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Until 31 January 2019

Exhibition Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

This exhibition is the first of a series prepared by the National Museum of Archaeology dedicated to MEDIEVAL MALTA.
This exhibition presents some of the results obtained from two rescue excavations carried out in Mdina in 2008 and Safi in 2015. Both excavations yielded precious archaeological information on Malta’s Dark Ages – a period of dramatic historical change that saw the end of Byzantine domination and the arrival of the Arabs in Malta. The ceramic typology for these periods is being presented for the first time, as a way of introducing a wider discussion on the society and the economy of Malta in the 9th and 10th Centuries. In particular the exhibition focuses on the dual nature of urban versus rural life in the period.

Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge.

In collaboration with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the University of Malta.



till 31 December

Exhibition Not A Megalithic Yard: A Closer Look at Malta’s Megalithic Architecture

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi



The exhibition will reveal the surprising results of research carried out into Malta’s Megalithic Architecture, particularly the proportions of the temple doorways and entry passageways.

At the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Visitor Centre. Entrance to the exhibition will be free of charge.

Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).


15 December 

Event Zurrieq Walk


This heritage trail will commence next to the Xarolla windmill, built by Grandmaster Manoel de Vilhena in 1724. We will visit the nearby Paleo-Christian tombs, currently being excavated and containing interesting architectural features rarely found in other similar tombs on the island. The guided tour will take us past the oldest part of the village, past the parish church, the Armoury, Mattia Preti’s residence and various palaces.

Coffee break will be served at one of the local band clubs.

Meeting time & place: Independence monument in Floriana at 08.45hrs. Return to Floriana at approximately 13.00hrs (transport included). 

TICKETS: adults at €12, seniors / students / children / HM members at €10. Tickets are available from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, & ONLINE

Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes.



15 December 


MUŻA,  Auberge d’Italie, Merchant Street, Valletta



Visit MUŻA on Saturday 15th December and gain free admission to the new National Museum of Art in Malta and Heritage Malta’s flagship project for Valletta’s 2018 Capital City of Culture.

Opening hours: from 10:00am till midnight.



18 December 

Members’ EventMembers’ Christmas Party

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples Visitor Centre, Qrendi

Heritage Malta Members are invited to join us for this year’s Christmas Party being held at Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Visitor Centre in Qrendi. 

The party will start at 19.00hrs (until circa 21.00hrs).

TICKETS: complimentary for HM members. Guests of members can purchase their tickets from any Heritage Malta museums & site at €10 per person (on presentation of a valid membership card at the ticketing office). 

Limited number of tickets available on a first come, first served basis.



18 December

Lecture – The White Continent – in search of Birds – Whales – Seals


Public lecture delivered by John J Borg, Senior Curator of the Natural History Unit (Heritage Malta) where he will share his experiences on his exploration voyage to Antarctica.

At the National Museum of Natural History. Lecture starts at 18.30hrs.



22 December 

Event Winter Solstice

Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples Archaeological Park, Qrendi


Join us in experiencing the Winter Solstice sunrise from Mnajdra Temples, a 5000-year-old calendar in stone. After the Solstice there will be a tour of the Visitor Centre and refreshments.

TICKETS can be purchased from all HM sites/museums and ONLINE for the price of €25 per person and €15 for HM Members and ICOM card holders.

The event starts at 06.15am. Meeting point at the Ħaġar Qim visitor centre.

Limited places available.

For further information call us on 21424231.



23 December 

OPEN DAYNational Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 


On Sunday 23rd December, the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta will be open on free admission.

The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ (from the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum), the ‘Venus of Malta’ (from Ħaġar Qim), bronze daggers (recovered from the Bronze Age layers at Tarxien Temples), the Horus & Anubis pendant and the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both belonging to the Phoenician Period.

The site will be open from 09.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs).



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 Friday from 08.00 till 16.00hrs. Saturday and Sunday from 09.00 till 16.00hrs.

Admission free of charge.



International Exhibitions


36 Hours: Jutland 1916, The Battle that Won the War

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth England
14 September – 2 December 2018

This exhibition highlights the essential role of the British Royal Navy winning the First World War’s greatest naval battle. Through never-before-seen displays and immersive galleries the exhibition challenges the belief that the Battle of Jutland was a German victory. The National Museum of the Royal Navy presents the battle as a British victory, both tactically and strategically.
Heritage Malta is participating by lending the upright piano of HMS Benbow from the National Collection.



Archive of Events – 2018
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