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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 24 June 2018 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 exhibits. I learnt a lot about Malta and it's history from this museum. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Price to get in for an adult is 5 euros or 3.50 euros for an old boy over 60.
To get there take the 3 cities ferry from Valletta. It's at the bottom of Barrakka gardens lift.Ferry is only 1.5 euros pp and is about every 20mins or you can take the local boats for 2 euros.
Get off the ferry and take a left and it's a few hundred straight down the road on the right.

Thank Mike S
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"royal navy"
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"model ships"
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"maritime museum"
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"well worth a visit"
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"the ground floor"
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"interesting displays"
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"steam engine"
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"on display"
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"engine room"
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"early days"
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"different periods"
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"combined ticket"
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"inquisitors palace"
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"recent history"
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"st john"
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"second world war"
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"grand harbour"
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 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. Lots of stairs to get you to the upper levels... It is a fort after all, but disabled access is available.

Plenty of facts and plenty of displays, section one is pretty empty but it's a history filled, fact filled, time line to the modern day of a island that has known war from it's very first days of being colonized.

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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

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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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