Monthly Archive
for: ‘March, 2019’

Join the Curator’s tour of the exhibition dedicated to Medieval Malta

Tomorrow, 30th March, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to a curator’s tour of the exhibition ‘Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries’ at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. This exhibition is the first of a series which will be dedicated to Medieval Malta. In collaboration with the […]

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Reduced admission to view Regatta from Fort St Angelo

Next Sunday, 31st March, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to a day of activities at Fort St Angelo in Birgu. Visitors may enjoy a reduced admission to visit the fort and the new exhibition ‘Behind Closed Doors’, while gaining the opportunity to view the traditional Regatta from the most strategic platform in the Grand […]

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Storytelling workshop for children

On Saturday, 30th March, Heritage Malta is hosting the children’s workshop ‘Planting Story Seeds’ at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina. This workshop is a unique opportunity to meet the storytellers, hear the stories and pick up some storytelling techniques. The workshop is part of a long-term collaboration between five European countries for […]

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What happened behind the closed doors of Fort St Angelo?

Forty years ago, on 31st March 1979, Fort St Angelo in Birgu was the last military site which saw the departure of the British military forces from the Maltese Islands. For many centuries, this fort had always been administered by foreign authorities and therefore, there was little access to it for the Maltese people. Heritage […]

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1940 Fordson7v Fire Tender to be restored

Heritage Malta and the Civil Protection Department (CPD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the two institutions’ respective specializations, among other, the restoration of a Fordson7v Fire Tender and of the old air traffic control tower at Ħal Far. The vehicle, which was used during war-time in Malta, forms part of the national collection […]

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‘Strangers in the Garden’ at the National Museum of Natural History

The monthly meetings at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina offer you the opportunity to end the week in style. Welcomed with a glass of wine and some nibbles, in one of the rooms of the 18th century palace, you will join a group of nature enthusiasts to watch a BBC documentary, and […]

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Renowned prohibited historical book donated to Heritage Malta

A rare historical volume dating to 1728 has been donated to Heritage Malta by Patrick and Anne Hegarty. The book is an English translation of the first volume of the series ‘Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers Saint-Jean de Jérusalem’ which was originally published by the Abbé René Aubert de Vertot in 1726. Only a few copies […]

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First Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit for the management and protection of underwater cultural assets launched

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici announced the launch of the first Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit within Heritage Malta which will see to the managing and protection of underwater cultural assets. “Thanks to this initiative, we will see to the setting up of underwater archaeological parks which will bring a number of […]

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Life in the Castrum Maris

Fort St Angelo as we know it today is much different from how it looked in medieval times when it was known as the Castrum Maris (Castle by the Sea). Historical documents shed light about some aspects of this period, including details of weapons and supplies that were used in the castle. Next Sunday, 10th […]

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Open Day at Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples – Sunday 10th March

Gone are the days when people from the Neolithic were simply considered as being set in their ‘primitive’ ways. Indeed, several discoveries have shown that millenia ago, the inhabitants of these islands were innovative thinkers that time and time again found new and better ways of doing things. The monumental megalithic temples of the Maltese […]

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