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. To visit Malta Maritime Museum on your trip to Birgu (Vittoriosa), use our Birgu (Vittoriosa) road trip planning website.
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  • I felt that this collection would most interest people who are already well informed about the subject. It’s a bit of a hotch-potch, not well documented and very poorly signed. That said, there are....  more »
  • This is a good public ally funded museum with a wide range of stuff about the maritime history of the area, however some parts look a bit dated now and favours ship models in glass boxes over...  more »
  • Loved our visit to the museum. Lots of information with some really well thought out displays. Reasonable entry fee too. Do get the impression it's a work in progress as only the first floor was accessible. Could also do with a little more info on the building itself as it was a bakery to the navy. Leave a good 2-3 hours for a visit.
  • Decent collection, I especially appreciated the carrack, a very imposing early Knights heavy ship. The museum could benefit from more in-depth explanations, for example which campaigns did the Knights undertake, why some ship designs were more effective than others, and life onboard the ships. I was also puzzled by a "cut-out" model which wasn't cut out at all, or perhaps it was in closed position?
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