Malta Maritime Museum
Malta Maritime Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Housed within the Old Naval bakery, the Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta's maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context. It also illustrates the global nature of seafaring and its impact on Malta's society. The museum houses numerous artefacts highlighting the different epochs of Malta's history that is inadvertently tied to the sea.The museum is proud to showcase some unique artefacts including the largest known roman anchor in the world, the earliest known ex:voto on the island, the largest ship model belonging to the Order of St John, the largest collection of cannons on the island, the Napoleonic figure head of the 110 gun ship HMS Hibernia, a 1950's working marine steam engine, and a collection of 60+ boats.
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Scellio
Rome, Italy59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A beautiful building housing a wonderful collection. The museum curator Liam Gauci is a passionate and proud host of this unique place. The museum hosts private Corsair dinners for groups that recreate menus from the 18th Century using local produce and ancient recipes. A truly magnificent experience and one you will never forget. Do anything you can to arrange one of these dinners.
Written January 2, 2020
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bwanaalan
Salisbury, UK254 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I felt that this collection would most interest people who are already well informed about the subject. It’s a bit of a hotch-potch, not well documented and very poorly signed.

That said, there are lots of superb models of ships which will appeal more generally. And odd things will catch your eye. For example, I was particularly struck by an old newspaper in the display about the dredger: the adverts gave a wonderful insight into contemporary life.
Written March 14, 2020
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Irishfamily183
Lurgan, UK46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
only open to 5 so go early as it takes time to get around. Near lots of other attractions. A great place if you like marine history!
Written August 27, 2018
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Acer sed justus
London, UK127 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
This is a fascinating museum in an interesting setting, which explains and makes real the huge importance of Britain in Malta's recent history (and vice versa too). It's quite old-fashioned in style, but none the worse for that, and I was struck by how poorly attended it was…especially by my fellow Brits. Sad commentary, really.
Written May 27, 2018
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Olimpus2011
Sliema, Malta20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
Interesting place with a good overview of the history the place provides. items on display are very accurate.
Written September 28, 2015
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FactotumDellaCitta
London, UK3,878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
This a rather large museum by Maltese standards, and contains many interesting maritime exhibits. However, the layout is not intuitive and not easy to follow. Many of the explanations are small and difficult to read. If you have a Malta Heritage Pass, which includes this museum, then stop by and enjoy. Otherwise, it is probably worth it only for maritime history buffs.
Written June 28, 2015
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ritianne a
Valletta, Malta28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
Malta, a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean, has a wealth of naval history. From the shipwreck of st paul to the british naval base, this maritime museum tells the long story of Malta's occupancy by numerous foreign forces along the centuries. Displaying everything from weaponry, actual engine room, typical canteen reconstruction, and miniature models, this museum is definitely worth a visit.
Written May 18, 2014
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gibsonchop
Catonsville, MD575 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Family
We came to this museum because we heard that the anchors off of the Roman ship Apostle Paul was on, when he shipwrecked on the island of Malta were here. The museum is full of all kinds of interesting items. Full of many interesting historical artifacts!!!! Really Cool!
Written September 16, 2012
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Visitor_from_Athens
Athens, Greece294 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Friends
Nothing seems to have been done to the museum for some time, and there is a certain dank air about it ... but that may be its charm! There is a lot to see, not only exhibits relevant to Malta, but also to other parts of the Mediterranean where the Knights were a political and military force. We particulary enjoyed the Roman exhibits and those maps and documents on display that pertained to the Maltese involvement in Greece during the Venetian conquest of the Peloponnese in 1686. But there is more, much more, including wonderful ship models. Nearby on the waterfront of Birgu are excellent, comfortable restaurants.
Written June 30, 2012
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Richard R
Poole, UK67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is a good public ally funded museum with a wide range of stuff about the maritime history of the area, however some parts look a bit dated now and favours ship models in glass boxes over interactive interpretation. Also the labels on display items can be erratic Worth a visit if you going to Fort St Angelo anyway but it could be so much better- just needs some TLC
Written March 12, 2020
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