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Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

(4/5 based on 240 reviews on the web)
Housed in a former naval bakery, Malta Maritime Museum illustrates Malta's seafaring history with a large collection of interesting artifacts. View the largest Roman anchor in the world, the largest ship model belonging to the Order of St. John, the island's largest collection of cannons, a bust of Queen Victoria, and even the Napoleonic figurehead of the gun ship HMS Hibernia. Don't forget to view the actual boats themselves and wander through a large display of historical vessels including engines. Use our Birgu (Vittoriosa) trip generator to arrange your visit to Malta Maritime Museum and other attractions in Birgu (Vittoriosa).
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Reviews
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  • A must visit for who loves history in general, which Malta has a lot of it. Highly recommended. Great collection. A good couple of hours is definitely needed for this visit. 
  • On visit there was an exhibition of model boats planes and vehicles which was very good indeed. The museum is in an impressive setting in an impressive "city". The exhibits are terrific and well worth...  more »
  • A very interesting maritime history of Malta. A worthwhile visit which we very much enjoyed. We would recommend it. 
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  • To be honest, i expected a bit more from the museum. It's really nice, with lot of mock-ups, and with lot of information next to the them. The only thing which i found strange is the very big hall with the mock-ups here and there, like it wasn't organised at all. There's no timeline which you should follow, not a guide, nothing. Apart from this, the ships are really nice.
  • Great, plenty of things to see, going from the 16th century all the way to the 20th century. Great for people interested in ships, boats and the sea
  • Had an opportunity to tour the museum with it's curator Liam Gauci. His overflowing knowledge of back- stories that formed Maltese maritime history made it a very insightful experience to all present. Learning this face of history in a museum that provides an amazing base and backdrop of intricate models of ships that sailed and rowed the Maltese waters completely immersed us in the stories.
  • If you have more time in Malta, is worth visiting!
  • Very beautiful museum that has detailed objects.