The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage is thrilled to announce the addition of 48 properties to the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
This latest addition to the Inventory predominantly includes British period military constructions across Malta, including renowned historical gems as Fort Mosta, Victoria Lines, and Fort Rinella.
This staggering number of additions reminds us of the rich cultural tapestry of the Maltese islands. From well-known landmarks to less celebrated gems, the additions highlight the continuous effort to preserve and celebrate the cultural legacy of the nation. The commitment to safeguarding these cultural assets remains an ongoing endeavour.
The Superintendence encourages the public to visit the GIS Interface on our website, which not only serves as a portal of information for all sites located in the National Inventory, but can also easily highlight the latest additions when selecting “Latest Entries” on the lefthand navigator.
As outlined in Article 59(1) and Article 70, it is imperative to note that any development or intervention on these properties requires prior approval from the Superintendent. Furthermore, causing damage to any of the properties included in the Inventory, even if privately owned, is strictly prohibited and constitutes an offense punishable by law.
The National Inventory is a cultural heritage register curated and compiled by the Superintendence as one of its functions established by the Cultural Heritage Act (CAP 445).
The full list of properties recently added to the Inventory can be found on Government Gazzette No. 21,170, dated 26 December, 2023 (G.N. 1804).
Pictured: Fort Rinella, or Rinella Battery