Exhibition - Michael’s Tower: post-renovation
This tower dates to the late 13th century, its fourth level was added in 1531, and then the 5th to 7th floors constructed in the 16th century to define a distinctive octagonal shape.
Its present appearance dates to the mid-18th century, when it was rebuilt with an onion dome – where an Archangel Michael was fitted in 1758, and a clock - visible across the city - a year earlier. The temporary exhibition tracks the tower’s history from breaking ground to the present day as you ascend the structure from lowest to highest. The exhibition also includes an overview of developments, the Archangel Michael statue with a time box, bells, tower clocks and onion dome.
The recent renovation revealed 16th-century medieval layers and original tower parts. Visitors will enjoy the interactive guide and informative overviews. A medieval barbican and townhouses lead from the tower, including the former Red Crab Pharmacy where exhibition tickets can be purchased.