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Address: Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2166 0052
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs)....

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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Nice museum

Very nice little museum. Very interesting and educational, well worth the visit. Lots of Maltese maritime history to see.

Reviewed 28 October 2015
aleksander s
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

The displays seemed limited and without special significance. It just seemed a bit mundane compared with other maritime museums we have visited.

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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Very nice little museum. Very interesting and educational, well worth the visit. Lots of Maltese maritime history to see.

Thank aleksander s
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I've seen better set out and more interesting museums - even in Malta, but for maritime history here, it is the place to come.

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Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

It was definitely interesting and educational. I really enjoyed the upstairs with all of the costumes and artifacts from the different ships. It was wonderful to learn more about Malta's maritime history!

Thank Mary J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Amazing museum.. worth visiting more than once, they add new things regularly. They have a number of floors all filled with artifacts to see. Check out the 'bar' too.

Thank mnrcarnival
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 October 2015

Plenty off displays learnt a lot about Malta's maritime history, located in a beautiful old building and lovely location. We also did a cruise of Grand Harbour from here operated by locals well worth it.

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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

It was the first time I visited this museum and it was a very interesting visit. I enjoyed it thoroughly

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Davis, California
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

Very interesting collection. Worth the trip across the water. Malta has an interesting history and you can get a real appreciation of that history by touring this museum.

Thank FSMoss
Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

Very nice little maritime museum. Tells about maritime history of Malta. The parts from steam ship is found there in one room. The different models of ships and a lot of pictures found in other. The part of museum is in development phase, in future it will be better.

Thank Raimonds R
Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Interesting place with a good overview of the history the place provides. items on display are very accurate.

Thank Olimpus2011

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