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“Partially closed on our visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malta Maritime Museum

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.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Partially closed on our visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The French in Malta wing of the exhbition was shut, and also I did not see the section on crafts, so we must have visited on repair day. Still, it's quite a large venue and has lots of cannons, model ships, uniforms, and an absolutely massive carved figurehead on display. It was included on the Malta Hertitage pass so was a bonus to the sites we saw, but I probably wouldn't have paid separately.

Visited June 2014
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51 reviews
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“Maritime Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is an interesting place to visit and you can purchase a combined ticket together with Malta at War and the Inquisitors Palace. All three are within a short walking distance of each other and there are places where you can stop for a rest and a coffee

Visited May 2014
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Valletta, Malta
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“a walk through history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

Malta, a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean, has a wealth of naval history. From the shipwreck of st paul to the british naval base, this maritime museum tells the long story of Malta's occupancy by numerous foreign forces along the centuries. Displaying everything from weaponry, actual engine room, typical canteen reconstruction, and miniature models, this museum is definitely worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“A wealth of exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Fantastic amount of exhibits ranging from sketches to machinery and torpedoes!
Very well set out exhibition with plenty to appeal to everyone.
Give yourself at least two hours.

Visited April 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Naval History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Informative, detailed and it's about the maritime involvement of Malta through the ages. If you are not interested in Naval history, please don't go. If you are, take the time to walk slowly around all the displays and read all the information on the walls and in the display cases! ... It can be done in half an hour but you will miss more than you will see. Have been here 3 times and can still find things that I have missed! As for being static ...... It's a museum !

Visited April 2014
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