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Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu (Vittoriosa)
(4/5 based on 220+ 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
TripAdvisor
  • Interesting ideas about seamanship (especially English). Free on Thursdays. Engaging the section dedicated to steam engines and life on board ships.
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  • 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 shi...  more »
  • This museum crucially lacks modern and playful means to attract the interest of the visitor. Partially work also. Reconstruction of an engine (motor boat) room, a few anchors, marine costumes and several large model ships. Except for children, perhaps, little interest so. A pass in Gale when even if it is in your combined ticket with the St. Angelo Fort and the Palace of the Inquisitor.
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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.