Growing up in prehistoric Malta

Growing up in today’s world may not be easy; the busy schedules, the homework, the extra lessons, mums telling us to get off our mobiles, not to mention those pesky siblings!

Parents often mention that things were better when they were young, but what about prehistoric childhood? What about growing up all the way back in the Neolithic period? No school and no homework – brilliant right?! But no TV and no Wi-Fi too!

On Saturday, 3rd October, Heritage Malta is inviting children to visit Ħaġar Qim in order to find out more about what it was like to be a child in Prehistoric Malta. How did children spend their days in those ancient times, what did they eat and how did they learn without attending school?

The curators will be giving exclusive tours at Ħaġar Qim with special access to the North Temple for children 7 to 12 years old (recommended age). Each tour will last around an hour and will accommodate 10 children. One parent/guardian may accompany each child.

Tours will be in Maltese at 10:00hrs and in English at 14:00hrs.

Tickets need to be pre-booked. Price: €5 per child (5 to 15 years) – one accompanying adult can accompany child free of charge.

Due to COVID-19 health regulations, a temperature reading will take place and Heritage Malta reserves the right to deny access to anyone with a temperature higher than 37.2 degrees Celsius or if feeling unwell. All participants will be required to wear masks throughout the whole activity.