Visiting Malta is popular due to the weather that it offers during summer and needless to say the scenery that the archipelago offers.
The numerous amount of hotels in Malta together with an infinite amount of restaurants. That’s what places Malta in the top of mind of tourists.
However, the museums available in the country shouldn’t be forgotten. Museums that built history throughout the years, even from the Neolithic times.
The prices of museums in Malta are not that expensive, but there is also for free too. In this article, we will go through some of the best museums to visit while you are enjoying sunny Malta.
- St Paul’s Catacombs
St. Paul’s Catacombs is an underground cemetery used by the Romans during the 7th and 8th Century.
They can be found in Mdina, where the during that time used to be the old capital Malta. One piece of history about the catacombs being in the outskirts is that it was built due to the fact that the Roman Law in place that time impeded Malta from building any burials within the city.
During the years, the Catacombs have gone to continued restructure and restoration to keep history intact.
2. The National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History is another museum found in Mdina and you can visit for a small fee.
What makes the National Museum of Natural History historic is the fact that the building was built in the eighteenth century by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena.
Its baroque style makes the museum engage with the visitors. What used to be a hospital for the British troops was inaugurated to be as we know it now, the National Museum of Natural History.
This museum is for those who want to know more about Maltese Geology, Paleontology and the exotic Mammals hosted for years in Malta.
3. National Museum of Archaeology
The National Museum of Archaeology can be found in what used to be the Auberge de Provence in Valletta.
The building stands out in Valletta due to its fine baroque structure which was planned by the famous local architect Gilormu Cassar.
In this museum gives you a fine exhibition of a selected range of artifacts that date back to the Neolithic Period until the Phoenician Period.
From tools and pendants to the famous Sleeping Lady and Venus of Malta. This museum is perfect for those who study or feels fascinating towards the Neolithic period.
During the tour of this museum, you will get a good understanding and introduction of the pre-history of the Maltese Island which was catalytic for the growth of the nation.
4. Fort St Elmo – National War Museum
Fort St Elmo is known for its position which often people forget that hosts one of the most important museums of the country.
One of the reasons that Malta is loved by everyone is due to the fact that it served as a Naval base for many wars throughout the years.
From Ships to bombings, Malta stood out and showed a character which was transferred to generations.
The National War Museum in the Fort St Elmo you will find everything you need to know about War.
Starting from the Bronze Age at 2,500 B.C. to the Punic War to the Second World War the museum shows the weapons and other items used in these wars in chronological order.
In the museum, you can also find a section where Freedom Day and Independence Day are well explained.
In these 4 museums, you should find everything you need to fall in love with the Maltese Archipelago unless you were already fallen!
A country with a rich history and one if you visit you should visit these museums.