Reduced prices at the Maritime Museum next Friday and Sunday
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Next Friday and Sunday those visiting Vittoriosa for the feast of St Lawrence will be able to visit Heritage Malta’s Maritime Museum at a reduced price between 6.00pm and 11.00pm. During these times entrance to the Museum will be discounted at 50% while children under 16 years will enter free of charge.
Visitors will also be able to visit the exhibition Anima del Circo free of charge which will also be open on Sunday 10th from 7pm till late.
In the Maritime Museum one finds thousands of artifacts connected with seafaring that help one to understand Malta’s maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context and also illustrate the global nature of seafaring and its impact on society. The museum is housed in the former British Naval Bakery at Vittoriosa. The building, designed by British architect William Scamp, was erected between 1842 and 1845 on the site of the old covered slipway of the Knights of St John.
The bakery was the hub of the Victualing Yard and supplied the Royal Navy with its daily requirements of bread and biscuit. After World War II, it was converted into offices and stores and as the headquarters of the Admiralty Constabulary. The building remained part of the naval establishment up to the closure of the British base in 1979.