Din l-Art Helwa volunteers are now welcoming visitors at many of the historic sites it manages.  Visitors are invited to read the Guidelines for Covid 19 Health and Safety Precautions on the Din l-Art Helwa website dinlarthelwa.org

SPECIAL OPENING FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, AUGUST 2nd

Next Sunday, 2nd August 2020, being the first Sunday of the month, the following Din l-Art Helwa sites are open to visitors:

The medieval chapels of the Annunciation of Hal Millieri, limits of Zurrieq, that of Santa Marija of Bir Miftuh, near Luqa Airport, and St Roque’s Chapel in Zebbug will be open to visitors between 09.30 and 12 noon.    The Msida Bastion Historic Garden, Floriana, Wignacourt Tower in St Paul’s Bay, and Xutu Tower in Wied iz-Zurrieq are also open.

DAILY OPENINGS

MSIDA BASTION HISTORIC GARDEN – Floriana, offers a tranquil walk amidst history overlooking the unique view of Marsamxetto harbour.  Open Monday to Saturday daily between 09.30 and 12 noon, and first Sunday of each month. Special Night Tours every Saturday night starting at 2100 hours.  For information contact wardengor@gmail.com

WIGNACOURT TOWER  1610 – St Paul’s Bay – Opens daily between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. except on Thursday and Sundays.  An Open Day offering Free Tours with activities by Show Of Arms Re-Enactment Group is being held on 8th August, 2020 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

XUTU TOWER, Wied Iz-Zurrieq: Offers spectacular views from its roof especially at sunset.  Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday and Sunday mornings, and Tuesdays and Thursdays also in the afternoons.

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF VICTORIES, Valletta, first church of Valletta, is open Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.   Celebrations of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony have been resumed.

DELIMARA LIGHTHOUSE is now accepting bookings for heritage accommodation, a perfect place for a family holiday in a tranquil setting. For further information please contact admin@dinlarthelwa.org

Visitors are invited to observe Covid 19 precautions for Museums and Sites.


 

GUIDELINES TO VISITORS FOR MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL SITES COVID 19

Transitioning Obligatory Conditions taken from Department of Health Public Act of the Government of Malta Chapter 465.

DIN L-ART HELWA AND ITS VOLUNTEERS LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AT ITS HISTORIC SITES.

For the health and safety of visitors, Din l-Art Ħelwa advises that we are observing the following regulations:

  1. Visitors must endeavour to observe the 2 metre social distancing rule.
  2. Maximum capacity of each building is communicated at each site.
  3. Acrylic shields have been fixed for your safety to reception desks where these are manned.
  4. We will ask you to provide us with your contact details should contact tracing be required. This follows the General Privacy Protection Rules.
  5. Please use the Hand sanitizers available at the entrance.
  6. Toilets – for those sites with toilets, until further relaxations of use, visitors are advised that these are closed to the public.
  7. We advise you to wash your hands often before coming, and use your own cleansing gels after taking public transport.
  8. Information Leaflets – we are limiting the availability of these. Our volunteers will hand them to you, please keep these for your own personal use after your visit.  
  9. Exhibits – please do not touch the exhibits.
  10. Please limit handbags or backpacks and if possible avoid bringing them.
  11. Visitors will need to wear visors or masks as they enter the sites. If you forget your mask, spare masks can be bought for 1 euro at reception.
  12. Should you use our audio guides, please know we sanitise these after each use.
  13. Entry may be refused to any visitor who looks unwell.
  14. DLĦ sites are mostly located in fresh open countryside. We leave our doors and windows open to ensure good ventilitation.
  15. Enjoy your visit and we do hope to welcome you back.
  16. If you wish to help our voluntary organisation, become a Heritage Guardian. Do become a member, a volunteer or leave a donation.  Your help counts if we are to maintain these beautiful historic buildings.

 

THANK YOU