Pioneering Early Photography : Postal Photographs by Richard Ellis
6 June - 30 December 2023
Our First Floor Gallery is showing a photographic exhibition of a number of rare black and white photos taken in the early 1920’s by English photographer Richard Ellis. The prints focus exclusively on the General Post Office in Merchant’s Street and also take us behind the scenes to the sorting rooms where Malta’s mail was readied for dispatching.
6 December - 27 January 2024
Civil splendour is a spectacular exhibition of the ornate uniforms worn by civil servants and colonial officials in years gone by together with the modern equivalents that are very rarely seen at the Court of St James’s in our own times. The exhibition will feature all five grades of civil uniforms; from the modest fifth class uniforms up to the glorious gold embroidered tailcoats of governors and secretaries of state. Also on show will be the exotically plumed cocked hats that accompany these outfits. A detailed catalogue is available describing the history of these uniforms, hats, and gold embroidery work.