Exhibitions and Events

Exploring animals’ connection with music

On Friday 22nd February, the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina is inviting the general public to explore the shared musical heritage of humans and animals. This is the second session of a series of informal public meetings presenting various themes related to the natural environment. The event will include an original documentary (in […]

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Mortem – A Roman’s Last Journey

The ‘body’ of a deceased Roman aristocrat has been put on display for public viewing in a prominent part of the Domus Romana in Rabat, Malta. The funeral will take place next Sunday, 17th February, leaving the Domus towards St Paul’s Catacombs, where he will be laid to rest. Heritage Malta is inviting the general public […]

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A timeless embrace

Although we may believe that our ancient human ancestors were very different from us, their fundamental physiological and psychological needs would have been quite similar. This is gracefully expressed in the prehistoric miniature figure of ‘The embracing couple’ which is being exhibited at the National Museum of Archaeology on the occasion of St Valentine’s Day. […]

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In the mythical steps of St Paul

On Sunday, 10th February, a public holiday which commemorates the shipwreck of St Paul on our Islands, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to visit the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi in Burmarrad at a reduced admission fee. According to a traditional Pauline cult, it was here that the Apostle St Paul was greeted […]

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The Maltese Natural Environment – Does it have a future?

On Friday 18th January, the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina will be launching a series of informal public meetings presenting various themes related to Malta’s natural environment. These meetings will be focusing on the biological diversity of the Maltese Islands and on the conservation issues which are constantly affecting our archipelago. Over the […]

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Open Day at the National Museum of Archaeology

On Sunday 23rd December, the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta, will be open on free admission. The museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5,200 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (discovered in Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum), the ‘Venus of Malta’ (from […]

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Watch a 5,600-year-old stone calendar announcing the arrival of winter

Knowing the time of the year was vital for the Temple Period inhabitants of the island in order to conduct specific agricultural and animal husbandry activities. This might have been the reason why they decided to mark the changing seasons in the Mnajdra South Temple by means of a solar calendar, which incorporates the entrance […]

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Discover Antarctica’s unique wild side

Antarctica is Earth’s coldest and driest continent, and has the highest average elevation. It is also the southernmost continent. As visits are restricted, expensive and difficult, Antarctica is the only continent to be largely untouched by humans; the population consisting of a few thousand scientists. Unlike the Arctic in the north, there is dry land below […]

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Heritage Trail – Żurrieq walk

— EVENT CANCELLED —  Żurrieq was inhabited since the Bronze Age by a relatively large population. Today, this village offers a number of interesting sites which date to different periods. On Saturday, 15th December, Heritage Malta is inviting the general public to a guided walk around Żurrieq to discover some of these intriguing locations. This […]

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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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