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Half-day seminar ‘Archaeological fragments and other sources of information’

Heritage Malta is organising a ‘Fragments’ half-day seminar on Saturday 12th May, focusing on ‘Archaeological fragments and other sources of information’.   The list of topics discussed includes prehistory, Classical and post-Medieval archaeology, fragments in museums and the uses of museum collections, the landscape, archives and the use of statistics. This half day seminar will […]

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Extended hours and price reduced for National Museum of Natural History and Domvs Romana during Medieval Mdina

To celebrate Medieval Mdina, between 5th and 6th May, Heritage Malta will extend the opening hours of the National Museum of Natural History and the Domvs Romana at a heavily reduced combined ticket of €2. The Domvs Romana, situated just outside the walls of the city of Mdina, does not only preserve some of the […]

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The Malta International Fireworks Festival from Fort St Angelo

Heritage Malta will open Fort St Angelo for fireworks enthusiasts to view the 17th edition of the Malta International Fireworks Festival from the fort’s bastions.  The Grand Finale of the Malta International Fireworks Festival will be held on Monday 30th April, eve of a public holiday, in the Grand Harbour. Fort St Angelo’s bastions will […]

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Retrieval and conservation of the Polish Naval ORP ‘Kujawaik’ bell

The bell of the Polish Naval destroyer ORP Kujawaik has been recovered from its wreck located in Maltese territorial waters to be conserved by Heritage Malta and displayed for the appreciation of the general public. ORP Kujawaik was a British Type II Hunt-class destroyer, launched on 30 October 1940 and named HMS Oakley, and subsequently […]

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The title of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture celebrated in Florence, Italy through the exhibition Valletta Capitale d’Europa

Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici and Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Protection and Valletta 2018 Deo Debattista have visited the exhibition Valletta Capitale d’Europa, in Palazzo Vecchio’s Sala dei Gigli in Florence. This exhibition, celebrating Valletta’s 2018 European Capital of Culture title in Italy, is showcasing Malta maps from the national cartographic […]

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A specialised exhibition showcasing Valletta maps from the national collection in Florence

‘Valletta Capitale d’Europa’ is the title of a specialised exhibition showcasing Malta maps from the MUŻA cartographic collection including two of the Camocio Siege Maps that have just made it to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. The focused selection of maps on display present the story of Valletta, from the Great Siege of […]

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REDUCED PRICE at the Malta Maritime Museum this weekend

Between Saturday and Monday the Malta Maritime Museum will open for a reduced price of €2 and visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Scale Model Exhibition at the museum. The Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta’s maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context. It also illustrates the global nature of seafaring and its […]

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Indigenous trees planted at St Paul’s Catacombs

Heritage Malta teamed up with Grow 10 Trees Project and planted a number of indigenous trees at St Paul’s Catacombs complex in Rabat. These trees were donated by members of the Grow 10 Trees Project and were planted at this important archaeological site as part of Heritage Malta’s commitments towards the environment. The trees: 2 […]

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The Schranz Family of Artists – A Journey of Rediscovery

The Schranz Family of Artists – A Journey of Rediscovery is a much awaited exhibition marking the bicentenary of the Schranz artists’ family’s arrival in Malta in 1818. This exhibition was inaugurated on Friday evening by Her Excellency Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, at Fort St Elmo which will host the […]

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Memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre lost on HMS Southwold presented to Malta Maritime Museum

A brass memorial plaque dedicated to John Noel Poingdestre and four other crew members who died on HMS Southwold on 24 March 1942, was presented to the Malta Maritime Museum in Birgu, by Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres. Mr Nigel Poingdestre-Eyres, John’s cousin, presented the plaque to Heritage Malta’s Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Gambin and to the Senior […]

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