.

A magnificent fusion of art, history, and subterranean adventure, the fascinating Wignacourt Museum is well worth checking out!

OPENING HOURS
Monday:1000-1600
Tuesday:1000-1600
Wednesday:1000-1600
Thursday:1000-1600
Friday:1000-1600
Saturday:-
Sunday:-

Wignacourt Museum

Housed in a former religious seminary built by the Knights of Malta, the Wignacourt Museum is located in the quiet town of Rabat. Connected to St Paul’s Grotto, where the Saint is said to have founded Malta’s first Christian community, it is a showcase of artifacts pertaining to the Island’s Christian history.Read More

Dating back to 1749, the building is a paragon of baroque splendor. In its first floor gallery, one can find paintings by renowned local and foreign artists as well as a fascinating array of other artistic and ecclesiastical artifacts.

Descend into its under levels and you’ll find a massive World War ll air raid shelter intersecting 2000-year-old catacombs, as well as a labyrinth of hypogea. Here one can venture down to the famous grotto through an underground passage, and see where St Paul sought refuge after being shipwrecked on the island in 64 AD.

A magnificent fusion of art, history, and subterranean adventure, the fascinating Wignacourt Museum is well worth checking out!

OPENING HOURS
Monday:1000-1600
Tuesday:1000-1600
Wednesday:1000-1600
Thursday:1000-1600
Friday:1000-1600
Saturday:-
Sunday:-
PRICING
€5.00 – Adult
€3.50 – Senior 61+
€3.50 – Students 12+
€2.50 -Children 7-11
Free – Children 6 and under

AMENITIES

Quality Assured

Bar

WiFi



Contact

email
info@wignacourtmuseum.com
address
Parish Sqr, College Str. Rabat RBT 1400, Malta
phone
+356 2749 4905