Venues

Sharing the Legacy will take place across various sites in Valletta and the Grand Harbour area.


Main conference venue

Fort St Elmo

Fort St. Elmo is a star-shaped fort built by the Order of St. John at the tip of the peninsula, on which Valletta is also built, to save guard the two main harbours of Malta – the Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour. The fort had a major role during the most important historic events that occurred throughout Maltese history, especially the Great Siege of 1565 and World War II (text and images provided by Heritage Malta).

Valletta

Welcome Dinner

Malta Maritime Museum

Housed within the Old Naval bakery, the Malta Maritime Museum charts Malta’s maritime history and lore within a Mediterranean context. Today the museum houses a unique collection of over 20,000 artefacts belonging to Malta’s Maritime past. Nowadays the museum is proud to showcase some unique artefacts including the largest known roman anchor in the world, the earliest known ex:voto on the island, the largest ship model belonging to the Order of St John, the largest collection of cannons on the island, the Napoleonic figure head of the 110 gun ship HMS Hibernia, a 1950s working marine steam engine, and a collection of 60+ boats. The Malta Maritime Museum at the Marina Grande helps visitors chart 7,000 years of history under one roof.

Ex-Naval Bakery Vittoriosa Waterfront, Birgu

Film Screening

City Lights

City Lights cinema is a unique site in Malta’s capital, Valletta. The site is a historic place of image production and its close proximity, in St. John Street, to Strait Street brings it into a fascinating and significant part of Malta’s cultural heritage. The present owner is Anton Baldacchino whose father Alex have occupied the property since May 1976, continuing the family tradition of cinematographers after his grandfather Walter Baldacchino who was the proprietor of a number of Cinemas including ABC ex Comet in 1963, Capitol 1950, Radio City in 1958, the Odeon in 1952 and the Manoel Theatre for five years starting in 1956.

St John's Street, Valletta

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