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Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

(4.1/5 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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  • I'm still less severe than other reviewers, even if on the bottom, they should write a bit of modernity would not hurt. This applies also to all of the Maltese Islands, but with no looking precisely for this little bit of dated, this outdated ouateux. And then there are all those who, like me, have been bottle-fed with Tintin. They will find here items that will remind them of the great memories, as for example the spacesuit air pump, torture of DuPont. There is also the war lovers, who stop at any medal, any reminder of naval battles. Will be perhaps the same also.
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  • Kings Own restaurant Valletta Malta is in my opinion the best place to eat here. Great service and value the price of a ribeye steak is the best around. The local Maltese merlot is great value also. T...  more »
  • It is a beautiful collection of really important models of ships and boats of all types and from all periods. A journey through the great halls in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.
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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.