As guardians of over 8,000 years of history, Heritage Malta is the national agency for museums, conservation practice and cultural heritage.
With a portfolio that encompasses archaeological sites, baroque auberges and palaces, catacombs, forts, natural landscapes and UNESCO listed neolithic temples, Heritage Malta is the face of the Maltese Islands. More than simply advancing the stock of intellectual and cultural capital, our vocation is to offer a mirror to society through a heritage which is ‘Part of Us‘, because we are our history and this is our cultural identity.
Every generation, monument, artefact, language, specimen, and celebration has a story to share. Heritage Malta ensures that these stories are preserved for posterity and are made accessible for everyone, everywhere to experience and enjoy.
Inspire future generations.
Heritage Malta does not only look towards the heritage it curates to ensure its longevity, but also towards the public and the future generations it wishes to inspire. Therefore, heritage interpretation, outreach services, consultancy, internationalisation, corporate events, publishing and public events such as exhibitions, cook-a-longs and open-days comprise the bulk of Heritage Malta’s focus.
A Future for our Heritage
Aware of the role our Heritage has played in shaping who we are and where we stand, it is Heritage Malta’s chief mission to breathe new life in it, to render it safe, secure and resilient.
This brings Heritage Malta’s diagnostic labs and conservation and restoration teams at the core of its mandate and activity. It is through these that the agency ensures it lives up to the motto of ensuring a future for our Heritage, not only as a showcase of the past but as a living legacy with a key role in the way 21st century Malta wants to shape its future.
From stone-age settlers to seafaring entrepreneurs; from empire builders to inspirational Maltese leaders. Heritage Malta is the face of the Maltese Islands with all the legacy we inherited; with all the heritage we carry with us into our future.
Find out how to make the most of your visit to our various museums & sites.
At Heritage Malta, everyone is welcome at our museum and sites. We are committed to making our collection, buildings, and programs accessible to all audiences. We have made a few changes so you can safely enjoy your visit. We want the widest number of people to enjoy the building, collection and exhibitions and hope the following information will help you plan your trip to the Museum.
For information on how to borrow a wheelchair, access sensory maps, and all other accessibility services please see the section below.
Collaboration is essential for HM to live up to its mission of giving a future to Malta’s past.
Heritage Malta, offers various win-win opportunities for all those NGOs, private companies and public institutions, local and foreign, interested in collaborating with the national agency, and thus directly assisting in the sustainable management of the cultural and natural heritage in the agency’s care.
Acquisitions, exhibitions, restoration and virtual reality; just a few of Heritage Malta’s corporate endeavours. Check out what the agency has been up to these past two decades. The scope and range of Heritage Malta’s range of activities can be perused in these annual reports.