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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. Use our Birgu (Vittoriosa) trip generator to arrange your visit to Malta Maritime Museum and other attractions in Birgu (Vittoriosa).
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  • An absolutely fascinating museum in a very suitable building that used to be the Bakery for the Royal Navy. the museum is thoroughly comprehensive as it covers every aspect of Malta's long maritime hi...  more »
  • My husband and I originally planned on spending about 30 minutes here, but we ended up longer. There is a wealth of information inside this museum and it's not just for boat lovers.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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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.