Malta Maritime Museum, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

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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. To visit Malta Maritime Museum on your trip to Birgu (Vittoriosa), use our Birgu (Vittoriosa) road trip planning website .
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  • Spacious, one-sided collection with emphasis on British period ... lots of models and weapons, for those who know more of af undoubtedly interesting. Outdated, time that Malta Heritage makes it work and the exhibition renewed. Few visitors, few welcoming in reception, the student was not going to lay down her smartphone or us to explain ...
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  • When we visited entry was part of the Heritage Pass that included the Inquisitor's Palace and Fort St Angelo. There are lots of exhibits from figure heads, models of ships and even decommissioned torp...  more »
  • Worth a visit for a glimpse into Malta's maritime past but the displays and information boards are not very well thought through with some of the text too small to read and dim lighting not helping in...  more »
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  • Interesting to explore if one wants to learn about the Maritime history in Malta from the earliest recordings up to the leave of the British navy in 1979.
  • Very nicely laid out museum in a beautiful harbour
  • Wonderful historical journey through Malta's maritime history.
  • 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.
  • Another small Malta museum- do NOT buy a ticket for this one- only see it if it's included in your pass. You can easily skip this museum- there is nothing special about this maritime museum compared to any other maritime museum out there and is in fact smaller than most.

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