Exhibitions and Events

Lecture: A Closer Look at Malta’s Megalithic Architecture

On Friday 7th December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to attend to a lecture by Mr Mario Vassallo about his observations on the architectural proportions of the Megalithic Temples. Mr Vassallo conducted a thorough study of the proportions of the Neolithic structures on the Maltese islands, particularly those of the doorways, but also […]

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Open Day at Kordin III Temples

Many are aware of and probably have visited the megalithic Tarxien Temples and Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum. Yet possibly, fewer visitors have been to the Kordin III Temples which are located close by. Open only by appointment, Kordin III Temples are the sole survivors of three temple complexes that were constructed on Corradino Heights. On Saturday, […]

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MUŻA to open its doors to the public on 15th December

On Saturday 10 November, Heritage Malta officially inaugurated Malta’s very own national-community art museum MUŻA; a €10 million investment, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. MUŻA is also the flagship project for Valletta’s 2018 European Capital of Culture title which shall carry forward the legacy of this unique occasion. The chosen name MUŻA is […]

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Oranges in 17th and 18th Century Malta

The Maltese blood orange has earned a reputation of excellence at a time when the fruit was considered as a luxury in Europe, and its trade in the Mediterranean was rather restricted. Celebrated for its eating quality and fragrance, the sense of anticipation for the Maltese orange among the royal courts and the aristocracy of […]

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Exorcising lemures and searching for paranormal activity at St Paul’s Catacombs

During the Roman period, an exorcism rite was used to get rid of lemures from people’s houses. These lemures or malignant dead were believed to be restless spirits who were not provided with a proper burial or funeral rites, and so they sought revenge on the living. On Saturday, 17th November, Heritage Malta is inviting the […]

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Sibt ma’ Temi for World Children’s Day

Who knows which narratives would Sir Themistocles “Temi” Zammit discuss if one had the opportunity to meet him? Exceptionally successful in several fields, he was mainly a medical doctor, however he was also a professor of chemistry, an archaeologist, a historian, a researcher and a writer. On Saturday, 17th November, Heritage Malta is making this […]

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EkoDalam – Exploring Maltese environment

Besides its palaeontological and archaeological importance, the prehistoric site of Għar Dalam in Birżebbuġa is also a Natura 2000 protected area. This Sunday 11th November, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit this site and participate in the activities which will focus on various aspects of the Maltese environment. The full day event will […]

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Conservation Labs open day – the importance of restoration and conservation explored

Heritage Malta is opening the doors of its Conservation Laboratories in Bighi, Kalkara, to the general public this Sunday. The open day will provide a perfect outing with a difference where families can spend quality time together gaining understanding about the importance of restoration and conservation of archaeological artefacts and old national inventories. Visitors on […]

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Shedding light on Medieval Malta

For several years, the medieval past of the Maltese Islands has suffered from a lacuna of information. This was primarily due to the scanty historical documentation available about that era. Archaeological investigations which cover this period are now filling in the gaps, thereby contributing to further knowledge. The new exhibition by Heritage Malta Core and […]

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Experience an unusual night on All Souls’ Day

Are you brave enough to sleep in a 17th century prison cell at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, right on All Souls’ Day? Heritage Malta is providing you with this opportunity next Friday, 2 November, during a rememberance event of popular traditions related to death, souls and life after death. If you are less adventurous, […]

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