Next Sunday, 26th May, Heritage Malta is inviting the public to join a curator’s tour of Fort St Angelo and to a visit of the current exhibition ‘Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo & the Royal Navy 1906 – 1979’. On this day, the exhibition catalogue will be offered at the discounted price of €10.
The tour will focus on different areas of Fort St Angelo, including its upper part which today is managed by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Interestingly, during its occupation by the Royal Navy between 1906 and 1979, this military site was strictly prohibited to civilians (except for the 7th and 8th September). Even the Maltese and British servicemen who worked there had clearly defined spaces where they were allowed to enter according to their work and rank. In fact, at the time, only a few individuals had ever visited all the areas of the fort.
The discussion about the current exhibition which was set up to mark the 40th anniversary since the departure of foreign military forces from Malta on 31st March 1979, will reveal such interesting information and anecdotes.
Tickets are limited to 50 people on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites and online.
Price: €12 (adults), €7 (students and seniors), €5 (children). Heritage Malta members enter for free, though a ticket is still required.
Time: 10:00am. Meeting point at Fort St Angelo’s reception area.