Malta Maritime Museum
The Museum, housed in the former naval balcony
|Location||Old Naval bakery, Vittoriosa, Malta|
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.
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.
The contents are varied and display is still increasing thanks to donation and acquisitions:
- Roman anchor
- Paintings of Naval Battles at the times of the Knights of St. John
- 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
The museum opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00.