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Embark on a captivating journey through time at the Malta Maritime Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, “An Island at the Crossroads.” Celebrating the completion of the first phase of the Malta Maritime Museum project in Birgu, partly funded by the EEA Norway Grants 2014-2021, this one-of-a-kind exhibition is set to mesmerize visitors for an entire year.
Malta, an island nation shaped by centuries of waves crashing against its shores, unfolds its rich history in this immersive showcase. From venturing beyond its boundaries to becoming a global bridge, Malta’s destiny is intricately woven with tales of war, famine, and prosperity. “An Island at the Crossroads” is a testament to the island’s resilience and a captivating exploration of its identity.
This state-of-the-art exhibition unveils Malta’s strategic position in the Mediterranean, presenting a tapestry of stories influenced by the sea’s profound impact on the nation. Delve into a narrative of love, conflict, and the challenges faced by those seeking a fresh start across the seas. The exhibition features a diverse collection of artifacts, from ex-voto paintings to antique seafaring instruments, each telling a compelling story.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this year-long interactive experience that promises to transport you through the annals of Malta’s maritime history. “An Island at the Crossroads” is not just an exhibition; it’s an invitation to discover the essence of a nation shaped by the ebb and flow of the seas. Join us on this extraordinary voyage starting February 9, 2024, and witness Malta’s history come to life in a way like never before.

An Island at the Crossroads

From: 09 Feb 2024
To: 09 Feb 2025
February – Every day (except Tuesday): From 09.00 to 17.00
March till December – Every day: From 10.00 to 18.00

Ticket Prices
Adults €8
Seniors / Students / Concession €6
Children €4

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  • Pages: 144
  • Cover: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 20.5 x 25.5cm
  • Discounted Price (Limited Time Offer)
  • Delivery: From Monday 11/03/2024 onwards
  • Heritage Malta Publishing
  • Complimentary Admission Ticket to ”An Island at the Crossroads”

“Ilħna mit-tarzna” offers an engaging exploration of the Dockyard’s history through compelling interviews with individuals who left an indelible mark on Malta’s maritime heritage. This book presents a unique opportunity for readers to connect with the stories, challenges, and triumphs of those who dedicated their careers to the Dockyard.

For those eager to secure their copy, we are pleased to announce a special pre-launch offer. Each book purchased before the official launch on March 8, 2024, is available at the discounted price of 15 euro, down from the regular 25 euro. This exclusive offer is a token of appreciation for the early support and enthusiasm of our readers.

To claim your copy of “Ilħna mit-tarzna,” simply present your order confirmation email and a valid ID card at the Malta Maritime Museum. As an added benefit, each pre-launch purchase includes a complimentary ticket to the accompanying exhibition, valid for a year. Immerse yourself in the captivating narratives of the Dockyard and celebrate the maritime legacy of Malta. Don’t miss this chance to be among the first to experience “Ilħna mit-tarzna” and delve into the rich tapestry of the Dockyard’s history.