Welcome to the Malta Postal Museum - home to an extensive collection of postal artefacts related to Malta’s long and colourful history. Our museum is housed in a converted Valletta home which has retained its Baroque façade but has also been extensively remodeled throughout its interior to best display the collection in a contemporary setting.
Spread over four floors, the museum explores centuries of postal history starting way back in the 16th century during the time of the Order of St. John in Malta. The collection not only marks historic milestones but also tells the stories of the numerous individuals who played a part in the development of Malta’s communication.
The building was designed and equipped to handle the needs of visitors with special mobility requirements and our museum has a lift to all floors. The building is fully air-conditioned.
Upstairs in our audio visual room is an exhibition of original artworks by Emvin Cremona. Widely acknowledged as one of Malta's finest artists, Cremona supplied over 170 designs for 62 sets of stamps. His artworks define and establish an imagery of innovation, often challenging the basic format of stamp design. Inspired by everyday life, Cremona's designs cover a wide range of subjects including historical events and personalities. They explore the introduction of abstraction in postage stamp artwork and illustrate his interpretation of the human figure and our rich, cultural landscape. These artworks are an absolute treasure.
The museum houses a fully operational post office where you can avail yourself of most postal services - buy stamps, register letters / with AR, buy and encash money and postal orders, top-up your philatelic account as well as personalize your stamps and post letters. Our counter staff are more than happy to assist you.