Fifty years ago, on 20th July 1969, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr were the first humans to set foot on the moon’s surface. The lunar expedition Apollo 11 had left the earth’s surface with these two astronauts and another astronaut, Michael Collins, on 16th July 1969.
The crew of Apollo 11 brought back to earth fragments from the moon’s surface. Four tiny fragments that were presented to the people of Malta by US President Richard Nixon are on permanent display at the Gozo Nature Museum in the Citadel, Victoria. Likewise, a small Maltese flag which was carried to the moon and back by the same crew, is on display in the same museum, accompanying the fragments.
Heritage Malta is inviting the public to view these moon fragments, right on their 50th anniversary.
A ticket of €5 for adults, €3.50 for seniors and students, and €2.50 for children aged 6 – 11, entitles access to all four Heritage Malta sites; Gran Castello Historic House, Gozo Museum of Archaeology, Old Prison and the Natural Science Museum. Access is also granted to the Citadel Visitor Centre.
Those who have Heritage Malta Student Passport are reminded that the holder and two accompanying adults can enter for free in all these sites. Likewise, those senior citizens who have the Heritage Malta Senior Passport can enjoy free entrance to all sites and may choose to be accompanied by two youths.
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday – 09.00hrs – 17.00hrs (last entry 16:30hrs).