Events Archive – 2017


22 April

Event  Science in the Citadel

Citadel, Gozo

Heritage Malta will be hosting a number of initiatives in its four Citadel sites, mainly talks and information stands.

Please note that, on the day, Heritage Malta’s Citadel museums will be open against regular admission fees however, free entry will be provided in the time slot of each activity.

For a list of events taking place, please visit the Science in the Citadel Facebook page


23 April

Members’ Event – Gozo Heritage Trail

Another exclusive event for our members!

A full day in Gozo … visiting several natural and archaeological sites in the company of Heritage Malta’s curators who specialize in these fields.

The tour will commence with a visit to the natural and archaeological sites found at Ramla l-Hamra in Nadur. After stopping for a coffee break, we will then make our way to the Xaghra Stone Circle and Santa Verna archaeological site.

Afterwards we will enjoy some free time in Rabat followed by a tour of the recently restored Citadel. Here, our curators will explain the importance of the area from a natural and historical perspective.

Meeting place: Ċirkewwa Ferry Terminal at 8:30am, boarding the 9.00am ferry. A Heritage Malta official will be in attendance.


Please note that tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Ticket includes transport in Gozo and a coffee break. Please note that the Gozo ferry ticket is not included.

For more information please call on 2395 4000 or 2395 4242.

Closing date for tickets is Wednesday 19th April, 2017


23 April 

Event  Tours of Skorba Temples

Zebbiegh, Mgarr

Malta’s agricultural hub, Żebbiegħ, will once again host its annual agricultural event ‘Frott il-Bidwi Mġarri’.

During this event, Heritage Malta will be opening the prehistoric site of Skorba from 09.00 till 12.00.

Tickets: 3 Euros per person

Guided tours: 9.30am (English), 10.30am (Maltese), and 11.30am (English).

To ensure visitors enjoy a personalized tour of the site a maximum of 25 persons will be accepted for each tour.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from Skorba Temples.


2 April

Event  Tours of Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples

Ta’ Ħaġrat, Mgarr

On the occasion of Festa Frawli, Heritage Malta will be opening Ta’ Ħaġrat, between 09.00hrs and 16.00hrs, at the reduced price of 3 Euro.

Guided tours: 09.30hrs (Maltese),  10.30hrs (English), 11.30hrs (Maltese), 12.30hrs (English), 13.30hrs (Maltese) and 14.30hrs (English).

To ensure visitors enjoy a personalized tour of the site a maximum of 25 persons will be accepted for each tour.

Tickets can be purchased on the day from Ta’ Ħaġrat.


2 April

Event  Tal-Mintna Catacombs


In collaboration with the Mqabba Local Council and Din l-Art Helwa, Heritage Malta will provide access to Tal-Mintna Catacombs, a site that is usually closed to the public.

The Tal-Mintna Catacombs are among the best representations of rural catacombs in Malta. They are a group of three small catacomb used around the 4th and 6th centuries AD.

Opening hours: between 09.00 and 12.00hrs.

Tours of the site will be organised throughout the morning starting at 09.00hrs.

Admission: 2 Euro per person.


6 – 10 March 2017 

Exhibition – ‘The Phoenician Shipwreck Off Gozo, Malta’

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

On the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union, hosted by MEP Miriam Dalli with the support of the Arts Council Malta. The exhibition is a collaboration between the University of Malta and Heritage Malta. Curated by Timmy Gambin, with the design and logistical implementation by Heritage Malta.
The exhibition explores the Phoenician shipwreck discovered off Gozo together with its preserved cargo made up of various objects. It was situated at a depth of 110m and datable to circa the 7th Century BC. To date it is the only well-preserved mixed Phoenician cargo to be discovered. Its age and diverse nature truly make this a unique and precious archaeological discovery. The shipwreck was studied in two dives in 2014 and 2016 and some of this cargo was recovered and will be displayed in this exhibition.
It is envisaged that the recovered artifacts from this underwater site will eventually be displayed in the Gozo Museum currently being prepared by Heritage Malta with the collaboration of the Ministry for Gozo.


26 March

Event  Natural, Historical and Archaeological Heritage Trail

Tas-Silg / Borg-n-Nadur / Ghar Dalam
Meeting in front of the Phoenicia Hotel, we will board a coach and head towards Marsaxlokk where we will visit Tas-Silg, a unique site dating back to 3000BC. Afterwards, we will make our way to Birzebbuga, home to the ‘Bronze age village’ Borg in-Nadur. A coffee break will follow. The event will end with a guided tour of Ghar Dalam, a Natura 2000 site, home to a very peculiar species which lives exclusively inside this cave and another cave close by.

TICKETS: Fully booked!

Time: 09.00 – 13.00

Meeting place: in front of the Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta

For further details please contact Mr Mario Casha on 2295 4242.


20 & 21 March

Event  Spring Equinox at Mnajdra Temples

Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Archaeological Park

Experience the Spring Equinox sunrise from Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi.

After the equinox there will be a tour of the temples, access to the Visitor Centre (including a 4D experience) and refreshments.

Tickets, available from all HM museums / sites, at €25 per person. €15 for HM members.

TICKETS also available ONLINE

Limited places available.

For further information call HM on 21424231.


5 March

Members’ Event – In Guardia Re-enactment

Fort St Elmo, Valletta

The In Guardia Parade is a re-enactment of events that regularly took place inside important military fortifications in Malta and Gozo. The re-enactment portrays the inspection of Fort St Elmo by the Grand Bailiff in charge of military affairs in order to ensure that the fort is in good condition to defend Valletta and adjacent harbours.

During the re-enactment, the soldiers and knights of the fort’s garrison – some 50 re-enactors in all – are kitted out in their finest uniforms to perform their military drill in order to demonstrate to the Grand Bailiff their state of readiness in the event of a military threat.

The show starts at 11.00 hrs and lasts 45 minutes (participants are to be seated by 10.45).

TICKETSComplimentary tickets for HM members are available from all HM museums/sites. HM members’ guests at the reduced price of 5 Euros per person (ticket must be purchased before the event).


2 December 2016 – 28 February 2017

Exhibition – Edward Lear in Gozo – 150 Years Later

Heritage Malta Gozo Area Office, Cittadella

Heritage Malta is commemorating the 150th anniversary of Edward Lear’s stay in Gozo through this small exhibition of Lear’s views of Gozo from the national collection.

During his one-week sojourn in March of 1866, British artist Edward Lear went out for daily walks around the island, capturing many of its picturesque views in his quick yet faithful sketches. His walks were also documented in writing in his diaries, providing us with fascinating detail about daily life in Gozo 150 years ago.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08.00 – 16.00, Saturday 08.00 -12.00.

Admission to view the exhibition free of charge.

Read more…


Monday 27 February 

Event  Il-Qarċilla

Fort St Angelo, Birgu

poetic farce in Maltese which up to a hundred years ago formed part of the Carnival celebrations held in Valletta and was also very popular in a number of villages.

The programme will include a short talk by Olvin Vella about the linguistic value of the ancient qrieċel, a performance, and light refreshments. This year’s Qarċilla is written by Imanuel Mifsud.

In collaboration with the University of Malta’s Department of Maltese, l-Akkademja tal-Maltiil-Kunsill tal-Ilsien Malti and the Carnival Commitee.

Tickets: Adults €15; HM members / students / senior citizens €12. Available from all museums/sites and ONLINE.

Time: 19.00hrs

The event is open to an adult audience only.


Thursday 23 February 

Event  Food, Drink & Carnival Floats

Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu

Talk by Dr Noel Buttigieg

Over the years several carnival floats adopted the subject of food and drink for satirical purposes.

A journey through time, exploring how the Maltese used Carnival floats to speak about their consumption patterns in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

Time: at 19:00 hrs

Free admission.

Read more …


Sunday 12 February

Event – MORTEM – A Roman’s Last Journey

St Paul’s Catacombs, Rabat

Heritage Malta will be organising various activities at St Paul’s Catacombs including re-enactments, lectures, treasure hunts for children, and Roman parades by the Legio X Fretensis.

One will also have the opportunity to taste food prepared according to recipes of the time.

Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.00hrs).

Admission tickets reduced to just €2 per person (includes also admission to St Augustine’s Catacombs).

Read more…


20 January

Lecture – The Conservation and Restoration of a 15th Century Panel Painting

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Reborn – A Renaissance Painting in Focus’, Heritage Malta will give you the opportunity to learn about the techniques used to restore this particular panel painting.

Lecture will commence at 18.30hrs.

Free admission.



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