50 Years in Mdina 1973-2023
A Photographic Journey and Brief Guide
The National Museum of Natural History in Malta, also known as the “Il-Mużew tal-Ħsejjes Naturali,” is located in Mdina, the ancient capital city of Malta. The museum is housed in a grand baroque building called Vilhena Palace, which was originally constructed in the 18th century as the official residence of the Grand Master of the Knights of St. John.The National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to showcasing Malta’s natural heritage and biodiversity. It features a wide range of exhibits that cover various aspects of natural history, including geology, paleontology, zoology, and botany. The museum’s collections include specimens of minerals, fossils, shells, insects, birds, mammals, and marine life, among others.
Visitors to the museum can explore different galleries that provide insights into the geological formation of Malta, the evolution of its flora and fauna, and the ecological diversity found within the Maltese Islands. The exhibits are carefully curated and often accompanied by informative panels, interactive displays, and multimedia presentations, offering an engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages.
The National Museum of Natural History in Malta aims to promote awareness and appreciation of the country’s natural heritage, as well as to foster a sense of environmental conservation. It serves as an important resource for researchers, students, and the general public interested in learning about Malta’s unique ecosystems and the challenges they face.