Last opportunity to visit the Fine Arts Museum at the Admiralty House during NOTTE BIANCA

Heritage Malta museums in Valletta and Vittoriosa will open for free

Heritage Malta will once again be playing a leading role during Notte Bianca. For this occasion, Heritage Malta museums in Valletta and in Vittoriosa will open for free and the public will have the last opportunity to visit the National Museum of Fine Arts at the Admiralty House.

dsc_4632The National Museum of Fine Arts at South Street will be closing its doors for the last time on Sunday 2nd October 2016 after 42 years. The building’s name origined during the British colonial period as this building was used as the official residence of the British Admiral of the Mediterranean fleet. The collection shall be transferred to the new museum at the new venue, MUZA, the new national community art museum, at the Auberge d’Italie, in 2018 when Valletta will be declared European Capital of Culture.

Other Heritage Malta museums in Valletta will also open for free during Notte Bianca. These are the National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace Armoury and the State Rooms and Fort St. Elmo which houses the National War Museum.

For the first time, Notte Bianca will include Cottonera. On this occasion the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Malta Maritime Museum will open for free to the general public.

Apart from normal opening hours Heritage Malta museums will open from 19.30hrs till midnight (00.00hrs), last admission at 23.30hrs.

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Fort St Angelo will open for free on Sunday 2nd October

As part of this event Heritage Malta will be opening the newly restored Fort St Angelo on Sunday 2nd October from 10.00hrs till 14.00hrs, last admission at 13.30hrs. Visitors can appreciate the recently inaugurated major restoration works and enjoy the splendid views.

More information about Heritage Malta and events organized by the national agency can be obtained from the website, www.heritagemalta.org, or from the the facebook official page.

 

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