Exhibitions and Events

The winning photos of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition on display at the National Museum of Natural History

The winning photographs of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition organised by Heritage Malta’s National Museum of Natural History were announced prior to the inauguration of the exhibition featuring the winning and the runners-up photographs. Photographs were submitted for three categories, Flora, Fauna and Marine. Apart a winning photograph for each category, an overall […]

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Appreciating Għar Dalam and its environs

During the past months Heritage Malta embarked on a plan to increase the public awareness and appreciation of Għar Dalam and its environs. This after the cave has been declared as a NATURA 2000 site. One of the first initiatives to be taken is a community outreach project in collaboration with the Birżebbuġa Local Council. […]

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L-Għid tal-Erwieħ – a thematic supper for All Souls’ Day at the Inquisitor’s Palace

Did you know that in November souls spread out their napkins? Or that specific meals, some including a pig that had been left wandering about the village streets, were cooked in remembrance of all souls. And as if that was not enough churches used to set up a symbolic coffin on All Souls’ Day. L-Għid […]

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All Hallows’ Eve – Explore the catacombs on the eeriest night of the year

All Hallows’ Eve is another event with a difference organised by Heritage Malta. This activity will help the participants learn and explore St. Paul’s Catacombs in Rabat on the eeriest night of the year. A guide will show the participants parts of the site and experience the stories and traditions connected with this dark, underground […]

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Sails on the Horizon

Heritage Malta is organising a guided tour of Fort St Elmo during which visitors will have the opportunity to explore the fort and view the start of this year’s Middle Sea Race from the fort’s majestic bastions. The guided tour of Fort St Elmo starts at 9.00am. The fort occupies a strategic position at the […]

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Reduced combined admission fee for Heritage Malta museums during BIRGUFEST

Heritage Malta will be opening the Inquisitor’s Palace, the Malta Maritime Museum and Fort St Angelo during Birgufest. A combined admission fee of €2 will be offered during this weekend. Children under 12 years of age enter for free. The Inquisitor’s Palace and the Malta Maritime Museum will open till late on Friday and Saturday. […]

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DARK TALES of Fort St Angelo

In conjunction with Birgufest, Heritage Malta will be organising two animated tours, based on tales of mystery and the supernatural, at Fort St Angelo. Featuring amongst these stories is the legend of the Grey Lady, who is said to haunt the fort till the present day, as well as the story of Fra Giovanni Francesco di San Clement, the […]

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Half-day SEMINAR – ‘Fragments and their Contexts’

‘Fragments and their Contexts’ is a half day seminar being organised by Heritage Malta on Saturday 14 October at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta. This seminar will focus on a very particular facet of cultural heritage which is less obvious and even less visible than others, but which is inherent to any endaevour […]

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‘The Science Time Machine’, at the National Museum of Archaeology during Science in the City

During Science in the City, Heritage Malta’s Diagnostic Science Laboratories (DSL) will offer to the general public the opportunity to learn more about how scientists explore and investigate cultural heritage objects using various systems at their disposal. Apart from other diagnostic systems, DSL utilises the Micro X-Ray Flourescence (µ-XRF) system to analyse non-invasively. In addition […]

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Autumn Equinox at Mnajdra Temples

Heritage Malta is once again organising a guided tour of the Mnajdra Temples early in the morning on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September to mark the autumn 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 […]

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