Reaching the Mdina Museum | 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.

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 Friday: 9:3017:00 (Last Entrance at 16:15)
Saturday: 9:30am – 14:15 (Last Entrance at 15:00)
Sunday: Closed
The Museum is closed on Public Holidays, including:
St. Paul’s Shipwreck (10th February)
St. Joseph (19th March)
Freedom Day (31st March)
Good Friday
Workers’ Day (1st May)
Sette Giugno (7th June)
Imnarja (29th June)
Santa Marija (15th August)
Victory Day (8th September)
Independence Day (21st September)
Immaculate Conception (8th December)
Republic Day (13th December)
The Museum also remains closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
These are usually advertised before.

Museum Gallery Regulations

• Food and drink are not permitted.
• Selfie sticks, tripods and umbrellas are not permitted in the Cathedral and galleries.
• Bulky bags or luggage are not permitted in the galleries.
• Flash photography is strictly prohibited.
• Children under 12 years of age should always be supervised by a parent or guardian.
• Tickets may only be redeemed at the Mdina Cathedral Museum and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
• The touching of artifacts and display cases are not permitted.
• We kindly ask you to respect other visitors and staff.
• Shouting, running and verbal abuse towards other visitors and members of staff are not tolerated.
• Only paying visitors are allowed to make use of the Mdina Cathedral Museum restrooms.


The Mdina Cathedral Museum and St. Paul’s Cathedral are wheelchair accessible. The Mdina Cathedral Museum and St. Paul’s Cathedral are equipped with ramps. A lift can be found in the Mdina Cathedral Museum.

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