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Hal Saflieni Hypogeum – TICKETS now available!

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum will re-open to the general public on Monday 15th May, 2017. Tickets for the regular tour are now available ONLINE!   The structure of the hourly tours will remain the same with tours commencing on the hour starting at 09.00am. For those who do not manage to book a ticket for the regular […]

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de Valette’s dagger explored in Heritage Malta’s exhibition

de Valette’s dagger is in Malta for the first time since 1798. Heritage Malta is organising the exhibition ‘de Valette’s Dagger’ at the National Museum of Archaeology as part of the events marking Malta’s 2017 EU Presidency. This prestigious artefact is on loan from the Louvre Museum, Paris. The exhibition was inaugurated by Prime Minister […]

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Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples

Heritage Malta will be once again organising a guided tour of the Mnajdra Temples early in the morning on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March to mark the spring equinox. Sunrise on the first day of each season underlines the relationship between the temples and the celestial bodies. Although it is not known for certain whether these […]

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Special treat for women from Heritage Malta on International Women’s Day

Women will receive a special treat from Heritage Malta on International Women’s Day. Every woman who will visit any museum or site managed by Heritage Malta this Wednesday, 8 of March, will receive a free ticket for Ta’ Bistra Catacombs. This ticket will be valid till 30 March 2017. Ta’ Bistra Catacombs are so far […]

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Malta Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2017

Heritage Malta, through the National Museum of Natural History, is launching a wildlife photography competition with the aim of promoting the islands’ biodiversity. This initiative is being organised in response to an ever-increasing number of wildlife photography enthusiasts. The competition is open to all Maltese and non-Maltese individuals and is subdivided into different categories. Participants […]

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de Valette’s Dagger in Malta for the first time since 1798

As part of the events marking Malta’s 2017 EU Presidency, Heritage Malta will organise a much anticipated exhibition on Grand Master Jean de Valette’s dagger gifted to him by King Philip II of Spain in recognition of the Grand Master’s victory of the Great Siege. The poniard will be on loan from the Louvre Museum, […]

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A masterpiece in Heritage Malta collection on display at the Louvre

The painting ‘Judith and Holofernes’ which forms part of the national collection will be featuring prominently at the Louvre Museum in Paris in a major retrospective exhibition entitled, Valentin de Buologne: Beyond Caravaggio. This masterpiece was depicted by the French seventeenth artist, Valentin de Buologne (1591-1632). The greatest French follower of Caravaggio was one of […]

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A lecture on Food, Drink and Carnival Floats

Heritage Malta is organising a lecture to explore the messages associated with a number of food-related carnival floats whose form and shape have been crystallised in a handful of images. Cultural historians often argue that carnival festivals are rich of symbolic imagery. The revelling and its associated mockery of ‘normality’ can be an important source […]

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Il-Qarċilla – poetic farce with satirical innuendos and humour at Fort St. Angelo

Heritage Malta will once again be treating its patrons to an original and unique Carnival event, Il-Qarċilla, at Fort St Angelo. This event is being organized in collaboration with the Department of Maltese within the University of Malta, the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Carnival Committee. Il-Qarċilla is a poetic farce in Maltese […]

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Events Archive – 2017

_________________________________________________________________________________________ 20 January Lecture – The Conservation and Restoration of a 15th Century Panel Painting National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Reborn – A Renaissance Painting in Focus’, Heritage Malta will give you the opportunity to learn about the techniques used to restore this particular panel painting. Lecture will commence at 18.30hrs. Free admission. _________________________________________________________________________________________  

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