Malta Maritime Museum
The Malta Maritime Museum is located in Vittoriosa, one of the three cities that overlooks Grand Harbour. The museum is housed in the former British naval bakery which was built around 1845. The bakery formed part of the victualing yard which supplied naval personnel of the with food and drink.
Later it was converted into the offices and stores of the admiralty constabulary until 1979. The Anadrian Hall exhibits the engine room machinery of the 'Anadrian', a steam driven dredger built in 1951.
The first floor of the museum hosts displays on the merchant navy including detailed ship replicas. On the walls you'll find paintings which illustrate 19th and 20th century vessels which served on the Malta run. Unique and colourful ship's badges can be found nearby in St. Angelo's Hall.
Malta was also home to the British mediterranean fleet for over two hundred years. An overview of Malta as a naval base is depicted here, covering naval and civilian life with photographs, paintings, weapons, models and uniforms. Another exhibit shows the major impact of the British navy on Maltese economic and social life of the time. There is also a room within the museum which is dedicated to traditional Maltese sea crafts.
The main hall shows the developments from historic times to the end of the reign of the Knights. Here, nautical instruments, navigational charts, aids and portraits help to set the scene of the Order's navy. Other displays include weapons, uniforms, maps, models and other artifacts dating from 1530 to 1798. Also worth note is the Napoleonic figure head of the 110 gun ship, the HMS Hibernia.
- Mon to Sun : 09:00 - 17:00 hrs
- Closed on Good Friday, 24th & 25th Dec and 31st Dec - 1st Jan
- For more information about the Malta Maritime Museum visit the website here
- Adult (18-59 yrs) : €5.00
- Youth: (12-17 yrs), Students & Senior Citizens: €3.50
- Children (6-11 yrs) : €2.50