Heritage Malta, the national agency for museums, conservation practice, and cultural heritage, is celebrating its brand spanking new rebrand by inviting the general public to a special open day.
In line with its new slogan ‘Part of us’, the agency will be opening four of its Valletta sites and museums to the public for free this Sunday 5th June.
The four sites are as follows:
- The Grand Master’s Palace
- The National Museum of Archaeology
- Fort St Elmo
Here’s what you can expect at each of these spots…
The Grand Master’s Palace:
Over the past few months, the Grand Master’s Palace has been closed to the public as it is undergoing an extensive restoration project. This makes next Sunday’s event even more special!
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Visitors will get to see areas currently undergoing restoration, such as the Uccelliera (the former office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives) and the Armoury (the hall where Parliament used to convene.)
There will be seven guided tours going on at The Grand Master’s Palace throughout the day, the first of which will commence at 10am. A maximum of 40 people will be allowed into each tour.
Fort St Elmo:
Visitors of Fort St Elmo will be treated to an immersive experience by Legio X Fretensis and Show of Arms.
Legio X Fretensis will re-enact scenes from civil and military life from Roman Times whilst Show of Arms will shed some light on the late Medieval period through re-enactments, sword fights, and the firing of arms.
The re-enactments will start at 10am and continue every hour for the rest of the day.
The National Museum of Archaeology:
Four guided tours will be conducted at the National Museum of Archaeology.
The ones starting at 10am, and 1pm will be in Maltese, whilst those starting at 11am and 2pm will be in English.
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MUZA, Malta’s Museum of Fine Arts, is offering two guided tours, one in Maltese at 10am and another in English at 2pm.
Aside from the tours, visitors will be handed worksheets to search and discover more about the collections on display.
As part of this special open day, an exhibition of artifacts is being launched across all Heritage Malta museums and sites.
The whole exhibition will be using recycled material for its set-up, showing Heritage Malta’s commitment to environmental sustainability in its new brand identity.
During next Sunday’s Open Day, participants will receive a bookmark commemorating the exhibition.
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