Visit three Heritage Malta Birgu sites for €3 this weekend

At the end of this week, as part of the BirguFest activities, Heritage Malta will be offering a reduced combined ticket for the price of €3 which will provide access to Fort St Angelo, the Malta Maritime Museum and the Inquisitor’s Palace along the whole weekend. The three said sites will extend their opening hours for this occasion.

On Saturday, during the Birgu by Candlelight event, visitors at Fort St Angelo will also be able to experience the Fort magically lit up with fjakkoli (traditional torches).

On Sunday, re-enactors will be present throughout most of the day. Food and drinks will be on sale from the Officers’ Lounge at Fort St Angelo.

Upper Fort St Angelo, the area administered by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, will also be open throughout the three days and in the evening of the 11th and 12th October.

BirguFest weekend activities:

Friday 11 October

6.00 pm – Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in English)

6.00 pm – Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in Maltese)

7.00 and 8.30 pm – Discussing the French Blockade (1798 – 1800) at the Malta Maritime Museum

9.00 pm – Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

9.00 pm – Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in English)

Saturday 12 October

Fort St Angelo lit up with fjakkoli

6.00 pm – Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

7.00 and 8.30 pm – Discussing the French Blockade (1798 – 1800) at the Malta Maritime Museum

8.00 pm – Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in Maltese)

10.00 pm– Guided tour of Fort St Angelo (in English)

Sunday 13 October

9.30 am – Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in Maltese)

10.00 am to 4.00 pm – Re-enactments: Aspects of the Castrum Maris in 1400 at Fort St Angelo

12.00 pm – Guided tour of the Inquisitor’s Palace (in English)

All events will be held on a first come, first served basis.

Opening times:

  • Friday 11th October from 09.00 till 23.00hrs (last admission at 22.30hrs)
  • Saturday 12th October from 09.00 till mid-night (last admission at 23.30hrs)
  • Sunday 13th October from 09.00 till 18.00hrs (last admission at 17.30hrs).

BirguFest is being organised in collaboration with the Birgu Local Council.

For more information, you may visit Heritage Malta’s website.