We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“interesting.”

Malta National Aquarium
Book In Advance
More Info
$15.40*
and up
Malta National Aquarium Entrance Ticket
More Info
$38.21*
and up
Bird Park and Malta National Aquarium Half Day Tour
More Info
$29.85*
and up
Qawra Panoramic Segway Tour
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Qawra
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Malta National Aquarium project is spread over approximately 20,000 square meters and comprises a public aquarium, a public landscaped belvedere at promenade level, a multi storey car park, facilities for local dive schools, catering facilities including a beach club, a merchandise outlet and a tourist information kiosk. The public aquarium has 41 tanks including reptiles, insects and amphibians, amongst others, Mediterranean fish, including fish commonly found in Maltese waters together with replicas of historical artefacts that one can find in the seas around the Maltese islands. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from the Indian Ocean, including eight black tip sharks, horn sharks, rays, eels and other exotic species. The main tank is approximately 12 meters in diameter and has a walk-through tunnel that allows visitors to experience the fish at a much closer range. All tanks are expertly themed to replicate the underwater environment. Additional features of the public aquarium include a class room facility, interpretation, touch pools, a temporary exhibition space, veterinary and quarantine facilities, etc. The national aquarium is in an iconic curved shell structure in the form of a starfish. The adjacent promenade provides additional recreation facilities for pedestrians including a children's play area. The Malta National Aquarium has a car park with a capacity for 140 cars. Our Location: The Malta National Aquarium is situated in the northeast of the island in a town called Qawra which forms part of St. Pauls bay. In this touristic hotspot one can find many Hotels, bars, restaurants and a casino all forming part of the unique resort location in the Maltese Islands. Qawra is also the site of one of the many towers built by the Knights of St. John. Qawra Tower is now a restaurant. Qawra is also well known as the "touristy" area of Malta due to the many bars, restaurants. Casinos and clubs are also a major part of this small town. Distance from Qawra to: Airport : 22 KM Mellieha : 8 KM St. Julians to Qawra: 12 KM Valletta to Qawra: 17 KM
United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“interesting.”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

This is a new build. it is a bit pricey to get in. 12.90 euros each. however it has great exhibits and has a nice promenade walk from town centre to it. also has a nice restaurant with great views

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank y1anna
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

2,749 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,046
    1,041
    525
    101
    36
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hebrew first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Serbian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely..”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

The only thing we were disappointed in was it only took half hour to go round the aquarium, and as it cost 12.90 each half and hour is pretty slack.. But it was lovely and our 4 year old son loved it!!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank wendy b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sliema, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Modern and a very unique experience.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good Staff. They had explained to us on each area about the fish that there where in each tank.
But for a family its quite a bit expensive. Well its worth to see it once you are in Malta. You need around 2 hours to see it all. Cameras are allowed but with no flash.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Josephine Laudi L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mellieha, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Top Quality”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The price tag of 12.90 for adults and 6 for kids may seem on the high side but i think it compares well with overseas attractions. The approach from the outside and inside are lovely and the architecture is tasteful and modern. The staff are very helpful and approach you while nearing individual aquaria and give good explanations about these amazing creatures both in English & Maltese (im not sure about other languages). The Aquaria themselves are amazing and extremely interesting and so is the whole experience. I also really liked the mural paintings and the submarine replica. Overall a great experience and would definately recommend it to anyone.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank NPD_12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Quiet expensive to go as a family... but interesting”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

It is a quiet good attraction for tourists to visit to understand the seas of Malta. Apart of fish various painting are there of the maltese culture.
But the cost is high which is a disadvantage to a family money wise.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank nathan_abela
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Malta National Aquarium also viewed

 

Been to Malta National Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing