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Plan Your Visit – Mdina Cathedral Museum Archives

Plan Your Visit

Planning a visit to the Mdina Cathedral Museum? There are many options on how to come pay us a visit. You can easily reach Mdina by bus, taxi, bike,  hop on hop off service, and sightseeing tours.

Public Transport – Bus

Mdina Bus

Bus Numbers
50, 51, 52, 53, 36, 109, 181, 182, 186, 201, 202.

For trips starting from Valletta you can catch a bus from the  bus terminal in Valletta . Buses N° 51​​52 and 53 run leave Valletta every 10 minutes and take you to Mdina in about half an hour. The price of the  ticket is 2.60 per person and is valid all day. Tickets may be purchased  on the bus or at one of the ticket machines at the bus terminal.

TIP: No buses enter Mdina itself but you can get off at Rabat, just outside the Mdina Gate and its just 500 metres on foot to the Mdina historic centre.

Visitors  can  access the website of the Malta Public Transport and find all the information related to reaching Mdina by public bus transport. Free copies of the Malta Public Transport Route Map can be found at  the Tourist office in Mdina or from the Malta Tourist Office in Valletta.

Parking
If you plan on getting to the Museum by car, Parking is available outside Mdina Gate next to the playground, at the Mdina ditch or in the carpark in front of Domus Romana

Opening days and times

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am16:45pm (Last Entrance at 16:15)
Sunday: closed

The Museum will also be open on secular Public Holidays, including:
Freedom Day (31st March)
Workers’ Day (1st May)
Sette Giugno (7th June)
Victory Day (8th September)
Independence Day (21st September)
Republic Day (13th December)

The Museum will be closed on Religious Public Holidays, including:

St. Paul’s Shipwreck (10th February)
St. Joseph (19th March)
Good Friday
Imnarja (29th June)
Santa Marija (15th August)
Immaculate Conception (8th December).

The Museum also remains closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

These are usually advertised before.

Museum Gallery Regulations

• No food and drink.
• No selfie sticks, tripods or umbrellas.
• No bulky bags or luggage.
• No flash photography.
• Children under 12 years of age should always be supervised and are not allowed inside
the Museum without a parent or guardian.
• Tickets may only be redeemed once at the Museum and Cathedral.
• Do not touch any artefacts or display cases.
• Respect other visitors and staff.
• We do not tolerate shouting, running and verbal abuse towards other visitors and
members of staff.
• Only paying visitors are allowed to used the museum restrooms.

Accessibility

The Cathedral Museum is equipped with a lift and ramps therefore all halls at the museum are accessible by wheelchairs, pushchairs and mobility scooters.

Top 10 Must-See

• The 18th century Silver Apostolato
• The Annunciation chapel and its Trompe d’Oeil Dome
• Virgin and Infant St John adoring the Child Jesus – Circle of Fra Filippo Lippi.
• Giovanni Salvo d’Antonio’s Christ and the Apostles
• The Pala d’Altare di San Paolo

• Battistello’s Allegorio dell’Amore e della Morte
• St. Jerome in his Study – Albrecht Dürer
• Mattia Preti’s The Mocking of Christ
• Mattia Preti’s St Paul Preaching
• The Museum Vaults and Archaeological remains