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“Excellent maritime history in the old naval bakery”

Malta Maritime Museum
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US$37.31*
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Vittoriosa and Senglea Tour Including St Lawrence Church
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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 5 August 2014

The old navy bakery now houses Malta's maritime museum. If you are travelling from Valletta, there is a ferry every half hour from across the road from the Barrakka lift.
The museum costs about €5, or €8 if you also wish to see the Inquisitors Palace also as a combo ticket.
Initially, was a little disappointed as the main exhibits were from one specific ship, broken down into its elements for display, but stick with it. The exhibition provides relics from Roman times, the ships of the knights, now lost, and the Corsairs. The exhibition is rich in content and information, up to recent history. Well worth a visit.

Thank roaming13
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

In the navy so love all things maritime. Vittoriosa is a tough place because it's not particularly busy but the yachts are great to look at. Piece of advice about Vittoriosa: make sure you plan the ferries properly. The museum itself was great, small but definitely worth an hour especially if you're in Vittoriosa already.

Thank MNataro
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

this museum is a work in progress but some interesting navel exhibits and lovely old building.
Good factual information re items displayed

Thank 38angie
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The exhibits narrate the story of Maltese maritime, they are very well kept and the narrative is detailed. Interesting for both family and individual visits. Entrance was free when I visited but it was probably a special occasion.

Thank Emma C
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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.

Thank CMW322
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