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Several museums and sites open for feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck

Several museums and sites open for feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck

This Thursday, 10 February, in celebration of the feast of St Paul’s shipwreck, Heritage Malta will be opening several museums and sites, which are not usually accessible to the public, due to the currently reduced opening hours brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following are the sites that will be open on Thursday:

  • the National War Museum

  • the National Museum of Archaeology

  • MUŻA

  • Fort St Angelo

  • the Tarxien Temples

  • St Paul’s Catacombs

  • Ħaġar Qim and Imnajdra

  • Gozo Citadel sites

  • the Citadel Visitors’ Centre

  • Ġgantija

  • Ta’ Kola Windmill

St Paul’s Catacombs, named after the celebrated saint himself, will feature roaming re-enactment actors dressed as Roman soldiers and a collection of statues of Saint Paul traditionally displayed in Maltese homes in celebration of the feast. Since honey was a staple in Roman times, visitors of the catacombs will also have the opportunity to purchase the award-winning honey produced by bees kept at some of Heritage Malta’s sites. Exclusive artisan jewellery will be on sale too.

The sites will be open from 09:00 until 16:30. Normal admission rates apply. Students and seniors are encouraged to make use of their Heritage Malta passports.