Heritage Malta has reopened the Għar Dalam prehistoric site, which had been closed since last March to enable extensive works that will ensure a more holistic and memorable experience for visitors.
These works, which have been funded by Heritage Malta with an investment of €250,000, are part of a much larger project which, once implemented, will see the Għar Dalam site form part of a park comprising four valleys and leading up to the outskirts of Ħal Safi.
Newsbook.com.mt spoke to architect Ruben Abela who explained that the works carried out in recent months include the refurbishment of the two main halls of the Għar Dalam museum in a style reflecting the old museum, as well as the inclusion of items on display for the first time ever and the embellishment of the main entrance and the museum shop.
Furthermore, in the cave itself, the lighting system has been improved, while throughout the rest of the site all alien flora has been removed and replaced by indigenous species. The site now also includes an educational garden, named Ġnien Dinja Waħda, where teachers may go with their students for interactive lessons in contact with nature.
The Għar Dalam site will be open to the public in line with Public Health regulations related to the Covid-19 pandemic. More information about Għar Dalam’s opening times may be found here.
This article was made possible thanks to a grant by Heritage Malta