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“Excellent museum and exhibits of the Maritime Museum of Malta”

Malta Maritime Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Well worth the visit in this historical building that was built to bake the bread and other baked foodstuffs for the British Navy during the 1800's and up to the early the 1960's. The building alone is an architectural gem which compliments the waterfront it faces. The exhibits cover every important stage in ship building and navigation throughout history. The museum covers three floors and is meticulously maintained with many of the exhibits being able to be handled and examined by the patrons. The entrance fee is minimal and the Maltese staff were typically friendly and eager to explain or help out patrons. The only draw back is that you need time to see all the exhibits, so young children may become a burden if taken. Having said this, my 8 year old enjoyed the experience as much as I did. Excellent venue.

Thank Adam C
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"royal navy"
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"model ships"
in 11 reviews
"maritime museum"
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"well worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"the ground floor"
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"steam engine"
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"two floors"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 13 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 5 reviews
"different periods"
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"combined ticket"
in 6 reviews
"inquisitors palace"
in 8 reviews
"st john"
in 4 reviews
"second world war"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nosiness is useful for this lovely little museum. They have a ginormous ship's figurehead from the Hibernia, a naval ship which was scrapped and sold in bits (waste not, want not) only to cause deaths from lead poisoning when bakers used the painted wood bits to run their ovens. And did you know that the horrible warrior monks - those Knights of Malta again - lost their best, fanciest raiding and battle ship when a twelve year old slave boy blew it up while playing with gunpowder? yes - SLAVE BOY. What would God think of that, eh? Wonder what happened to him and how they knew it was his fault.

Thank grainnemhaol
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

The Maritime Museum is a very important place to visite and while having a nice walk along the waterfront in Birgu and watching the beautiful yacth marina with some very Luxury boats that makes you take a few camera shots you can have a visite to the Marine Museum and Learn more of our marine History

Thank Mariospiterititi
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

an interesting museum, lots of stuff for history & naval buffs, but could do with a bit of financiing and rearranging.

Thank BorisIB
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

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!

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