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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  • August 10, 2017
    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 Outdated, time that Malta Heritage makes it work and the exhibition renewed.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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  • August 1, 2017
    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 »
  • July 18, 2017
    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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  • November 27, 2016
    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.
  • April 14, 2017
    Interesting exponates. Specially from WW.
  • September 11, 2016
    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.
  • December 14, 2016
    one of the best maltese museums, not surprising given Malta's long maritime history
  • April 3, 2017
    Very interesting place, guides available too.

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