Monthly Archive
for: ‘June, 2012’

Free Entrance to St Paul’s Catacombs, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra on the 29th of June

Three Heritage Malta sites will be open for free to the general public on Friday 29th June, a public holiday. The sites included in this open day are Hagar Qim Park (Hagar Qim, Mnajdra and Visitors Centre) in Qrendi and St Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat. Hagar Qim Park will be open from 09.00hrs till 19.00hrs […]

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Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples Open Day

This year Heritage Malta is inviting you to travel back in time to 3600BC… On the 29th June, curators, lecturers, and other professionals, are joining forces at Hagar Qim and Mnajdra to bring to you hands-on interactive displays and activities addressing some basic questions about the temple-builders? What did they eat? What did they wear? […]

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Victor Pasmore’s family donates two paintings to the National Collection

Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta has just received in donation two large paintings by the renowned British international artist Victor Pasmore (1908-1998), who lived in Malta from the mid 1960s until his death. The paintings were officially presented to Heritage Malta on Tuesday 19 June at a special event hosted at […]

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Experience the Summer Solstice at Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples

To mark summer solstice, Heritage Malta will once again be organizing guided tours of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st of June. Apart from visiting a World Heritage Site during summer solstice, those present will also have the opportunity to visit Hagar Qim Park’s Visitor Centre. Summer solstice occurs once […]

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Early 19th century souvenir illustrations of the Ggantija Temples

Din l-Art Helwa Public Lecture Venue: 133, Melita Street, Valletta Date: Thursday 14th June 2012 Time: 18.00hrs Synopsis The lecture will focus on an exclusive collection of drawings of the Ggantija Temples in the National Collection dating back to the early 19th century. These drawings, together with other illustrations including watercolours, engravings and lithographs, are […]

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A World War II Siren at the National War Museum

Among the items which were saved by Heritage Malta from the previous Malta Shipyards were three World War II sirens. These sirens were used to signal shifts and breaks in the Cospicua and Marsa yards until the closure of said shipyards. One of these sirens has been restored by Heritage Malta and installed within the […]

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The Annual Friends of the Maritime Museum Seminar

Once again the Friends of the Malta Maritime Museum will be organising their annual seminar at the Malta Maritime Museum on Sunday 10th June. Entrance to the seminar is free and open to the general public. This year the theme will be Historic Boats and Ships at Malta. Three guest speakers will be at hand […]

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Fort St. Angelo Open Day

Heritage Malta is organising an open day?of Fort St Angelo on Sunday 17th June. This will effectively be the public?s last chance to visit the Fort before major restoration works commence as part of the ?13.4 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project ? The Fort St Angelo Heritage Experience. This project shall involve the […]

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Open Day 7th June – free entrance to four HM museums

Heritage Malta is once again opening four of its museums for free during the Sette Giugno Public Holiday. The general public is invited to visit the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina, the Malta Maritime Museum and the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. During this open […]

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