Heritage Malta will open Fort St Angelo for a reduced price of €2 on the occasion of Victory Day, on 8th September, for what has become a traditional appointment. This year’s event will involve a programme covering the whole day from 09.00am to 06.00pm whilst the Fort will be one of the several fortresses around Europe chosen for this year’s European Fortress Day.
A number of activities will be organised on the day. Two masses will be celebrated. One starts at 10.00am at the Chapel of the Nativity of the Virgin and after the mass, a commemoration of the Victory of the Great Siege will be held at the Great Siege monument with the participation of the National Festivities Committee and the Cospicua Scout Group. The other mass will start at 12.00pm at the Chapel of St Anne in the upper part of Fort St Angelo managed by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta which will be open to the general public throughout the day. Visitors can admire the recently restored naval shipmast.
During the day re-enactment groups, Show of Arms, the Historical Re-enactment Group of Malta, the Malta Historical Fencing Association, Battlefront Living History Group and Malta Command will animate the site with their activities while there will be also a Birds of Prey display by Fridericus Rex Malta Falconers.
This will also be the last chance to visit the temporary exhibition, ‘Behind Closed Doors Fort St Angelo & the Royal Navy 1906-1979’ which will close on the day. A Curator’s tour of this exhibition in English starts at 12.00pm and another one in Maltese at 03.00pm. The Royal Naval Association (Malta) will also be present and visitors can meet several of these veterans on site who will be joined by the Malta Sea Cadets. The exhibition’s catalogue will also be available at a discounted price of just €10.
In the afternoon, at 02.00pm, thanks to the fort’s strategic position at the tip of Vittoriosa, visitors can also view the traditional Regatta held every year in the Grand Harbour.
Fort St Angelo will open between 09.00am and 06.00pm, last admission at 05.30pm, for the price of €2 per person. Children under 12 years and Heritage Malta members enter for free.