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Domus Romana

Museum Esplanade, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 05, Malta
+356 2145 4125
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Only 6euros to get in to read some info boards and see some statues tiled mosaic floors and then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fochabers, United Kingdom
Only Roman site on Malta

Visited here during a month long trip to Italy and Malta. The Italian portion of the trip focused... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The mosaic pavements in the Domvs Romana at Rabat rank among the finest and oldest mosaic compositions from the western Mediterranean, alongside those of Pompeii and Sicily. They were discovered in 1881 just outside Mdina in the remains of a rich and sumptuously decorated town house of the Roman period. This museum was one of the very first to be opened to the public in Malta.The small museum of the Domvs Romana is built around the remains of a rich, aristocratic roman town house (domvs) which was accidentally discovered in 1881. Although very little remains from the house itself, the intricate mosaics which survived for centuries, as well as the artefacts found within the remains, are testimony of the original richness and story of this fantastic abode.The current Museum building does not only preserve some of the most precious Roman remains but also provides a glimpse into the lives of a Roman domestic household, from the actual division of roles in a Roman family, to fashion, education, entertainment, food and drink.
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Museum Esplanade, Rabat, Island of Malta RBT 05, Malta
+356 2145 4125
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 6euros to get in to read some info boards and see some statues tiled mosaic floors and then out to see the villa ruins. As you can see from the title this was not really my cup of tea.

Thank wahaejock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during a month long trip to Italy and Malta. The Italian portion of the trip focused on Roman sites so we couldn't be here and miss this. It is a very small site that serves both as a museum to itself and as...More

Thank SteveDan45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought our ticket here and found we could visit 3 separate sites - Really interesting house with loads of history and very well explained by the signage - not too far to walk but there is a site to see outside - well presented

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

What a truly fascinating Museum having been to Mdina all morning, then lunch we had some spare time before heading back to our hotel in Sliema. The quality of the objects is amazing that displays the excavated Roman artefacts and it allows to you get...More

Thank Cricketman_10
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Informative , reasonable price , small museum . You can buy tickets for another 2 historical sites or individual tickets

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Forgive the dreadful pun in the title but this place is right up my street. I really enjoyed my time exploring this site. It is true that it is not large but it is very interesting and historically significant. I love the classical Imperial Roman...More

Thank PatMurff
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Not much to see, besides the massive slabs of stone and columns and the ruins outside. Again, it's a great place for history hunters.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went in with the heritage Malta pass and quite like the mosaics but just wished the site was restored and let the public in instead of viewing it from outside. For my opinion, unless you want to see the mosaics, just look at the...More

Thank GreenKiwi0714
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Good way of ticking the box next to 'roman' when in Malta. Assuming you have seen Roman remains before, this will be exactly what you expect. Nice mosaic. 30 minutes worth.

Thank Hebrona
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The preserved mosaics are fantastic and there is plenty of information about the site and Roman town houses in general, a great museum.

Thank Benjamin M
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