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Address: Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2166 0052
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes

OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs)....

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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First visit to this museum.

If you are interested in the maritime history of Malta this is a must place to visit, with its well laid out displays depicting the different periods in its maritime history. Just... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harry A
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the maritime history of Malta this is a must place to visit, with its well laid out displays depicting the different periods in its maritime history. Just to see the model ships is worth the visit.

Thank Harry A
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK...I admit that I'm not really the museum type of guy but, unless you are a sailor or a naval buff, then this place is probably not for you. It is vast and spacious but appeared to consist mainly of models of historic ships. There was also a lack of signage on many of the items. If you want somewhere... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can spend a lot of time in this museum, Alternatively you can move through in double quick time. Either way, there will be something to grab your interest. Personally the wooden models are quite stunning. Buy a combo ticket for this, The Inquisitors Palae and Fort St Angelo. A good day out.

Thank Mike M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We bought a combined ticket with the Inquisitors palace ( and a reduced ticket price for 60 and over). Certainly interesting and easy to wonder round

Thank Mary842
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum as a whole was excellent, well laid out over two floors (part of the museum was closed for either building work or filming, so we couldn't see all of it) From roman era up till 1939 the exhibits were extremely informative. However, the WW2 era was severely lacking substances. For instance; HMS Mauori which is extremely popular dive... More 

Thank ChrissyP2
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had access to this site included in our ticket to the Inquisitor's Palace. Could have spent hours but filled about 90 mins exploring the maritime and naval history of Malta. Really great if you enjoy boats, history in general and war history. Seemed to be in the middle of renovations so can only get better.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A vast collection of artifacts covering thousands of years of maritime engineering, that includes a near complete steam engine room, navigation instruments, diving equipment and even a huge anchor dating back to Roman times. This museum is a must see, even by those who don't have a specific interest in maritime history.

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The Museum is easy to find just south of the main Fort St Angelo complex and opposite the bulk of the smaller marina craft. I had purchased a combined ticket with the Inquisitor's Palace so technically the entrance was only €2, which at that price is hard to say no too. Downstairs, ground level, was in a state of disruption... More 

Thank MBothwell
Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

From the first boat to modern times . This attraction gives you a good displays and info on their history.

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dublin 11
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Firstly let me say that visiting maritime museums would not be a hobby of mine! I went with my father who actually does have an interest but we both found it enjoyable. The 15 minute ferry ride from Valletta across the Grand Harbour is nice and you can easily spend a couple of hours there, then have lunch in one... More 

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