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The National Museum of Natural History: 50 years in Mdina 1973-2023

  • The National Museum of Natural History in Malta, also known as the "Il-Mużew tal-Ħsejjes Naturali," is located in Mdina, the ancient capital city of Malta. The museum is housed in a grand baroque building called Vilhena Palace, which was originally constructed in the 18th century as the official residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John.The National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to showcasing Malta's natural heritage and biodiversity. It features a wide range of exhibits that cover various aspects of natural history, including geology, paleontology, zoology, and botany. The museum's collections include specimens of minerals, fossils, shells, insects, birds, mammals, and marine life, among others.

    Visitors to the museum can explore different galleries that provide insights into the geological formation of Malta, the evolution of its flora and fauna, and the ecological diversity found within the Maltese Islands. The exhibits are carefully curated and often accompanied by informative panels, interactive displays, and multimedia presentations, offering an engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

    The National Museum of Natural History in Malta aims to promote awareness and appreciation of the country's natural heritage, as well as to foster a sense of environmental conservation. It serves as an important resource for researchers, students, and the general public interested in learning about Malta's unique ecosystems and the challenges they face.

    It's worth noting that my knowledge cutoff is in September 2021, so there may have been updates or changes to the museum since then. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the National Museum of Natural History in Malta, I recommend visiting their official website or contacting the museum directly.

  • Heritage Malta Publishing
Category:  Guide Books
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  • Pages: 80
  • Dimensions: 20 x 25cm
  • Cover: Paperback / Hardback
  • Inside Pages: Full colour, coated paper
  • ISBN: 978-9918-619-32-0 (hbk)
  • ISBN: 978-9918-619-33-7 (pbk)
  • Heritage Malta Publishing
Weight 400 g
Dimensions 25 × 20 cm

Hardback, Paperback

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