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23 July 2016 – July 2017

Exhibition Valletta 1566 – Melita Renascens

Lower Fort St Elmo, Valletta



In collaboration with Malta Libraries, this exhibition commemorates the 450th anniversary since the laying of the first stone of the city of Valletta.

Hosted by the former National War Museum, at Lower Fort St. Elmo, and the National Library.

Opening hours (Fort St Elmo): 09.00 – 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

TICKETS for the exhibition: €5 adults / €3.50 seniors & students / €2.50 children. 

One can also combine visit with Fort St Elmo – National War Museum at €10 adults / €7.50 seniors & students / €5.50 children.

For the National Library visiting hours please click here.



18 March – 9 July

Exhibition de Valette’s Dagger

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta


In Malta for the very first time since 1798, and as part of the events marking the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU, the exhibition features de Valette’s dagger, gifted to him by King Philip II of Spain in recognition of the Grand Master’s victory of the Great Siege in 1565.

The poniard is on loan from the Louvre Museum, Paris.

de Valette’s dagger is accompanied by a selected number of other exhibits from the national collection.

Opening hours: 09.00 – 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs)

Admission included in the museum’s regular ticket price.

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22 April

EventScience 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 — FULLY BOOKED! —

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.


28 / 29 April   — FULLY BOOKED! —

EventDark Tales of Fort St Angelo

Fort St Angelo, Birgu
Following the success of the Dark Tales series, Heritage Malta will be organising another animated tour based on tales of mystery and the supernatural, this time at Fort St. Angelo … a gem of the Maltese cultural heritage but nonetheless a hub of mysteries and dark tales entwined within its magnificent history.

Featuring amongst these stories is the legend of the Grey Lady, who is said to haunt the fort till the present day, as well as the story of Fra Giovanni Francesco di San Clement, the only knight known to have been executed within the Fort’s walls.

TICKETS: this event is FULLY BOOKED. 

Refreshments included.

Time: 19.30 – 22.00hrs

Meeting place: Fort St Angelo main entrance

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



29 / 30 April

EventMedieval Mdina 

Domvs Romana / National Museum of Natural History, Mdina


During Medieval Mdina, HM invites you to visit the Domvs Romana and the National Museum of Natural History.

Opening hours: Saturday between 09.00hrs and 20.15hrs (last admission at 19.30hrs). Sunday between 09.00hrs and 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).

Admission to both sites at the combined ticket price of €2.

Become a member of HM during Medieval Mdina … memberships will be available at a 10% discount.


1 May

Event The Houses beyond the House  — FULLY BOOKED! —

Domvs Romana, Rabat

Tour of the remains behind the Domvs Romana

The remains of the rich Roman town house that we now call the Domvs Romana are well known. But during the early 1920s, Sir Temi Zammit also excavated the area found at the back of the house. What did he find? How many houses are there and what can these tell us about the area?

Refreshments included.

Time: 10.00am

TICKETS: Fully booked

Limited places available. 


6 May 

Event GħaNasori: Unity in Diversity

Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu 
A concert and project presentation for GħaNasori: Unity in Diversity, a fascinating project by Fiorella Camilleri, (sub-principal flute and piccolo player with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra), bringing together the traditional Maltese Għana and the Japanese imperial court dance known as Nasori. The concert will delve into performances of Għana tal-Fatt, Għana fil-Għoli, Makjetta, Botta u Risposta and Nasori, and will be complimented by a final infusion of Għana and Nasori.
Music will be complimented by brief presentations by Director of Culture Ms Catherine Tabone on Malta’s Intangible Culture Heritage and its ratification process for UNESCO, Dr Philip Ciantar on Maltese Għana, Fiorella Camilleri on Nasori, and Dr Petra Caruana Dingli on creative thinking and Innovation. Mr Joe Camilleri will be launching and presenting a new technological device which will be used to film the project in Virtual Reality. Japanese and Maltese drinks and canapés will be served during a post performance talk.
Time: 19:30hrs (the Inquisitor’s Palace will be open to the public at 18:00hrs)

TICKETS: Three options available; seated, cushions, and standing. Seated tickets at €15 (Heritage Malta membership card holders at €13), cushions at €5, and standing at €3. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta museums/sites & ONLINE.

Supported by Arts Council Malta, V18, and the EU Japan Fest.


International Exhibitions


Valentin de Boulogne: Beyond Caravaggio

New York / Paris



Recently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), ‘Judith and Holofernes’ by the French seventeenth century artist is now on display at the Louvre (Paris) until the 22nd of May, 2017.



14 January – 21 May 2017

Mediterraneo in Chairoscuro – Ribera, Stomer e Mattia Preti da Malta a Roma

Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica di Roma – Palazzo Barberini, Rome Italy

On the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the European Union and with the support of Arts Council Malta.

Jointly curated by Alessandro Cosma (Gallerie Nazionali, Rome) and Sandro Debono (Senior Curator, Heritage Malta) this exhibition features key works from the national collection to feature at MUŻA – Muzew Nazzjonali tal-Arti including masterpieces by Jusepe Ribera, Matthias Stom, Mattia Preti and Francesco de Mura amongst others. These shall be presented next to a purposely curated selection from the collection at Palazzo Barberini.

Contributors to the exhibition catalogue include Gabriele Finaldi (Director of the National Gallery in London), Mario Epifani (former director of Armerie Reali, Turin), Viviana Farina and Claudio Malice (Accademia di Belle Arti, Naples), Alessandro Cosma (Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica di Roma di Palazzo Corsini – Rome) and Sandro Debono (Senior Curator MUŻA – Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti, Heritage Malta).


25 January – 30 June 2017

‘In the Light of …. Malta’

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

In collaboration with Arts Council Malta. Curated by Fabrizio Mifsud Soler.

The exhibition explores how Malta’s Mediterranean light is captured in the brushwork of both landscape and non-representational paintings by Maltese artists belonging to different generations. The exhibition seeks to shed light on the colours and forms of a Mediterranean atmosphere through the tonalities which make up the essence of Maltese artists’ colour palette.

The Mediterranean is at the thematic centre of several events featured on the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union cultural programme, not only because it is at the centre of a number of Maltese EU Presidency priorities; but also because Mediterranean light is at the centre of Malta’s colour. The passage of time, light and shadow and the evocation of a sense of the ethereal have inspired works of art that capture the essence of Malta through observation and sensitive renderings.  

Three works from the national collection shall also feature.  


17 February – 28 May

Malta. Land of Sea

BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium 


To coincide with Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Malta’s history will be highlighted through this exhibition, hosted by the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels.

Malta. Land of Sea reflects the cultural diversity that is the foundation of the Maltese identity. With the omnipresence of the Mediterranean running through its history, influencing both practical life on the island and the world of the imagination, it is a sea that opens Malta to the world. The exhibition brings together some 60 works that have survived the centuries, some dating back to prehistory. Each item can be seen in isolation or in connection with the others for a dynamic understanding of the history and soul of an island rooted in cultural hybridization.

The exhibition is being held by BOZAR centre of fine arts in Brussels in collaboration with Heritage Malta and Arts Council Malta on the occasion of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.



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