As part of the celebrations on the 10th anniversary since Malta’s accession to the EU, Heritage Malta will be opening its museums and sites for free on Thursday 1st May.
Culture lovers are in for a real treat as entrance to practically all Heritage Malta sites will be free of charge on Thursday 1st May 2014, with the exception of the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Ta’ Hagrat and Skorba Temples, due to restrictions and sensitivity of the sites.
The sites which will be open are St Paul’s Catacombs, the Domvs Romana (Rabat), the National Museum of Natural History (Mdina), the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Archaeology, the National War Museum, the Palace Armoury and State Rooms (Valletta), the Malta Maritime Museum and Inquisitor’s Palace (Vittoriosa), Għar Dalam Cave (Birżebbuġa), Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples (Qrendi) and Tarxien Temples in Malta and the Museum of Archaeology, the Folklore Museum, the Gozo Nature Museum, the Old Prison (Citadel, Victoria), Ta’ Kola Windmill and Ġgantija Temples (Xagħra) in Gozo.
Merchandise and membership will be available at special prices from most sites.
Another highlight of the 1st May Open day is the exhibition “Malta, the great story of a small island-nation through 100 objects” at the National Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition takes the visitor on a discovery trip, reaching back to the geological formation of the Maltese Islands 35 million years ago until the milestone constitutional achievements of the past 50 years.