A museum, or a historical site, is a key element in the education of a country, a highly important tool in the enhancement of a culture and a witness to the evolution of human development and history. It is therefore essential for an agency establishedto ensure that those elements of cultural heritage entrusted to it are protected and made accessible to the public” to provide the necessary learning environment within its museums and sites.

The Education Programmes Department within Heritage Malta strives to create such a learning environment by means of various programmes, thematic events and other activities to support the education of Maltese and foreign students, as well as visitors of all ages. The Department is constantly striving to create innovative means of informal education conscientious of the current policies of Outdoor Learning and Lifelong Learning.