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Malta Maritime Museum

Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2166 0052
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal navy” (18 reviews)
“model ships” (11 reviews)
“maritime museum” (29 reviews)
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Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
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+356 2166 0052
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"royal navy"
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"model ships"
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"maritime museum"
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"well worth a visit"
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"the ground floor"
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"steam engine"
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"two floors"
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"on display"
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"interesting displays"
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"different periods"
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"combined ticket"
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"inquisitors palace"
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"st john"
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"second world war"
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"couple of hours"
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"bakery"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited this museum because we had bought a combo ticket giving entrance to here, Fort St Angelo and the Inquisitor's Palace. The ticket cost €9 each at the senior rate. A bargain. There were many cannons outside and in the museum....More

Thank RossOrpington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited because we bought the combo ticket at Fort St Angelo. We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of cool stuff and never deviates from (maritime) course.

Thank q1964
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s the largest museum in Malta and well worth a visit if you are interested in history. The explanations are very helpful and there is lots to see.

Thank RobertandRhoda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With 4 floors of displays and artifacts if you're into Maritime history you'll really enjoy this. We got the 3 museum pass option which allows you to visit The Inquisitor's Palace Museum, Fort St. Angelo, and The Maritime Museum for less than buying a ticket...More

Thank Ducimus3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great displays of exhibits but no atmosphere in the museum. A bit of historic music would be good. The receptionist on Saturday 24th March around 11.30am had no personality, she wasn't welcoming or friendly at all. Worth a visit for €5 each but not a...More

Thank bobby911
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Visited Malta Maritime Museum on a sunny day. Has excellent collection of Maritime artefacts and worth visit.

Thank himsh
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I'm not the best person to review a Maritime Museum. The building is large and it seems they might be short of exhibits to fill it. What i found most upsetting was the lighting was so dim and the exhibit notes were so small that...More

Thank Helliecoo
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this visit. Good historical overview of naval / maritime Malta from the earliest times. However felt disappointed. So much could be done to improve what remains, a worthwhile visit. Suggestion for improvements; * Poor lighting - really poor or...More

Thank Andrew O
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

This maritime museum has lots of information about Malta's maritime history, but most interestingly has a very large collection of memorabilia and ship models. Overall, this museum is fascinating if you have any interest in sailing, and I would recommend it as such.

Thank Dunks961
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Visit was a little disappointing. Part of collection was unavailable. If you are interested in navy you have to step in. Otherwise it’s not very impressive.

Thank Damian K
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Cricketman_10
4 July 2017|
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Response from Geordie112 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. As far as we can remember it is wheelchair friendly. There is also a lift. Enjoy
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Tonino T
23 September 2016|
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Response from naturegirl40 | Reviewed this property |
It varies depending on how many people and if its a faily. For a single person its around 12 euros. Look on their website or fb page.
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