Around 10,000 apply for Heritage Malta’s Senior Passport

Heritage Malta’s Student Passport boosted with a Summer Programme

Following the great response received from students regarding the Heritage Malta Student Passport, Heritage Malta and the Local Councils’ Association are pleased to note that the demand for the Heritage Malta Senior Passport is even more outstanding.

In fact, in less than two months from the launching of the Senior Passport, 9,687 applications were received. The three Local Councils in Malta who received most applications were Mosta, Birkirkara and Attard, whereas those in Gozo were Xagħra, Victoria and Għasri.

Till now, around 1,000 seniors have already accessed Heritage Malta’s attractions free of charge and there were 500 youths who were accompanying them. The three most visited Heritage Malta attractions by seniors were MUŻA – the national community-art museum, the National Museum of Archaeology and the Palace State Rooms. All three are located in Valletta.

Those senior citizens who would like to receive a Heritage Malta Senior Passport are invited to call in person with their identity card at their Local Councils.  The Local Council staff will enroll them in the Senior Passport system, and the passport together with an information leaflet will be received by post from Heritage Malta.

With this passport, each senior citizen will have free and unlimited access to all Heritage Malta’s attractions (with the exception of the Closed Sites and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum). Moreover, each senior citizen may also choose to be accompanied by one or two youths during these visits who will also be entitled to free access. 

On each visit to any of Heritage Malta’s attractions, the Senior Passport holder has to ensure that the passport is stamped. With every 8 stamps collected, a reward will be given to the holder by Heritage Malta, to a total of 3 rewards.

In August, following 100 days from the launching of the Senior Passport, Heritage Malta and the Local Councils’ Association will be announcing the three villages or cities from Malta and Gozo that received the highest amount of applications.

In the meantime, Heritage Malta is boosting the Student Passport with further opportunities during the summer holidays. From July to September, students aged from 5 to 15, can choose to attend several exciting activities that include comic art creations, drawing sessions, English creative writing and story telling.

Activities are against a €5 donation, however students who have collected all the stamps of Heritage Malta’s attractions can attend for free. Tickets can be bought from all Heritage Malta’s sites and museums upon presentation of the Student Passport. The first activities will commence on Saturday, 13th July.

For more details: http://heritagemalta.org/passport/events/

 

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