Following several months of restricted opening hours and at times even complete closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Heritage Malta is now gearing up for summer with more frequent opening times at its sites and museums from the beginning of June until the end of October.

“The pandemic was a direct challenge to Heritage Malta’s mission of accessibility, forcing the agency to twice close its doors entirely to the public and to reopen with restricted admissions and opening hours. However, the agency was proactive and foresighted enough to rise to the occasion and adapt to the new circumstances. We now feel more prepared than ever before for the busiest season of the year and look forward to welcoming our visitors throughout a fruitful summer,” said Noel Zammit, Heritage Malta’s Chief Executive Officer.

Besides more frequent opening times, during the summer months Heritage Malta will also be regularly organising open days at sites that are normally kept closed to the public, and will be issuing various special offers to further enhance the visitor’s experience.

As has been the practice during the past months, all visits to Heritage Malta sites and museums will be conducted in strict adherence to Public Health regulations related to Covid-19.

Here is the full list of the opening times of Heritage Malta museums and sites from the beginning of June until the end of October:

Open all week:

  • Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum: Open daily from 09.00 to 17.00hrs. Last minute tickets for the Hypogeum can only be purchased on site.
  • Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum
  • Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra Temples
  • Ġgantija Temples
  • Ta’ Kola Windmill

On Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the following museums and sites will be open from 10.00 to 16.30hrs:

  • Għar Dalam and Borġ in-Nadur
  • Tarxien Temples
  • Inquisitor’s Palace
  • Domvs Romana
  • National Museum of Natural History
  • The Citadel museums and Visitor Centre

All week except Tuesdays, the following museums and sites will be open from 10.00 to 16.30hrs:

  • The National Museum of Archaeology
  • MUŻA
  • The Palace Armoury
  • Fort St Angelo
  • St Paul’s Catacombs
  • Skorba and Ta’ Ħaġrat Temples

The following museums and sites are temporarily closed until further notice:

  • Ta’ Bistra Catacombs
  • Fortress Builders Interpretation Centre
  • The Malta Maritime Museum
  • The Palace State Rooms

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