The Mdina Dungeons Museum - Malta
Situated by Mdina's main entrance, this is pretty gory stuff but in truth an essential part of the historic fabric of the medieval city.
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This is not one for the faint hearted. The Mdina Dungeons Museum is a vivid and harrowing account of medieval events in Malta. These very underground passageways, chambers and cells were home to some of the darkest and most torturous measures taken in a bygone era.
The Mdina Dungeons Museum is housed underneath the noble Magisterial Vilhena Palace, the first building on your right as soon as you enter from Mdina's main gate. The incidents described in vivid detail with life-size figures are sometimes beyond belief. Shock and incredulity will be your overriding feelings.
The episodes described at the Mdina Dungeons Museum range from different periods in Malta's chequered history... Romans, Byzantine, Arabs, Knights and even French. These are times when crucifixion, beheading, public executions, torture, crime, revolts, conspiracies, imprisonment, punishments and inquisitions were all commonplace under heavy handed rulers.
The Mdina Dungeons Museum provides a truly memorable and dramatic experience for the bold and brave on often forgotten aspects of the dark past of Malta's history.
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Open daily from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Entering at these times is guaranteed... as for exiting... well...