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23 June – 7th October

Exhibition Valletta and the Dominicans: a common journey

Dominicans Priory, St Dominic Street, Valletta


As from its foundation, the story of the city of Valletta has often intertwined with that of the Dominican Community in the capital. The initial presence of the Dominicans among the city’s builders, evolved into a 500 year rich and inseparable history. In the year in which we are celebrating the city of Valletta as the European Capital of Culture, this exhibition will help us appreciate the rich historical, socio-cultural and artistic legacy left by the Dominican Order as reflected in the development of Valletta.

Opening hours: 10.00 till 16.00hrs

Admission free of charge.


21 July – 23 September 2018

Exhibition – Etruscan Urns in the National Collection 

National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta 


On display four urns, one lid and one front piece that were stored together with a typewritten plaque with the donor’s name Mr Francesco They, accompanied with a note stating that they were probably imported to Malta in the 19th century. These urns were commonly used by the Etruscans who flourished along the coast just north of Rome between the 8th and 1st centuries BC. 

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

Admission to the exhibition free of charge.


11 August  — FULLY BOOKED —

Event Sleepover at Għar Dalam

Ghar Dalam, Birzebbuga

Join us for a late evening walk to Ta’ Kaċċatura, where we will visit the remains of a Roman villa and Casa Ipolitto, an abandoned 17th century farmhouse. Afterwards we will head to the bronze age temple of Borġ in-Nadur and Għar Dalam Cave. Along the way participants will learn about the night fauna of the Maltese islands, such as bats and moths, while listening to sounds emitted by various crickets.

Refreshments, in the form of a light evening meal and breakfast, will be served.

Time: 19.00hrs (until Sunday morning at 08.00am)

TICKETS: €25 for adults / €21 for seniors, students, & children / €20 for HM members. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta sites & museums, and ONLINE

Comfortable shoes highly recommended (tour will involve a considerable amount of walking on rough terrain in the dark). 
– It will be possible to sleep either outside or inside the museum premises but all participants should bring along their own sleeping bag, mattress or small tent as well as a water bottle and a torchlight.


15 August

OPEN DAY Citadel Museums & Sites

Citadel, Gozo

On the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, Wednesday 15th August, Heritage Malta’s museums and sites at the Citadel, together with the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre, will open to the public on free admission.

The museums & sites included are the following:
– Old Prison
– Gran Castello Historic House 
– Gozo Nature Museum 
– Gozo Museum of Archaeology
– Cittadella Visitors’ Centre

Guided tours will be offered at the following times:
– Old Prison (in English) at 10am
– Gran Castello Historic House (in English) at 11am

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



18 August  — FULLY BOOKED —

Event Filfla Cruise

Sliema Ferry, Sliema

A round Filfla boat cruise, departing from Sliema Ferry (opposite Sliema Hotel) at 14.00hrs.

Experienced Heritage Malta officials will be with us to point out special features found along the coast, such as fortifications and heritage sites. 

We will also have time for a swim at one of the sheltered coves near Delimara (swimming next to Filfla is NOT permitted).

Light snacks (ftira biz-zejt) included however, participants are advised to bring along their own drinks.

Time: 14.00hrs (until approximately 20.00hrs)

TICKETS€25 for adults. Seniors, students, children & HM members at €22. Tickets available from all Heritage Malta sites & museums, and ONLINE. — FULLY BOOKED —

Tickets available on a first come, first served basis (limited number of tickets available).

N.B. Bring along a hat and sun protection lotion!



International Exhibitions


I Fasti del Conte – Artemisia, Finoglio, Battistello, Stazione e altri alla corte di Gian
Girolamo Acquavia D’Aragona

Polo Museale della Citta di Conversano 
14 April – 30 September 2018

The exhibition reconstructs the content, type and extent of a historic collection that once belonged to the powerful Acquaviva d’Aragona noble family. The historic castle of Conversano, once family property, is the main venue of this major exhibition. Works from major Italian and European museums, including Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, private collections and others shall provide new insight into the history of seventeenth century collecting and collections development. 


Painted in Mexico, 1700–1790: Pinxit Mexici

– Palacio de Iturbide (Fomento Cultural Banamex), Mexico City, Mexico – 29 June 2017 to 15 October 2017

– Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, USA – 19 November 2017 to 18 March 2018

– Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA – 23 April 2018 to 5 August 2018

A ground-breaking exhibition devoted to 18th century Mexican painting, a vibrant period marked by major stylistic developments and the invention of new iconographies. The exhibition’s over 120 works (many unpublished and restored for the exhibition), will make a lasting contribution to the understanding of Mexican painting in particular and transatlantic artistic connections in the 18th century in general. Its main themes explore the painters’ great inventiveness and the varying contexts in which their works were created. The exhibition represents the first and most serious effort to date to reposition the history of 18th century painting in Mexico.

Heritage Malta is participating by lending two paintings by the 18th Century Mexican painter Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz from the National Collection.



Archive of Events – 2018
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