This year Heritage Malta will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary!
Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage. Created by the Cultural Heritage Act which was enacted in 2002, the national agency replaced the former Museums Department.
The agency officially started to function on the 1st of January 2003. Originally Heritage Malta was entrusted with the management of museums, sites and their collections but in 2005, the agency was also charged with the take over of the former Malta Centre for Restoration to become the national agency responsible for conservation.
Heritage Malta seeks to provide its various audiences with an enhanced experience during visits to the various sites and museums managed by the national agency. Cultural heritage can act as a catalyst for Malta’s tourism potential and consequently contribute significantly to the economy.
The agency has a specific educational section with special educational programmes targeting children of different age groups as part of organised school visits. These educational programmes are based on the educational curriculum and address specific areas of study in an edutainment way.
Heritage Malta is also committed to bring culture closer to the people through facilitating interpretation and accessibility both physical and intellectual. Whether through temporary exhibitions, public lectures, heritage trails or other specialised events, the agency ensures that it lives up to the motto of ensuring a future to our past.
Museums and Sites run by Heritage Malta and open to the public:
National Museum of Archaeology – Valletta
National Museum of Fine Arts - Valletta
The Palace Armoury – Valletta
The Palace State Rooms – Valletta
National War Museum – Valletta
Inquisitor’s Palace - Vittoriosa
Malta Maritime Museum - Vittoriosa
National Museum of Natural History - Mdina
Domus Romana – Rabat
St Paul’s Catacombs - Rabat
Ta’ Hagrat Temples - Mgarr
Skorba Temples – Mgarr
Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum - B’Bugia
Tarxien Temples - Tarxien
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum – Paola
Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples - Qrendi
Ggantija Temples – Xaghra
Ta’ Kola Windmill – Xaghra
Natural Science Museum – The Citadel
Old Prison - The Citadel
Archaeology Museum - The Citadel
Folklore Museum - The Citadel