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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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2166 0052
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is located on the waterfront In Vittoriosa, The large stone building where the museum is located was built in the 1840's to house a bakery to serve the needs of the Royal Navy, It continued in this role until the 1950's. Then at...More

Thank Cricketman_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting this museum is like rethinking the history of this small island nation over the centuries. From Phoenician ships to the Second World War, the museum reserve many discoveries. A museum suitable for those who love the sea and the history. Too bad that some...More

Thank Max8822
Reviewed 2 August 2017

When we visited entry was part of the Heritage Pass that included the Inquisitor's Palace and Fort St Angelo. There are lots of exhibits from figure heads, models of ships and even decommissioned torpedoes. There are lots of little areas off each room with many...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Worth a visit for a glimpse into Malta's maritime past but the displays and information boards are not very well thought through with some of the text too small to read and dim lighting not helping in places. Very hard to navigate around in a...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 18 July 2017

As you enter this Museum in Birgu you feel like you have boarded a ship. Visitors who take interest in the history of navigation will surely find this place an ideal spot to review the past instruments of the long history of navigation. However, those...More

Thank anto1756
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Malta has a great history, and having an important strategic location in centre of Mediterranean, it's maritime history is renowned. The museum shows snippets of this history. Must see for maritime/naval enthusiasts.

Thank Ludgardo Z
Reviewed 11 July 2017

very helpful staff who assisted me as a wheelchair user to gain access not only to the Maritime Museum but also to Fort Saint Angelo

Thank PhotoColin
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I'm giving this an "excellent" rating because for someone who is interested in the navy and ships, this place would be heaven. A myriad of impressively detailed exhibits. (In fact, it's so large that my husband and I became separated and couldn't find each other!)...More

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The museum is located on the waterfront In Vittoriosa. The large stone building where the museum is located was built in the 1840's to house a bakery to serve the needs of the Royal Naval. It continued in this role until the 1950's. The museum...More

Thank westy54
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The old Naval Bakery is a 19th building- beautifully restored- and inside is a stunning array of displays- from the Knights own fleet of the 17th/18th centuries - through to the history of the Royal navy - of note are the artefacts on display. The...More

Thank Schadla-Hall T
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4 July 2017|
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Response from westy54 | Reviewed this property |
From our recollection also there was a ramp at one end of the building and definitely a lift. Not sure regarding the toilets. It is though worth a visit.
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.