Limestone Heritage

Limestone Heritage

Learn about limestone and its many uses at the Limestone Heritage

If you believe that geology rocks, then the Limestone Heritage is a great place to take your kids to learn more about Maltese geology as a family. As Maltese stone is used in construction 99% of the time, you don’t have to be in Malta for long to see that limestone is one of Malta’s top natural resources. However, Maltese limestone is not only useful for construction, but is often used in different arts and crafts.

Featuring a museum, garden and animal park, the Limestone Heritage offers a number of different attractions that are educational, entertaining and family-friendly. The Heritage is based in Siggiewi, a small village just south of Mdina. Set up as a walkthrough museum, the Limestone Heritage houses a number of exhibits and displays related to limestone as a natural resource, a staple resource in Maltese history dating back some 22 million years, and a material used to create art. The walkthrough is multi-lingual, offering audiovisual presentations in over 15 languages, including Maltese, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese.

As the Limestone Heritage is family-run, it is extremely family-oriented and has plenty for kids to see and do while they’re there. Stone sculpting demonstrations are available and kids and adults can join in on the fun. The Limestone heritage also houses an animal park, home to a number of birds and assorted farm animals. Both a café and gift shop are available, offering Maltese goods and exclusive stone souvenirs.

If you and your family are visiting in the summertime, the Heritage organises weekly events such as barbeques and folklore nights, allowing you to enjoy a great friendly atmosphere with your family at one of Malta’s top venues.

Did you know?

  • The famous eight-pointed Maltese Cross symbolizes the 8 obligations of the Knights of St John: Truth, faith, repent of sins, humility, justice, merciful, sincere and enduring persecution.
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