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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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“royal navy” (18 reviews)
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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 4 days ago

Traditional museum with lots of very interesting artefacts, highlighting Malta's strategic importance in the Med and to the Royal Navy. Lots to see, covering all periods in history. Very close to the Grand Harbour, where it all happened! Loads of restaurants nearby.

Thank mandarina55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is great if you want to see some of the history around Malta’s maritime history - much of the exhibit covers the info from a dredger that was commissioned in 1951 and brought to Malta to operate I the harbour as a lot...More

Thank Andi M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a vist. One of the best museum attractions on the Island. Get the water taxi there and back from the shoreline near the cruise boats, a lot easier than the bus. A must for history buffs.

Thank paul w
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent a morning looking round with my dad who was based here with the Navy 60years ago. It was the perfect place to take him and have an enjoyable morning discussing everything we were seeing. Very informative and well laid out with some great...More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 June 2018

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 30 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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 21 May 2018

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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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
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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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