Valletta
‘Civil Splendour’: An exhibition in Valletta offering a glimpse into the regal attire of bygone eras
It’s all happening from the 6th of December to the 24th of January 2024.

Lyndsey Grima

Step into a world of regality and elegance at the ‘Civil Splendour’ exhibition, happening from the 6th of December. The exhibition involves a dazzling showcase of the opulent uniforms donned by civil servants and colonial officials from bygone eras.

Held at the Malta Postal Museum & Arts Hub on 135 Archbishop Street in Valletta, this extraordinary event unravels the layers of history through the evolution of civil uniforms, offering a rare glimpse into the modern equivalents seldom witnessed at the Court of St James’s in contemporary times.

From the unassuming fifth-class attire to the resplendent gold-embroidered tailcoats worn by governors and secretaries of state, the exhibition spans all five grades of civil uniforms. The exquisite display includes the flamboyantly plumed cocked hats that accompany these ensembles, adding a touch of exotic flair.

This exhibition is ideal for enthusiasts history aficionados, and anyone who is interested in delving into the rich history of these uniforms, hats, and intricate gold embroidery work.

The ‘Civil Splendour’ exhibition is open during the weekdays from 10 am to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm.

Will you be visiting the ‘Civil Splendour’ exhibition?

28th November 2023


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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