Heritage Malta will be opening almost all its museums and sites for free on Sunday as part of Public Service week.
The sites which will be open are St Paul’s Catacombs, the Domvs Romana (Rabat), the National Museum of Natural History (Mdina), the National Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Palace Armoury and State Rooms (Valletta), the Malta Maritime Museum and Inquisitor’s Palace (Vittoriosa), Għar Dalam Cave (Birżebbuġa), Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples (Qrendi) and Tarxien Temples in Malta and the Museum of Archaeology, the Folklore Museum, the Gozo Nature Museum, the Old Prison (Citadel, Victoria), Ta’ Kola Windmill and Ġgantija Temples (Xagħra) in Gozo.
Special behind the scene tours of the National Museum of Natural History will be held at specific times during the day.
Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Ta’ Hagrat and Skorba Temples will not be open due to restrictions and sensitivity of the sites.
One of the highlights of the Open Day will be the opportunity to visit the exhibition “The Roman Inquisition in Malta" at the Inquisitor’s Palace in Vittoriosa.
Another highlight is the exhibition “Malta, the great story of a small island-nation through 100 objects” at the National Museum of Archaeology. The exhibition takes the visitor on a discovery trip, reaching back to the geological formation of the Maltese Islands 35 million years ago until the milestone constitutional achievements of the past 50 years. This will be the last day of the exhibition.
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