The project originally related to the refurbishment of the Aula Capitularis and the two adjacent halls.
Subsequently it was decided to extend the available exhibition space by building over the Aula Capitularis and sacristies areas. The project was undertaken by the voluntary organisation, Għaqda Ħbieb tat-Tempju Sant’Elena.
The museum will enable visitors to have a close view of items which are currently not available fo viewing and others which can be seen at a distance during the few days of the annual religious feast of Saint Helen. Such items include silverware by the famous Cannataci brothers, brocades, altar antipendiums, sculptures, various paintings and much more.
We intend to present visitors with an experience that will enable locals to appreciate more our heritage and tourists to savour Malta’s religious cultural heritage by presenting them with a package to include the museum, the Aula Capitularis and the basilica.