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New agreement signed towards a more modern working environment within Heritage Malta

Heritage Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has embarked on a project to improve the agency and its work environment by taking necessary actions towards the modernisation of the agency’s structure, systems and processes. During a visit at the Archaeology Museum, Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici reiterated […]

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Heritage Malta launches Senior Passport to further increase accessibility within the cultural sector

  Following the success of the Heritage Malta Student Passport scheme, and various feedback received from various sectors, Heritage Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has decided to launch a similar scheme aimed at Senior Citizens – the Heritage Malta Senior Passport. With this passport, an elder and two accompanying youths […]

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A special stamp by Michela for Heritage Malta’s Passport

Heritage Malta’s Passport offers free and unlimited access to all Heritage Malta’s museums and sites (except the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum) for a student and two accompanying adults. However, from time to time, this Passport is introducing further fantastic surprises. In fact, in the coming days, Heritage Malta is providing all the Maltese and Gozitan students […]

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1940 Fordson7v Fire Tender to be restored

Heritage Malta and the Civil Protection Department (CPD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the two institutions’ respective specializations, among other, the restoration of a Fordson7v Fire Tender and of the old air traffic control tower at Ħal Far. The vehicle, which was used during war-time in Malta, forms part of the national collection […]

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Renowned prohibited historical book donated to Heritage Malta

A rare historical volume dating to 1728 has been donated to Heritage Malta by Patrick and Anne Hegarty. The book is an English translation of the first volume of the series ‘Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers Saint-Jean de Jérusalem’ which was originally published by the Abbé René Aubert de Vertot in 1726. Only a few copies […]

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First Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit for the management and protection of underwater cultural assets launched

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici announced the launch of the first Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit within Heritage Malta which will see to the managing and protection of underwater cultural assets. “Thanks to this initiative, we will see to the setting up of underwater archaeological parks which will bring a number of […]

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Some of Heritage Malta’s sites affected by severe weather conditions

Due to yesterday’s severe weather conditions, the Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park in Qrendi, Fort St Elmo in Valletta, and Fort St Angelo in Birgu were not open to the general public, mainly for health and safety reasons. The Malta Maritime Museum was temporarily closed in the afternoon owing to electricity outage. Although the […]

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Heritage Malta registers as objector to proposed development in Giardino Zamittello

Heritage Malta, as the national agency of the Government of Malta for cultural heritage, and as the official holder of the title of the property of Villa Frere, has formally requested to be registered as objector to the development application PA/00698/19 since this proposal would ultimately mean the destruction of the magnificent and important historic […]

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Heritage Malta to host exhibits from the Captain Jacques Cousteau Collection

A loan agreement between the Cousteau Foundation and Heritage Malta will be offering the general public a unique opportunity to view a selection of objects that were used by the legendary Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. It is planned that the exhibition will be available to the public in 2021, when major structural works at the Malta […]

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HMS Penelope (97) coming home on 75th anniversary of its sinking

The donation of a ship model of HMS Penelope (97) by Brian Franklin and Peter Lever to Heritage Malta has reminisced the narrative of this brave yet unfortunate vessel which led a short but eventful life during the Second World War. During this presentation, a moment of silence was observed in respect of all the […]

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