We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wignacourt Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (123)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“religious art”(6 reviews)
“wwii shelters”(13 reviews)
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Triq Il-Kulleg, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2749 4905
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Rabat
from US$ 68.07
More Info
from US$ 57.69
More Info
from US$ 80.76
More Info
from US$ 62.30
More Info
Reviews (191)
Filter reviews
124 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews st paul's grotto religious art wwii shelters air raid eclectic collection from room to room st paul s worth a visit world war cup of tea steeped in history maltese islands audio guide across the road interesting visit interesting place paintings
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 124 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting visit whilst heading for Mdina City Gate and alleyways. Amazing WWII air raid shelters created by the Maltese by hand to avoid the daily/ nightly bombings they were subjected to during the last World War.. Catacombs (tombs from the 2nd and 3rd Century AD)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

The Tunnels were mostly dug out by hand by the Maltese as protection from the bombs during the second world war.There are a phenomenal amount,showing what was required as protection. The Maltese are clearly very proud of their Saint, shown by all the work depicting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chris c
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
Thank Cuddlermum
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
Thank Francesca2267
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
Thank Melina R
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
Thank anezreltub
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 147 nearby hotels
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
620 reviews
.61 km away
Corinthia Palace Hotel & Spa
1,807 reviews
4.76 km away
Topaz Hotel
2,016 reviews
7.31 km away
Bella Vista Hotel
2,041 reviews
7.35 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,293 nearby restaurants
Il-Baxa Cafe Bar
319 reviews
.09 km away
Roman's Den Restaurant
348 reviews
.16 km away
Grotto Tavern
343 reviews
.04 km away
210 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 910 nearby attractions
Casa Bernard
166 reviews
.05 km away
St. Agatha's Crypt, Catacombs & Museum
367 reviews
.23 km away
St Paul's Catacombs
1,248 reviews
.12 km away
Mdina Main Gate - Baroque gateway
432 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
pierre c
18 September 2018|
Response from AnthonyJ122 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot remember seeing a lift but it’s worth a phone call