Malta Maritime Museum
Malta Maritime Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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WoodsieSolihull
Solihull35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
A very confusing, jarring,jumble sale of a collection. No explanation of the building it is housed on. Random bits of history. Lady Hamilton bed with an old Nelson film projected onto it. We learnt very little. What about the wrecks about the island, what are they, how did it happen? What was it like in a phoenicians ship? Very disappointed. Something bad happened at one of the shipyards in 1975, but we left clueless.
Written 8 March 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,786 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The Malta Maritime Museum is a really stunning building on the waterfront. It has been refurbished but some of the artefacts are impressive.
Written 7 May 2023
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bwanaalan
Salisbury, UK247 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I felt that this collection would most interest people who are already well informed about the subject. It’s a bit of a hotch-potch, not well documented and very poorly signed.

That said, there are lots of superb models of ships which will appeal more generally. And odd things will catch your eye. For example, I was particularly struck by an old newspaper in the display about the dredger: the adverts gave a wonderful insight into contemporary life.
Written 14 March 2020
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Richard R
Poole, UK59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is a good public ally funded museum with a wide range of stuff about the maritime history of the area, however some parts look a bit dated now and favours ship models in glass boxes over interactive interpretation. Also the labels on display items can be erratic Worth a visit if you going to Fort St Angelo anyway but it could be so much better- just needs some TLC
Written 12 March 2020
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Schadla-Hall T
London, UK173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
get the ferry across the grand harbour and look at the displays which deal with Malta's naval and maritime history from the Knights period onwards-fascinating dispalys and beautiful models- and the building is also well worth more than a second look - for a former naval bakery it really is something else!!
Written 3 March 2020
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Titania
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited the Malta maritime museum and was much impressed by the high quality of all the exhibits, so much interesting material on display particularly enjoyed the representation of a Royal Naval bar of the period .Staff were very welcoming and friendly and is wonderfully situated in the former bakery along side the yacht marina with great photo opportunities.
Written 16 February 2020
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Scellio
Rome, Italy67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A beautiful building housing a wonderful collection. The museum curator Liam Gauci is a passionate and proud host of this unique place. The museum hosts private Corsair dinners for groups that recreate menus from the 18th Century using local produce and ancient recipes. A truly magnificent experience and one you will never forget. Do anything you can to arrange one of these dinners.
Written 2 January 2020
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Jephson
Maidstone, UK421 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Situated in the old naval bakehouse, a splendid building from the outside but the significance seems to have been lost on the inside.
As another reviewer states it's not that inspiring to start with but gets better. The lighting in the 'early' sections is appalling making it difficult to read about what you are looking at. As you get into the Second World War section the lighting and interest level improve. When you see what Heritage Malta have done with Fort St. Elmo and Fort St. Angelo I wonder if they have 'breathed on' this museum as it is not up to the standard of the others.
However, can't say we didn't learn anything and we had a combined ticket with Fort St. Angelo and the Inquisitors Palace so didn't feel 'out of pocket'.
Written 5 November 2019
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Da Mo
Ipswich, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This museum starts off bad then gets better but never quite peaks. It’s an eclectic mix of maritime heritage like to the history and development of Malta. It’s not very coherent with some good displays and interpretation mixed with some awful ones. Worth the visit if you buy the multi ticket for Fort St Angelo otherwise I’d save your euros.
Written 31 October 2019
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Akumuk
Paignton, UK772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This gem of Malta’s Naval history is somewhat difficult to find, but is well worth the trip on the ferry across the Harbour and a trek along the harbour side to the actual museum. Look for the cannons on the water front and you will be near. Once entering the museum do not be put off by the main ground floor exhibition room. This shows the history of naval steam engines and also a very good history of the building, a bakery for the Navy. Also found is the largest Roman anchor in existence. The second floor is a surprise in its size and holds a wealth of exhibits with amazing collections which should enthral the visitor. All exhibits are well annotated, in English, and there is much to see. Visitors may also want to take advantage of the discounted ticket to the other two near by attractions which also prove very interesting.
Written 8 October 2019
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