The Wignacourt Museum

The Wignacourt Museum is once again open after an extensive restoration project. The complex includes St Paul’s Grotto – considered to be the cradle of Christianity in Malta. On site one can admire rooms hewn from rock which provided shelter to a number of families during the Second World War. These lead to the intricate labyrinth of catacombs which date back to Roman times.

Upstairs is the Church of St Publius and the beautiful Baroque building inaugurated by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt for the chaplains of the Knights of St John who were entrusted with looking after the Grotto. It now houses a magnificent collection of paintings, silver, vestments and other unique artefacts.

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