Heritage Malta is once again opening four of its museums for free during the Sette Giugno Public Holiday. The general public is invited to visit the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina, the Malta Maritime Museum and the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta.

During this open day, the National Museum of Fine Arts will host the event RE-PaintED, the Third edition, organised by the Friends of the NMFA, between 09.00 and 12.00hrs. This group is a society whose aim is to bring together people who share an enthusiasm for the arts, their study, enjoyment and promotion. Artists are invited to visit the museum to paint and be inspired by pictures from the permanent collection. Additionally, two models will be taking the pose of subjects in paintings (Le Valentin’s Judith and Pacecco de Rosa’s St John the Baptist) while well known Maltese artists will be painting on site.

Those visiting the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina will have the opportunity to join a tour of the museum to further their knowledge on the subject. Tours in Maltese will commence at 11.00hrs and at 14.00hrs.

Malta Maritime Museum

During this open day visitors will also have the opportunity to become members of Heritage Malta at a discounted rate. Membership includes free entrance to Heritage Malta’s sites and museums for one year and a 50% discount on the normal ticket price for admission to the Hypogeum. Apart from discounts on Heritage Malta’s publications, members also have the opportunity to participate in events that are organised specifically for them throughout the year.

All four museums will be open from 09.00hrs till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs). For more information on this open day and Heritage Malta’s membership scheme, please call Heritage Malta on 2295 4000 from Monday to Friday 08.00hrs till 17.00hrs or visit www.heritagemalta.org.

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