A Night of Terror in Mdina Dungeons

A Night of Terror in Mdina Dungeons

Take a guided tour around these 18th Century dungeons at night and see their chilling waxworks of pain and torture

Horrible Histories Brought to Life

Take an exclusive guided tour around Mdina Dungeons AT NIGHT and hear tales of terror and trauma from Malta’s dark history.

This tour begins after dark, on the dimly lit streets of Mdina. Our small group will then enter the dungeons for a private viewing of the gruesome exhibits.

Together we will examine the life-like displays which include torturers and their butchered victims, witches, plague victims and more, while hearing blood-curdling stories of these brutal, true-life moments from the past. 

You’ll see examples of the orgy of violence that followed the failed Conspiracy of the Slaves, hear stories of the plagues that have ravaged the Maltese islands, and see how Masks of Shame were used to subjugate and humiliate women throughout the medieval period.  

This 90-minute tour will entertain, educate and CHILL as we hear stories of crime, murder, poisons, plague and torture in the dark and shadowy rooms of this atmospheric dungeon. 

Tour numbers are strictly limited to ensure an intimate experience.

**PLEASE NOTE – payment is required in advance to secure your booking**

Held in collaboration with Mdina Dungeons, this event is part of the Behind Closed Doors series from Dark Malta Tours.

These special events take you off the streets and into fascinating places to experience their dark histories.

Don’t miss your chance to see what goes on Behind Closed Doors in Mdina…

What to Expect

Horrible Histories

Dark Malta Tours tell true stories of murder, crime, witchcraft, tragedy and naughty behaviour from across Malta's history.

Historic Setting

This tour will begin in the historic streets of Mdina, before entering the shadows found in the ancient rooms of Mdina Dungeons.

Professional Guide

The tour will be conducted by Mario, a licensed tourist guide who has spent years studying the darker side of Malta's history.

Flexible Access

The tour is suitable for people of average fitness and ability. Please get in touch if you have mobility requirements.

Payments

Payment must be made by credit card or Revolut in advance to secure your booking as places on this popular tour are limited.

Contact

Ask for more information or make a booking on +356 99892628 or click the icon above to send an email.

Tour Meeting Point

Mdina Cathedral at night
The tour begins outside Mdina Cathedral

€20 per ticket

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Take an exclusive guided tour around Mdina Dungeons at night and hear tales of terror and trauma from Malta’s dark past. Examine lifelike displays showing torturers and their butchered victims, witches, plague victims and more, while hearing blood-curdling stories of these brutal, true-life moments from history.

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Book a Private Tour

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