Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. Created by the Cultural Heritage Act which was enacted in 2002, the national agency replaced the former Museums Department. Originally Heritage Malta was entrusted with the management of museums, sites and their collections but in 2005, the agency was also charged with the take over of the former Malta Centre for Restoration to become the national agency responsible for conservation.

Heritage Malta seeks to provide its various audiences with an enhanced experience during visits to the various sites and museums managed by the national agency. Cultural heritage can act as a catalyst for Malta?s tourism potential and consequently contribute significantly to the economy.

The agency has a specific educational section with special educational programmes targeting children of different age groups as part of organised school visits. These educational programmes are based on the educational curriculum and address specific areas of study in an edutainment way.

Heritage Malta is also committed to bring culture closer to the people through facilitating interpretation and accessibility both physical and intellectual. Whether through temporary exhibitions, public lectures, heritage trails or other specialised events, the agency ensures that it lives up to the motto of ensuring a future to our past.

Museums and Sites run by Heritage Malta and open to the public:

MaltaNational Museum of Archaeology – Valletta

National Museum of Fine Arts?- Valletta

The Palace Armoury – Valletta

The Palace State Rooms – Valletta

National War Museum – Valletta

Inquisitor?s Palace?- Vittoriosa

Malta Maritime Museum?- Vittoriosa

National Museum of Natural History?- Mdina

Domus Romana – Rabat

St Paul?s Catacombs?- Rabat

Ta? Hagrat Temples?- Mgarr

Skorba Temples – Mgarr

Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum?- B?Bugia

Tarxien Temples?- Tarxien

Hagar Qim Park?- Qrendi?????????

GozoGgantija Temples – Xaghra

Ta? Kola Windmill – Xaghra

Natural Science Museum – The Citadel

Old Prison?- The Citadel

Archaeology Museum?-?The Citadel

Folklore Museum -?The Citadel



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