Like many other cultural spaces, the Mdina Cathedral and Cathedral Museum closed their doors for the public due to the circumstances brought about by the pandemic. We are happy to announce that the Cathedral and Museum will be reopening its doors to the public as from the 18th of July, 2020. We invite the public to visit our museum and discover the rich history imbued within these walls. The museum has invested in the appropriate measures to make the visitor’s visit as safe and as low risk as possible, following guidelines issued by the health department and other international museum authorities.
In the past year the museum has undergone multiple refurbishments to most of its halls, making the space more accessible and inviting to the public. Although the name ‘Cathedral Museum’ implies that one is to expect ecclesiastical artefacts and artworks, our museum is an eclectic one. Boasting some of the earliest surviving paintings in Malta, dating back to the 15th century to multiple caravaggeschi works and melitensia paintings transporting the viewer to 18th century Malta, the museum is a must visit site when in Mdina. Our flagship collection is one which catches many by surprise, as it is a rare and vast collection of the pivotal Northern Renaissance artists, Albrecht Dürer.
In the next few days after opening we will be working hand in hand with the local community to put up an exhibition generated through our “Home Bound” Community Exhibition project. An online outreach project developed during the pandemic to encourage people to engage with local history and culture, reflect on a better future and express themselves creatively during a time when many of us found ourselves isolated. We are still accepting new applicants through Facebook or via our website.
On the day of the Museum’s reopening we will also be offering specialised tours targeted towards families with children, offering a free adult ticket per child. The museum is also equipped to receive families having members with autism, offering noise canceling headphones, museum layout plan and guide which is available on our website or issued by our front desk upon arrival and a ‘Safe Room’ equipped to help people when experiencing a meltdown.