Friends of Manx National Heritage (FMNH) are delighted to announce that Heritage Malta and Manx National Heritage have signed a reciprocal agreement.
The agreement enables FMNH members who are resident in the Isle of Man to use their FMNH membership cards at a range of historic properties in Malta. In return Heritage Malta membership cardholders can use their cards at Manx National Heritage sites throughout the Isle of Man.
Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It's a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples which are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Ggantija Temples in Gozo, Hangar Qim, Mnajdra Temples and Tarxien Temples.
Nicola Pemberton, Admin & Development Officer of FMNH said:
'I am very pleased to announce this reciprocal agreement. FMNH members will certainly enjoy visiting Malta and their diverse range of national monuments. The Isle of Man will be very happy to welcome Heritage Malta members to 10,000 years of Manx History and encourage them to explore the Island’s rich heritage. We are delighted that the Trustees of the Manx Museum and National Trust have approved the agreement and this now adds to one we already have with D’in l-art Helwa in Malta.'
Noel Zammit from Heritage Malta said:
'This agreement does not only extend the benefits of the Heritage Malta Membership scheme to its members, who are now able to visit for free exceptional heritage sites such as Castle Rushen and Peel Castle, but is yet another important step to promote Malta and highlight its rich and varied cultural heritage with Friends of Manx National Heritage Members. We look forward to hosting FMNH members and make their visit in Malta one to remember!'