Monday to Friday
09.30hrs to 16.45hrs (last admission at 16.00hrs)
09.30hrs to 12.45hrs (last admission at 12.00hrs)
Sunday and Public Holidays
Children Free under 12 years of age
(when accompanied by an adult)
Monday to Friday
8:30 / 17:45
Sunday and Feast Days
7:45 / 9:15 / 11:00 / 12:00 (except July, August, September) / 17:45
We have lowered ticket capacity to enable social distancing. Not more than one hundred (100) visitors will be allowed at any one time and groups shall be of no more than six (6) persons. Visitors will need to wear a mask/visor before entering the Co-Cathedral, and temperature will be taken at the entrance. Public toilets will be kept closed.
Access is provided to St John’s for wheelchair users and visitors with mobility issues, although access to some areas is restricted. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
Free Audio Guides
The entrance fee includes the provision of handheld audio guides with 17 stops which are available to visitors in these languages (Maltese, English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Russian). All visitors can make use of the free guides.
Click on the image to enlarge the floor plan.
Protecting the Co-Cathedral
Congestion or overcrowding can cause a great deal of harm to the building and its priceless artefacts. This is due to fast-rising temperatures and relative humidity levels brought about by aspiration and the body heat of large gatherings. Also, large crowds entering the Co-Cathedral at the same time can cause abrasions to the tombstones and the delicate wall carvings.
The narrow passageways between chapels were designed for single persons passing through and tourists often come in large groups, accelerating congestion in the church which was not designed to accommodate such large numbers of roaming visitors.
For these reasons, the Foundation either staggers or limits the number of visitors within the Co-Cathedral at any one time. In the main nave, this is determined by the size of groups, in combination with the amount of individual or independent visitors, rather than a set number.
No more than 30 persons are allowed in the Oratory at a time. Such measures are mostly called upon in the busiest months of the year. The Foundation trusts that you appreciate the reasons for such a policy and thanks you in advance for your understanding.
Closures / Restoration
The Museum is currently closed for its extension and refurbishment. The Oratory is undergoing restoration including the soffit, and the areas surrounding the Caravaggio paintings.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.