Sunday 10th May saw the first Open Day of the newly-restored Fort St. Elmo organized by Heritage Malta. The enthusiasm shown by the general public was reflected in the attendance which soared to over 9500 visitors on the day.
The Open Day was held following the extensive restoration project which was completed recently and the official re-opening held on Friday 8th May.
Those who visited Fort St. Elmo during the Open Day were treated to a free In Guardia! parade, an artisan market, tours of the site and the new National War Museum and reenactments and were amongst the very first to experience the impressive audio visual presentations hosted within the site.
The success of this Open Day follows that held at almost all the sites in January and anticipates the next Open Day at the Malta Maritime Museum on the 17th of May. The event in May, entitled “Dawn of the Great Siege – Life at Sea 2015”, will be marking the first of a series of events Heritage Malta will be holding to commemorate the 450th anniversary from the Great Siege of 1565.
Such open days are only one means through which Heritage Malta renders culture accessible to all, including temporary exhibitions, lectures, heritage trails, conferences, educational programmes, and publications.
For information on similar events as well as the ones mentioned above, one may visit the official Heritage Malta Facebook page.