Malta Maritime Museum

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Maritime Museum
Sudika Birgu Maritime Museum.jpg
The Museum, housed in the former naval balcony
Malta Maritime Museum is located in Malta
Malta Maritime Museum
Location within Malta
Location Old Naval bakery, Vittoriosa, Malta
Coordinates 35°53′16″N 14°31′15″E / 35.887639°N 14.520833°E / 35.887639; 14.520833
Type Maritime Museum
Website www.heritagemalta.org

The Malta Maritime Museum is housed within the Old Naval bakery in Vittoriosa, it drafts Malta’s maritime history which is tightly bound to Mediterranean Sea. It also illustrates the global nature of seafaring and its impact on society from July 1992.[1]
The museum houses numerous artefacts highlighting different epochs, shaping Maltese seafaring through paint, charts, evidence and sea technology evolution. So it shows Malta’s maritime history from prehistory to the present day.[2]

Contents[edit]

The contents are varied and display is still increasing thanks to donation and acquisitions:[3]

  • Roman anchor
  • Paintings of Naval Battles at the times of the Knights of St. John
  • Cannons
  • Presentation on the Royal Navy in Malta
  • Bust of Queen Victoria
  • The figurehead of the 110 gun HMS Hibernia (1804), a Napoleonic ship of the line now dismantled

Visiting[edit]

The museum opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°53′15.5″N 14°31′15″E / 35.887639°N 14.52083°E / 35.887639; 14.52083

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birgu-Maritime". Global.net. Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Heritage Malta. "General Information". Retrieved 16 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malta Maritime Museum". http://www.euromuse.net. Retrieved 16 March 2010.