Free entry to the National Museum of Natural History on 10th June

Heritage Malta will be opening the National Museum of Natural History free of charge on Sunday 10th June.

The National Museum of Natural History is situated in Mdina in an eighteenth century palace, built by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena. In fact this building is still known as Vilhena Palace. In the early 20th century the palace was converted into a hospital until it was closed down in 1956. Following extensive restoration, the National Museum of Natural History was inaugurated in June 1973.

The main responsibility of the museum is the acquisition, collection, conservation and study of natural history specimens, especially those originating from the Maltese Islands. The current display areas in the museum cover various topics such as Maltese geology and palaeontology (fossils), small island habitats, marina fauna, insects, shells and birds, and other topics like human evolution.

The National Museum of Natural History will open between 9.00am and 5.00pm, last admission at 4.30pm.

Guided tours will be available at 10.00hrs, 13.00hrs and 15.00hrs.

 

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