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Malta offers virtual visits to its museums

Updated: Apr 26

Heritage Malta, the country's leading cultural institution, opens the doors to major cultural hotspots.

In light of the global crisis caused by Covid-19, Malta's national museums, conservation and cultural heritage agency, Heritage Malta, has launched several initiatives including access to museums and other notable national sites that are currently closed. These proposals aim to encourage the public to travel from home and appreciate the value of the places that have been recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malta, as well as help this whole situation come to an end as soon as possible.

One of these projects involves the collaboration between Heritage Malta and Google, giving users the opportunity to visit some of the most notable places that the organization has through the Google Arts & Culture platform. These virtual tours will immerse the viewer in the solemn surroundings of the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum or accompany them across the exquisite and colorful mosaic floors of the Domus Romana.

The National Museum of Archaeology, located in the Auberge de Provence, also offers a virtual tour led by the organization. The collection on display consists of different artifacts found on the islands dating from the Neolithic (5000 BC) to the Phoenician period (400 BC). In the gallery you can find numerous tools, ceramics and figures, among which is the famous Sleeping Lady.

To find information relating to the history of Malta within the Mediterranean, the virtual tour of the Maritime Museum allows you to discover a large number of ship models and historical artefacts. And the National War Museum, located at Fort St. Elmo, will take visitors back to the times of World War II. This 16th century fortress has been completely restored and opened to the public to display a multitude of uniforms, weapons, vehicles and decorations.

Anyone who wants can enjoy the charms of Malta's most notable museums without leaving their couch, and some of the prehistoric sites that have survived adversity for thousands of years.

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