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Malta Maritime Museum

Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2166 0052
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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). 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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Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2166 0052
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the recreated engine room to the extensive artillery collection this is a place worth taking a few hours to browse around. Lots of models and exhibits. A stroll along the marina afterwards is recommended.

Thank LordEdwards O
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great museum. Found on the tip of Valletta and inside the Valletta port fortifications this is a pretty museum. Full of artifacts from the second world war and interestingly holding one of the world's last remaining Italian bomb boats, it's totally worth a visit....More

Thank Stevo_has_no_idea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This maritime museum is not so big but it is interesting to visit and has good exhibitions, there are ship models, ancient books and maps and other stuff, it is located in Vittoriosa at the waterfront, really easy to reach from Valletta

Thank Wallyontravel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the sun is shining this museum is well worth a detour. It describes in some detail the history of Malta and has some wonderful exhibits. Take an hour an enjoy!

Thank Sdg47
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank Acer sed justus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it was a nice experience, the kids really enjoyed it. It is a bit dark inside but it was nice. There are different types of boats and uniforms and even a bar from the 40's

Thank Caroline D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only negative point ? Take your glasses, the lighting is rather dark. But for the rest such a nice museum, beautiful shipping models, excellent explanations, some surprises and some really nice stuff. Loved it. Take caren it's on the first floor where the action...More

Thank RickKessel_Lo
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Like many reviewers on here, we visited this museum as part of a combi ticket deal with Fort St Angelo and The Inquisitor's Palace. All three are within easy walking distance of each other, and doing all in one day and having a nice lunch...More

Thank Dick L
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

My wife and I visited this museum because we had bought a combo ticket giving entrance to here, Fort St Angelo and the Inquisitor's Palace. The ticket cost €9 each at the senior rate. A bargain. There were many cannons outside and in the museum....More

Thank RossOrpington
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

We visited because we bought the combo ticket at Fort St Angelo. We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of cool stuff and never deviates from (maritime) course.

Thank q1964
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Cricketman_10
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Response from Geordie112 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. As far as we can remember it is wheelchair friendly. There is also a lift. Enjoy
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Tonino T
September 23, 2016|
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Response from naturegirl40 | Reviewed this property |
It varies depending on how many people and if its a faily. For a single person its around 12 euros. Look on their website or fb page.
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