Marking the completion of the first phase of the the Malta Maritime Museum project in Birgu, partly financed through the EEA Norway Grants 2014-2021, Heritage Malta has set up an impressive, one-of-a-kind temporary exhibition for a whole year inside the museum.

Malta is an island nation, its destiny dictated by the waves that have battered its shores for centuries. Its people have ventured beyond those shores to the ends of the world, turning their biggest natural barrier into a bridge. A bridge that has brought them into contact with the whole world. A world that has delivered to the island war, famine, riches and prosperity: creating in the process ‘An Island at the Crossroads.’ The result of curators past and curators present, ‘An Island at the Crossroads’ is our attempt to read between the lines and uncover the identity of this island nation.

‘An Island at the Crossroads’ delves into Malta’s strategic location in the Mediterranean, revealing a tapestry of tales shaped by the sea’s impact on the island nation and its identity. The artefacts on exhibit, tell a compelling story about love, conflict, and the difficulties experienced by those who crossed the sea for a fresh start. They range from ex-voto paintings to antique seafaring instruments.

This year-long immersive and state-of-the-art exhibition, opens on the 9th of February 2024.

Admission fee is at €8 for adults, €6 for seniors/students/concession and €4 for children. The exhibition will open daily (except on Tuesdays) from 9 am to 5 pm throughout February, and from March to December 2024, it will be open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

For more information, please refer to this page: Malta Maritime Museum – Heritage Malta Keep updated with our opening hours here: Opening Hours – Heritage Malta

An Island at the Crossroads


09 Feb 2024 - 09 Feb 2025

February - Every day (except Tuesday): 09.00 - 17.00

March till Dec - Everyday: 10.00 - 18.00

Birgu, Malta

Adults €8

Seniors / Students / Concession €6

Children €4

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