Heritage - Events December 2018

Heritage - Events December 2018

Created on 02 December 2018 by stanley.debono@gov.mt

 Core and Periphery activity poster

Exhibition: Core and Periphery: Mdina and Safi in the 9th and 10th centuries

Until 31 January 2019, National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

This exhibition is the first of a series prepared by the National Museum of Archaeology dedicated to MEDIEVAL MALTA.

This exhibition presents some of the results obtained from two rescue excavations carried out in Mdina in 2008 and Safi in 2015. Both excavations yielded precious archaeological information on Malta’s Dark Ages – a period of dramatic historical change that saw the end of Byzantine domination and the arrival of the Arabs in Malta. The ceramic typology for these periods is being presented for the first time, as a way of introducing a wider discussion on the society and the economy of Malta in the 9th and 10th Centuries. In particular the exhibition focuses on the dual nature of urban versus rural life in the period.

Admission to the exhibition will be free of charge.

In collaboration with the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the University of Malta.


Exhibition: Not A Megalithic Yard: A Closer Look at Malta’s Megalithic Architecture

Until 31 December 2018, Ħaġar Qim & Mnajdra Temples, Qrendi

The exhibition reveals the surprising results of research carried out into Malta's Megalithic Architecture, particularly the proportions of the temple doorways and entry passageways.  At the Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Visitor Centre. Entrance to the exhibition free of charge.

Opening hours: 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).


Open Day - Kordin Temples 

8 December - Kordin Temples, Rahal Gdid

On Saturday 8th December, a public holiday, Heritage Malta will open to the public Kordin Temples in Raħal Ġdid, a site not regularly open to the public.  During the open day, guided tours of the site will start at 10.30 (in English), 12.00 (in Maltese) & at 15.30hrs (in English).

The site will be open from 09.00 till 17.00hrs (last admission at 16.30hrs).


Reduced Admission - Natalis Notablis

8 December - Domus Romana, Rabat

As part of the Natalis Notablis event being held on Saturday 8th December in Rabat, the Domvs Romana will be open all day at the discounted admission fee of only €2 per person.

On the day, opening hours will be extended to 22:30hrs (last admission at 22.00hrs).



15 December, MUŻA,  Auberge d’Italie, Merchant Street, Valletta

Visit MUŻA on Sunday 15th December and gain free admission to the new National Museum of Art in Malta and Heritage Malta’s flagship project for Valletta’s 2018 Capital City of Culture. 

Opening hours: from 10:00am till midnight.



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