Casa Bernard Location: Rabat Directions: Click to view directions Address: Triq San Pawl, Rabat, Malta Website: http://www.casabernard.eu Casa Bernard is a lived-in Maltese Palazzino of historical importance that is open to visitors for guided tours. The cellar and the well go back to Roman times while the Watchtower is late medieval. The Palazzino was built in the 1570s in the Mannerist style with Baroque additions later. The restoration took about 3 years and was a great challenge for the owners to keep everything intact and authentic while being restored with sympathy and understanding. The owners decided to open it for guided tours in order to cope with the crippling costs of the upkeep and maintenance. They offer the visitor a satisfying cultural experience of the Maltese way of life across the ages and show how a period house could still be lived-in today with some modernisation. The greatest satisfaction for the owners now is reading the positive comments by visitors regarding the architecture of the house and the fine collection of paintings, silver, furniture, china and fine intricate crockery on display. “An unforgettable experience not to be missed “and “A hidden jewel in Rabat” are 2 of the many positive comments on the house left by visitors. The property offers limited wheelchair access. The post Casa Bernard appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Casa Rocca Piccola Location: Valletta Directions: Click to view directions Address: Casa Rocca Piccola, Republic Street, Valletta, Malta Website: http://www.casaroccapiccola.com Casa Rocca Piccola was built in the 16th Century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta, and is now the family ancestral home of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. Often described as a ‘living museum’, Casa Rocca Piccola is the only privately owned Palazzo open to the public in Valletta and has a fascinating variety of different things to see which come to life on entertaining guided tours. At Casa Rocca Piccola you will also get to see a network of underground passages and tunnels cut out of the rock over its 400 year history which were used during World War II to protect hundreds of people from enemy bombing. To fully appreciate what Casa Rocca Piccola has to offer you have to visit! The post Casa Rocca Piccola appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. ESPLORA Location: Kalkara Directions: Click to view directions Address: Esplora, Kalkara, Malta Website: http://www.esplora.org.mt Esplora is a unique visitor attraction, offering a very enjoyable experience that will make science more appealing and fun for everyone. Visitors may interact with cutting-edge exhibits that deal with different aspects of science. Everyone is encouraged to explore, think and imagine by touching, feeling and using the exhibits in a hands-on, body-on, mind-on approach that we are not used to seeing in such venues. Visitors can make their way to the Planetarium building which offers the Universe exhibition as well as the Planetarium shows on the massive dome screen. The Activity centre is also not to be missed which features regular science shows and workshops. Esplora also boasts a sprawling outdoor area and exhibits, a historical exhibition and the stunning views of Valletta and the Grand Harbour. The post ESPLORA appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Fly Time Events, Malta Location: Sliema Directions: Click to view directions Address: Censu Xerri, Tas-Sliema, Malta Website: http://www.flytimemalta.com/ Fly Time Events Malta will make you experience the beautiful Maltese islands in the middle of the Mediterranean in Style. A new spacious 36 foot (11 metre), unique, stylish motor yacht fully equipped with all safety measures. Fly Time Events offers Private Charters or Fly N` Comino Trips (Blue Lagoon) with the possibility of doing parasailing with us and Parasailing and Sunset Harbour Cruise with a Twist. At Fly Time Events we treat our customers as executive guests by helping and doing our best to give individual attention to all guests on board. With a maximum capacity of 15 guests the motor yacht has ample space and also a relaxing cruising speed. Situated at Sliema Ferries, Fly Time Events also offers pickup and drop off from any safe jetty or marina weather permitting for safe accessibility to our guests when boarding. Fly Time Events will do their best to give your stay in Malta that special treat on your vacation. The post Fly Time Events, Malta appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Fort Rinella Location: Kalkara Directions: Click to view directions Address: Fort Rinella, Kalkara, Malta Website: http://www.fortrinella.com/ Fort Rinella is Malta’s only historic fort open to the public and one of the liveliest visitor attractions around. It was built by the British in the late 19th century to house the gigantic Armstrong 100-ton gun. This gun was the first ever mechanically operated gun and also the largest ever built. It fired a one-ton shell using a quarter ton of gun powder to pierce 65cm of ship armour at an extraordinary distance of 8miles! Entrusted to Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, this fort is currently being restored to its original state. Daily historical re-enactments recreating aspects of late 19th century military garrison life, inclusive of live cannon and musketry firings take place at this site starting at 11.00hrs with the main re-enactment starting at 14.00hrs. The property offers limited wheelchair access to the museum only. Open from Monday to Saturday except on certain festive days from 10.00 till 17.00hrs. Entrance fee is Adult €12; Children (under 16yrs): €5 The post Fort Rinella appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Gozo 360 Location: Victoria - Gozo Directions: Click to view directions Address: Citadel Cinema, Gozo, Victoria, Malta Website: http://www.gozo360.com.mt/ Glorious Gozo! A little island in the sun, concentrated with a fascinating history, rich in craft, culture and colour – an island of charm and joy. The very essence of Gozo has been captured in a stunning sound and vision experience. More than a thousand coloured pictures have been combined to create an entertainment which will delight viewers with music, legend, a tapestry of history and spectacular scenery. In a little under half an hour, the show gives you a glimpse of Gozo’s past and an insight into the Gozo of today. Sit back in air-conditioned comfort, select the commentary language of your choice and be transported across the centuries through the famed Gozo landscape. The post Gozo 360 appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Malta 5D Location: Valletta Directions: Click to view directions Address: Malta 5D, Valletta, Malta Website: http://malta5d.com/ The Malta5D show is a unique cinematic experience. It is a multilingual, historical and cultural attraction created to suit all ages and attract a diverse audience utilizing new generation 5D cinema technologies. It’s an amazing 3D film enhanced with special effects – leg ticklers, water spray, air blasts, scents and moving seats. The attraction is innovative, informative, educational, exciting, fun and just the place for curious people! Malta 5D takes you on an enchanting voyage to discover the thrilling events that shaped Malta’s history. Together with a ‘Maltese Falcon’, spectators soar over the archipelago and dive into the open seas, twist and turn around narrow quaint village streets and hold their breath against on-coming attacks of spears and bombs! Enjoy a memorable adventure, witness the evidence of human life in the various prehistoric temples, from the victorious era of the Knights of St John, up to Malta’s heroic approach during World War II. The post Malta 5D appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Malta at War Museum Location: Cospicua Directions: Click to view directions Address: Malta at War Museum, Birgu, Malta Website: http://www.maltaatwarmuseum.com The Malta at War Museum (MAW) is located at Couvre Porte, Vittoriosa (Birgu). The museum stands to document the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders have endured during the dark days of the Malta Blitz (1940-43) in WW2. The museum is housed in an 18th century army barracks which served as a police station and air raid precautions centre during the war. It sits on top of a massive underground rock-cut air raid shelter which offered refuge to hundreds of people. This shelter has been restored and forms part of the museum experience. The MAW offers a rich collection of period artefacts and memorabilia ranging from personal items, documents, medals, uniforms and weaponry. It also features numerous period newsreels and sounds, hands-on interpretation and multilingual audio-guides. At this museum, one can also watch the first documentary ever made on the island ‘Malta G.C.’ This short film was released by the Crown Film Unit in January 1943 on the initiative of King George VI who wished all his subjects to witness with their own eyes the brave endurance that Malta was putting up in the face of impossible odds at a time when she received the George Cross for bravery from him. Wheelchair access to museum section only. The Malta at War Museum is open for visiting between Monday and Sunday from 10.00 till 17.00hrs. The post Malta at War Museum appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Malta Aviation Museum Location: Attard Directions: Click to view directions Address: Malta Aviation Museum, Attard, Malta Website: http://www.maltaviationmuseum.com/ The Malta Aviation museum is a sought-after attraction by both local and overseas aviation enthusiasts. It is also an ideal family attraction guaranteed to draw the interest of both kids and parents even if they are not aviation buffs. The Museum is located on the old airfield of Takali (Ta’Qali), Malta’s first civilian airport, opened in 1938, which, during WWII became a fighter airfield, gaining the distinction of being the most bombed airfield in the world. The Museum’s collection comprises of wartime aircraft and post war jets, including the well-known Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, Hawker Hurricane IIa, de Havilland Tiger Moth, North American T6 Texan, Douglas Dakota IV, as well as a Fairey Swordfish, Beechcraft 18 and others. The jets consist of de Havilland Vampire T11, Hawker Seahawk, Fiat G91R and Gloster Meteors T7, F8 and NF14. Aircraft engines, airfield vehicles and equipment, uniforms and memorabilia are also displayed. The Museum is run by a Non Governmental Organization – Malta Aviation Museum Foundation – made up mostly of volunteers, which continuously strives to acquire new items for display in its collection to enhance the island’s rich aviation history. The post Malta Aviation Museum appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Malta Classic Car Collection Location: St. Pauls Bay Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Malta Classic Car Collection Klamari Street, Qawra. Malta Website: http://www.classiccarsmalta.com/ The Malta Classic Car Museum is a veritable paradise for car enthusiasts, both local and foreign. Although many cars inspire us, classic cars make ones heart beat faster. These classics, (steel and chrome), range from T-Birds and Spitfires to Fiats and Fords. They encompass the iconic look and feel of motoring and of these we have a vast selection spread over 3,000 square metres. Strolling around one is transported back through time, revisiting the golden eras of motoring. To aid this retro feel, we have also decked out the museum with a collection of antiques and memorabilia from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Gramophones, antique television sets, jukeboxes and other fashions of yesteryear all help to frame our collection and portray it in the right context. The post Malta Classic Car Collection appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. MALTA FALCONRY CENTRE Location: Siggiewi Directions: Click to view directions Address: Triq l-Imqabba, Siggiewi, Malta Website: http://www.maltafalconrycentre.com Explore the Malta falconry centre and live this unique experience, watch our falconers fly several different species of well-trained birds of prey and see these magnificent birds in free flight. The facility holds its own free parking; open spaces around the centre are all fully-accessible for everyone who visits us. Complementing the centre one vcan find a small souvenir area situated at the main entrance, offering wonderful gifts to memorize the experience at the unique falconry in Malta. The Falconry is situated in the beautiful outskirts of Siggiewi, which is a more traditional Maltese village with typical local landscapes. Whilst ensuring the highest care for these magnificent birds of prey, we proudly invite you to visit the only falconry found in Malta. This attraction is inspired by the ancient tradition of falconry, which dates back to the 13th century when the European emperors used to send their best falconers in order to obtain the most valuable birds of Maltese origin. The post MALTA FALCONRY CENTRE appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Malta National Aquarium Location: St. Pauls Bay Directions: Click to view directions Address: Malta National Aquarium, Saint Paul's Bay, Malta Website: http://www.aquarium.com.mt/ The Malta National Aquarium has been designed to replicate a number of scenic terrestrial and underwater locations in Malta including the Blue Grotto, the Grand Harbour and also other areas in Gozo and Comino. The displays are cleverly themed to tell a story of cultural and conservational importance related to the Maltese islands, whilst the animals filling the displays are from native, cold water, and tropical marine as well as freshwater eco-systems. The main tank of the aquarium houses species from all over the world, including a variety of shark, ray and coral reef species. This tank is approximately 12 metres in diameter and allows visitors to go through a water tunnel thereby experiencing the fish at a much closer range. The Aquarium is currently undertaking a number of projects related to cat shark and skate development of local species, as well as spreading awareness about local marine research and conservation. The post Malta National Aquarium appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum Location: Mdina Directions: Click to view directions Address: Palazzo Falson, Triq IL Villegaignon, Mdina, Malta Website: http://www.palazzofalson.com/ Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Mdina, with its origins dating back to the early 13th century. Its most recent owner and resident, Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher (1889-1962), was a distinguished man who received a number of honours. He was a philanthropist and a passionate collector of objets d’art and historical items, putting together the extraordinarily rich collection of antiques now on display in this Palazzo. The collection includes Baroque paintings, antique silver, furniture, jewellery, oriental rugs, arms and armour, as well as a remarkable library containing over 4,500 books and some highly valuable manuscripts. A roof-top café enjoying sweeping views of the island and a gift shop which stocks museum related publications, books on Maltese art and history together with high quality giftware, complements this Museum. Several events, workshops and lectures as well as an annual temporary exhibition are held throughout the year. Wheelchair access to ground floor area only The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm (last entries at 4pm). It is closed on Mondays. The post Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Playmobil FunPark Location: Birzebbuga Directions: Click to view directions Address: Playmobil FunPark, Birżebbuġa, Malta Website: http://www.playmobilmalta.com/ The Playmobil Fun Park in Malta was created with the aim of providing an opportunity for children and their carers to interact with Playmobil’s range of figures and play-sets in a fun-filled and safe environment. The Playmobil Fun Park comprises both an internal as well as external play area. Specific theme-oriented zones full of Playmobil toys are available for toddlers and youngsters in the internal area, while outside there is space for water based activities. A unique play experience in an area covering 2000 square metres. The Playmobil Fun Park shop displays the full Playmobil range by topic and age. We regularly organize craft workshops, face painting, and activities for all the family. There are also weekend and school holiday events to complement the services offered. “Smiling faces in the making” is our recently introduced guided tour of the Playmobil factory, a great and unique opportunity to see how our figures come to life! Reservation is recommended, for more information visit our website. The post Playmobil FunPark appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Popeye’s Village Location: Mellieha Directions: Click to view directions Address: Anchor Bay Divesite, Mellieha, Malta Website: http://www.popeyemalta.com Popeye Village, situated in Anchor Bay, Mellieha is the only still standing film set in all of Europe. Popeye Village, built in 1979 for the musical movie POPEYE is nowadays considered as a live tribute to the late Robin Williams, the actor who played the one eyed sailor – which coincidently was his first movie that made it to the big screen. Nowadays, Popeye Village is considered a major attraction in Malta. Visitors can enjoy: Entrance to Popeye’s Film Set A variety of Animation Shows Access to Popeye’s Comic Museum 15 minutes Boat trip around Anchor Bay (Weather permitting) Entrance to the Cinema (for a 15 minute Documentary of the Film Set) Silver Smith Demonstrations Use of Nine-Hole Mini-Golf course Free Postcard And in summer, visitors can also: Use of Water Games, Trampolines and Slides Use of Splash Pool Use of Play Pool Use of Sun Beds, Sun Umbrellas and Showers Opening Hours and Entrance Fee: 1st June – 30th June , 1st September – 31st October Rates per person from the Ticket Booth : Adults: €14.50 Children (3-12yrs): €11.50 1st July – 31st August Rates per person from the Ticket Booth : Adults: €15.50 Children (3-12yrs): €12.50 1st November – 30th May Rates per person from the Ticket Booth : Adults: €10.50 Children (3-12yrs): €8.50 The post Popeye’s Village appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Saluting Battery Location: Valletta Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Saluting Battery, Valletta, Malta Website: http://www.salutingbattery.com Located high along Valletta’s eastern historic ramparts, the Saluting Battery enjoys unrivalled spectacular views of the Grand Harbour and its surrounding fortified towns. It is also perhaps the oldest saluting battery still in operation anywhere in the world. Following a lull of almost half-a century, this battery is back in use following an extensive restoration process by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna – the Malta Heritage Trust in conjunction with the Malta Tourism Authority. Once again, its guns resonate daily in the same way of old to herald the passage of mid-day and again at 16.00 hrs. Audio Guides in various languages are available for self guiding. The Saluting Battery is open every day from 10.00 hrs till 17.00 hrs except on certain festive days. Guided tours are offered at 11.00 hrs, 12.05 hrs and 15.00 hrs. Entrance fee is of Euro 3.00 per adult, price inclusive of Audio Guide; Children Euro 1.00 each. The post Saluting Battery appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Knights Of Malta Location: Mdina Directions: Click to view directions Address: Triq L Imhazen, L-Imdina, Malta Website: http://theknightsofmalta.com/ The Knights of Malta is a unique series of expertly captured scenes from the original tales of the life and times of the Crusader Knights. Roaming through, one can easily discover mysteries and secrets behind facts and legend. Venture in and relive dangerous times, with dramatic recreations of knights and soldiers in combat. As you journey through, beware, lest you be seized by corsairs and kept prisoner till your ransom is paid. A creative, extraordinary achievement produced by interactive, special effects, dramatic lighting and atmosphere aromas, depicts the energy of those who lived, fought and died in bygone centuries. It tells the story of an exhilarating voyage back through the ages as you wander through passages of the unknown which put your courage to the test. One can listen to the story of the knights through audio guides in 13 different languages. Open seven days a week from 10am – 5:00pm except Christmas Day The post The Knights Of Malta appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Limestone Heritage, Park and Gardens Location: Siggiewi Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Limestone Heritage, Park and Gardens, Triq Mons Mikel Azzopardi, Siggiewi, Malta Website: http://www.limestoneheritage.com/ The Limestone Heritage is a unique 20,000,000-year-old journey, beginning at the very birth of the Maltese Archipelago. Starting with a multi-lingual, audiovisual presentation in the modern, state-of-the-art auditorium, discover how rock was used to create places ranging from shelter and burial to worship and defense. Encounter lifelike dioramas, see how stone was cut and dressed, inspect an ancient fossilized seabed, 2400 year-old Punic tombs, a 30 foot high waterfall and an array of authentic exhibits and amusing curios such as the colourful 1937 Dodge Lorry. Wander through typical Maltese architecture and watch a master craftsman carving masterpieces in limestone or have a go under the guidance of our craftsman and carve your own souvenir in limestone. Finally relax in the shade of our citrus grove as peacocks roam around freely or in the comfort of a modern visitors centre, housing a cafeteria and a gift shop selling authentic souvenirs. The post The Limestone Heritage, Park and Gardens appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Magro Food Village Location: Xewkija - Gozo Directions: Click to view directions Address: Triq It-Taflija, Ix-Xewkija, Malta Website: http://www.magro.com.mt/ Keeping Gozitan culinary traditions alive! Visitors can now transform their trip to Gozo into a truly memorable one by visiting the Magro Food Village first and acquire all the tips you need before setting off to explore the Island. There is something interesting guaranteed for all the family … with activities including cow milking and bull’s eye competitions*, hands-on cooking experiences* and head-in-hole photo shoots. *against payment. Also included in the tour is Gozo’s dairy heritage. Visitors are invited to watch and sample Gozitan cheese in the making and sample a vast range of products produced within the village complex. From home-made chutneys, honey and jams to olives, antipasto, pickles and patés, the recipes are all typically Mediterranean, healthy and a feast for one’s senses. Their products make excellent gifts to take back home – either for friends and dear ones, or simply to be enjoyed by the visitors themselves! It is important to note that all tours should be pre-booked. Directions: From Mgarr Harbour follow the main road to Victoria, until you reach the main roundabout. Then follow the signs to The Magro food Village The post The Magro Food Village appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Malta Experience Location: Valletta Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Malta Experience, Valletta, Malta Website: http://www.themaltaexperience.com/ Malta’s first and foremost audio-visual attraction; the show covers 7000 years of history in 45 minutes. From the early settlers of the temple period and the Knights of the Great Siege, through to the destruction of World War 2 and the island’s accession into the European Union. Through beautiful imagery, a gripping commentary in 17 languages is accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack. The Malta Experience has enthralled over 4 million visitors at its purpose-built panoramic auditorium. The show has over the years built up a reputation as being the ideal way of starting your sightseeing of the islands. The post The Malta Experience appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Mdina Experience Location: Mdina Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Mdina Experience 7, Mesquita Square Mdina, Malta Website: http://themdinaexperience.com/ The Mdina Experience is an unmatched entertainment that traces the fascinating story of the old capital city. Multi-controlled high resolution projection systems have been used for this thrilling attraction with a large screen for the clearest panoramic images. This spectacular attraction offers the option of state-of-the-art, headset-based surround systems with simultaneous multi-language soundtracks. Take an unforgettable 30 minutes to experience Mdina’s fascinating journey through time. Relive Mdina’s 7000 years of tragedies and tribulations. The cult of the mother goddess, the shipwreck of St. Paul, the medieval city half destroyed by an earthquake and gloriously rebuilt, Mdina defended by the fighting spirit of the Knights of St. John. There is ancient history and realism but above all high drama which makes up the story of The Mdina Experience. Listen to The Mdina Experience in 12 different languages. Open seven days a week from 10am –17.00 except Christmas Day The post The Mdina Experience appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Shipwreck Location: Birkirkara Directions: Click to view directions Address: The Shipwreck, Triq S. Sommier, Birkirkara, Malta Website: http://www.theshipwreckmalta.com The Shipwreck docudrama portrays the story of Saint Paul’s arrival and his 3 months stay on the Maltese Islands in around 60AD, with flash-forwards/backwards of the actual historical still standing remains commemorating this event. Our docudrama is projected using a new technology of multiple projectors on a 13m wide screen (120° viewing), with amazing surround sound systems and visual effects. This 35 minute journey invites you to live Saint Paul’s journey to Rome before appearing in front of Caesar. The narration is in 6 different languages: Maltese, English, French, Italian, German and Spanish with headsets for an international audience. Our theatre is fully air-conditioned, fully carpeted, and is accessible to people with special needs. Bus Numbers: 41,43,45,46,48,49,50,54,56 leaving from Valletta, stop at Paris bus stop and then follow road signs (5 minutes walk). Signage is installed on Mannarinu road (on the crossroads towards St Francis/ Sant’Antnin Church). We are situated behind this church. The Shipwreck is produced by ĊAK, directed by Massimo My and co-funded by the EU Funds for Sustainable Tourism. We welcome you on board Saint Paul’s voyage from Jerusalem to Rome, passing through our shores for an unforgettable experience. The post The Shipwreck appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. The Wignacourt Museum Location: Rabat Directions: Click to view directions Address: Wignacourt Museum, College Street, Rabat, Malta Website: http://www.wignacourtmuseum.com/ The Wignacourt Museum is once again open after an extensive restoration project. The complex includes St Paul’s Grotto – considered to be the cradle of Christianity in Malta. On site one can admire rooms hewn from rock which provided shelter to a number of families during the Second World War. These lead to the intricate labyrinth of catacombs which date back to Roman times. Upstairs is the Church of St Publius and the beautiful Baroque building inaugurated by Grand Master Alof de Wignacourt for the chaplains of the Knights of St John who were entrusted with looking after the Grotto. It now houses a magnificent collection of paintings, silver, vestments and other unique artefacts. The post The Wignacourt Museum appeared first on Quality Assured Malta. Valletta Living History Location: Valletta Directions: Click to view directions Address: Valletta Living History, Valletta, Malta Website: http://www.vallettalvinghistory.com “History, elegance and lifestyle wrapped up in one great attraction!” This attraction has been recommended by many as the best place to start off with when visiting Valletta. Valletta Living History is an action-packed docudrama depicting the history, culture and lifestyle of Malta and the Maltese. The high definition impact on large screen starts off with Valletta as bare rock and flows through the islands’ chequered history with reenacted dramatic interpretations of the Great Siege, the French and British occupations and rare archive footage from the Second World War all the way to present day Malta. Located right in the heart of Valletta, it gives a perfect introduction to all there is to know about the island without too many details, leaving you free to carry on your discovery in whichever direction you prefer. Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Japanese Showing Times: 10:00, 10:45, 11:30, 12:15, 13:00, 13:45, 14:30, 15:00 The post Valletta Living History appeared first on Quality Assured Malta.