Family and Kids
Family values, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility for everyone are core tenets at the heart of our heritage brand. Our event calendar is dotted with edutaining fun days out for the family including open days, re-enactments, boat tours and heritage trails.
Mother and baby activities, hands-on workshops, sports events, art competitions, and sleepovers are just some of the extra-curricular initiatives organised by our education and outreach department within the agency. The Heritage Malta Student Passport gives all students together with two accompanying adults free access to HM sites and museums. As part of this scheme, the agency also conducts several activities during the scholastic year and offers a wide-ranging programme over the summer holidays. Heritage Malta children’s books, history themed comics and colouring books, virtual tours, documentaries targeted at kids and a wealth of downloadable resources help to keep children occupied when at home.
Resources and More
Learn more about Maltese culture and traditions, access didactic resources, online activities for kids and teacher-led lesson plans and activities that can be carried out during a school visit.
Schools and Teachers
Attention teachers! Heritage Malta is offering the following services to schools, colleges and teachers during the scholastic year 2023/2024
Every scholastic year, Heritage Malta’s Education and Outreach Department holds a series of activities that cater for students of all ages, from kindergarten up to post-secondary. All activities are directly linked to students’ respective curriculum. Participation entails a minimal fee and at times comes completely free of charge.
Your students are welcome to discover Heritage Malta’s fascinating sites and museums free of charge during school hours. Please click HERE to book your visit.
Should you wish to book Social Studies fieldwork sessions at Ħaġar Qim, Ġgantija and Tarxien, please click HERE for more information. And HERE if you want to know more about booking a Geography Option fieldwork session.
All teachers who have been issued a Teacher’s Card by the Council for the Teaching Profession are entitled to free access to all open Heritage Malta sites (excluding the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and Underground Valletta) as well as all temporary exhibitions. Besides the card, teachers are to present an identification document, which can be their ID card, driving licence or passport. LSEs and other educators who do not have a Teacher’s Card should present a letter signed by their Head of School as proof of employment within the Education sector, together with an identification document.
Seeking a place to host a seminar, conference or similar event? You’ll be happy to know that Heritage Malta has several ideal venues for such gatherings, available against a small fee. Please find the list of venues hereunder, together with booking details. In case your activity is cancelled, kindly make sure to inform Heritage Malta in due time before the pre-established booked date, due to high demand for the rental of our venues.
Wishing you and your students a fulfilling academic year!
Full list of this year’s activities below:
All students attending primary or secondary level education, whether they are state, independent or church schools, in Malta and Gozo, will receive the Heritage Malta card at their school.
This card provides free unlimited access for one student and any two accompanying adults to all Heritage Malta sites and museums (except for Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and Underground Valletta). The card will remain valid till the end of Year 11 (Form 5) at the end of the last school term.
On their first visit to any Heritage Malta site or museum (except for Borġ in-Nadur, Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, Ta’ Ħaġrat, Skorba and Gozo Nature Museum), students will collect their Heritage Malta passport and their first stamp. This passport will be stamped on every visit to any of the Heritage Malta locations.
Students aged 16 + are also entitled to a discount upon entry to museums and sites once they present their student cards.
Furthermore, University of Malta students and Junior College students in possession of an e-sims account enter free of charge into museums once they display their e-sims mobile app or present alternative evidence of an e-sims account. MCAST students enter free of charge as well just by showing their school card.
Collect 10 different stamps from 10 different locations and a Heritage Malta VISA will be issued for a one time free entry to a site which is not usually open to the public.
On the collection of 10 different stamps from different locations, two more VISAs will be issued for a one time free entry to two other sites which are not usually open to the public.
27 stamps gains a VISA for a one time free entry to Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and Underground Valletta for the student and one of the accompanying adults or if preferred, for a Heritage Malta exclusive gift pack.
Following the success of the Heritage Malta Student Passport scheme, and various feedback received from various sectors, Heritage Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, has decided to launch a similar scheme aimed at Senior Citizens – the Heritage Malta Senior Passport.
With this passport, an elder and two accompanying youths* (up to 18 years old) will have free and unlimited access to all Heritage Malta’s sites and museums (except the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and Underground Valletta). Heritage Malta’s Senior Passport holders can enjoy free and unlimited visits to 27 sites which include prehistoric temples and caves, historic houses and prisons, fortresses and palaces, and a selection of museums relating to nature, archaeology, maritime, war, and art.
All those individuals who are aged 60+ are invited to call with their identity card at their Local Councils to apply for Heritage Malta’s Senior Passport. The Local Council staff will enrol them in the system, and the passport together with an information leaflet will be received by post within 10 working days.
*accompanying youths do not need to be Maltese citizens or residents but must present some form of identification showing their age.