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Address: Ex-Naval Bakery | Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2166 0052
09:00 - 17:00
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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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Excellent collection!

This is a must see not only for sea lovers but for all those people interested in history. It is steeped with all sorts of things from anchors to medical equipment used on board... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see not only for sea lovers but for all those people interested in history. It is steeped with all sorts of things from anchors to medical equipment used on board to paintings artifacts and the like. I highly recommend it

Thank ColleenCo
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum recently and found it very well laid out, really accessible providing rich insight into Malta's maritime history from the Phoenicians to the French to the British etc. Some great models and some fantastic stories told in a very unstuffy way. This is also part of a three attraction ticket which includes the Inquisitors Palace and Fort... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on your interest it is a must place for history lovers. There is a lot to see and very well presented.

Thank 545medva
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The model ships are brilliant, as is all the history of Malta through the various wars. Loads to see and very well presented. There are new exhibits opening all the time - the ship bakery ovens should be on display next year.

Thank SoloTravellerLondon
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

Thank Nigel K
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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

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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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