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6 June – 31 August 

Exhibition Culhat al Belt: Sette Giugno 1919-2019

Parliament Building, Valletta 

On 7 June 1919 all Maltese joined forces and stood up for their social and political rights. Mass protests were held in Valletta while Maltese leaders in a National Assembly were discussing a new constitution for Malta. The angry crowds attacked the British flag and destroyed a number of properties. Four Maltese were killed by British soldiers.

An exhibition by Heritage Malta in collaboration with the National Archives will investigate the circumstances which led to the Maltese uprising against the British colonial government, and its consequences.
 
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday between 09.00 & 18.30hrs, Sunday between 09.00 & 13.00hrs.

Admission is free of charge

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Until the 8th of September 2019

Exhibition Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo & the Royal Navy 1906 – 1979

Fort St Angelo, Birgu

 

A curated exhibition, marking the fortieth anniversary since the departure of foreign military forces from Malta on 31st March 1979.

This exhibition portrays life in Fort St Angelo during its occupation by the Admiralty and sheds light on the different roles of the Fort and the services it offered to the Royal Navy and its staff.  Discover the numerous architectural modifications and why the fort was referred to as HMS Egmont and eventually HMS St Angelo. All of this is seen through the eyes of former service personnel who worked in this site.
 
Admission to this exhibition is included in the museum’s regular ticket price.

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21 June

Event – Behind Closed Doors: Memory Box

Fort St Angelo, Birgu  

In connection with the ongoing temporary exhibition ‘Behind Closed Doors: Fort St Angelo & the Royal Navy 1906-1979’, Heritage Malta will be organising an event entitled ‘Memory Box’ at The Egmont Hall, Fort St Angelo. During this event, visitors can join a discussion with several ex-service personnel moderated by the site curator. This discussion will reveal interesting information about the life and roles within HMS St Angelo.

During this event, ex-service personnel attending this event who wish to share their experiences at HMS St Angelo can also do so on the day by sitting for a short recorded interview in our Memory box set up. This event is also ideal for anyone who has objects, memorabilia and photos related to HMS St Angelo and wishes to share them, or even donate them to the national collection.

The exhibition catalogue will be on sale at a reduced price during the event. Light nibbles and refreshments will be available.

FREE admission.

Time: 18.45hrs. The Fort will close at 22.00hrs

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21 and 22 June 

Event – Summer Solstice

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi

To mark the summer solstice, Heritage Malta will once again be organising guided tours of Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples. At sunrise on the first day of summer, the sun can be seen rising in particular alignment with these sites. On the first day of each season the sun rises in a particular alignment with these prehistoric buildings and although it is not known for certain whether these orientations were intentional, they are so systematic that this is very probable. In prehistoric agricultural societies, observation of the motion of the stars, the moon and sun could have been related to the changing seasons and times of planting and harvesting crops.

Experience the Summer Solstice from either Mnajdra or Ħaġar Qim Temples. After the Solstice there will be a tour of the Visitor Centre, including the 4D show, and refreshments.

Tickets: €25 each per person (€15 Heritage Malta members). Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museum and sites, & ONLINE.

Time: 05.15hrs near Ħaġar Qim visitor centre.

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22 June  — FULLY BOOKED —

Public Tour – San Pawl Milqi & St Paul’s Islands

Burmarrad

Together with Senior Curator David Cardona, we will visit the archaeological site of San Pawl Milqi, a site renowned for the most extensive archaeological remains of a Roman villa discovered so far on the Maltese islands. Ancient stone equipment found in the villa indicates that this building was used for the production of olive oil. This particular villa is traditionally connected with the house of Publius, and thus the place where St Paul was welcomed by the First Citizen. The Chapel of San Pawl Milqi is nowadays located on site. Heritage Malta dedicates part of this site to beekeeping to produce local honey and other byproducts.

Following this visit, participants will then visit St. Paul’s Islands. After a tour of the islands, accompanied by a guide, there will be enough time left to wonder around and enjoy these unique islands. 

Transport will be provided between San Pawl Milqi and the ferry jetty and back to San Pawl Milqi.

Attendees should wear comfortable shoes and bring food and drink to be consumed during the tour.

Disclaimer: San Pawl Milqi is a bee keeping site. Participants should refrain from wearing perfume, scented oils, shower products and excessive sunblock. Attendees are also requested to keep away from the bee keeping area and not to swat the bees.

For more details please call on 23954310 or 23954324

Tickets: €30 adults / €25 concessions / €20 HM members & children available from all Heritage Malta museums & sites, and ONLINE. — EVENT FULLY BOOKED —

Time: 09.00hrs, meeting point at San Pawl Milqi, Burmarrad. The group will return to San Pawl Milqi at approximately 15.00hrs.

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28 June

Event – Public Tour & Sleep Over

Għar Dalam & Borġ in-Nadur, Birżebbuġa

Spend the night of the feast of St Peter and St Paul at Ghar Dalam and taste Maltese foods complementing the feast known as l-Imnarja that has been held at Buskett Gardens for hundreds of years.

This is an event for all the family which will include visits to Borġ in-Nadur, Għar Dalam Cave, the Roman remains at Ta’ Kaċċatura as well as Casa Ippolito.

Participants will be able to sleep under the stars or in the museum surrounded by animal bones that were excavated from the cave. Participants should wear adequate clothing and bring their own mattress, sleeping bag or small tent.

Tickets: €30 adults / €25 senior citizens, students and children / €20 HM members. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta museums & sites, and ONLINE.

Time: 19.00hrs. The event will end at approximately 09.00hrs on Saturday 29th June.

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28 June – 28 September

Exhibition – Ta’ Ġawhar Tower – Gold, Bread and Fire

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

 

This Punico-Roman tower lies on a stretch of land between Ħal Safi and Ħal Far.  This exhibition shall give access to the artefacts discovered, David Trump’s notebook of the 1960s excavation, and will show how modern scientific techniques are leading to new discoveries about this tower.

The exhibition will open on the 27 June.

Opening hours: National Museum of Archaeology opening hours, 09.00 – 17.00hrs (last admission 16.30hrs)

Admission is free of charge.

 

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Until 31 August 2019 

Exhibition Exploring the Phoenician Shipwreck off Xlendi, Gozo –
an exhibition highlighting discoveries from this innovative underwater project

Gozo Area Office Exhibition Hall, St Martin’s Quarter Street, Cittadella, Gozo

 

For over 10 years, the University of Malta has, in collaboration with a number of partners, used state of the art technologies to study and explore one of the most exciting underwater archaeological discoveries in the Central Mediterranean. This exhibition will highlight some of the innovative techniques used as well as stories of trade, exchange, production and consumption in the Archaic Mediterranean. Objects recovered from 110 meters below the surface will also be on display whilst audiovisual aids will help transport the viewer into an underwater world of historical discovery.

In collaboration with the University of Malta, and with the support of the Ministry for Gozo, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta International Airport and the Honor Frost Foundation.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

Admission free of charge.

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Until end of August

Exhibition – Little Echoes

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

 

View Maltese prehistory through the eyes of artist Tommy Barr, whose works will be displayed alongside Malta’s Temple Period and Bronze Age collections. The artist draws inspiration from the motifs, shapes and textures of prehistoric remains to create contemporary pieces which seek to convey a sense of the original and to translate it into a modern context.

Admission is included in the museum entrance ticket during the museum opening hours.

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