An immersive audiovisual experience will further enhance visits to Underground Valletta

An immersive audiovisual experience will further enhance visits to Underground Valletta

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 23, 2022
An immersive audiovisual experience will further enhance visits to Underground Valletta in the coming days. The experience is the result of a project funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade through its Cultural Diplomacy Fund, and by Heritage Malta.


The project focuses on three aspects that stood out in the life of civilians in Malta and in the allied countries during World War II, namely shelter, famine and resistance. The project’s objective is to unite people from different countries through these shared experiences.


Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg, together with the British High Commissioner for the Republic of Malta Katherine Ward, and the Ambassador of the French Republic to the Republic of Malta Agnès von der Mühll visited Underground Valletta.


During this visit, Minister Owen Bonnici explained how this experience shows the continuous determination to keep preserving our national heritage. “This experience is an immersive one and is a clear testimony that one will be able to explore and discover as well as learn. Places like these are a very important learning experience for our country,” concluded Minister Bonnici


Minister Ian Borg emphasised the Ministry's commitment to continue assisting in the promotion of the country’s culture and history abroad in collaboration with Maltese cultural entities such as Heritage Malta. “Such projects continue to raise awareness both on a local scale, where today's generation can appreciate our country’s history as well as what those before us went through, but more than that these projects remain a strong platform to continue promoting our country’s name and its rich history, stated Minister Borg.


He continued that as a Ministry they have assisted in many projects of a cultural and artistic nature, with the most recent one the Enlightened Universe monument. “Today's project also reflects present times and therefore the importance to fight for more peace and unity. Furthermore, the importance of neutrality which our country embraces, a very important tool through which Malta will continue to offer humanitarian aid and will continue to work in favour of peace in the Mediterranean and in neighbouring regions," concluded Minister Borg.


The immersive experience will be included in the normal admission price for Underground Valletta until the end of November. During this period, Underground Valletta will be open every day of the week. Tickets may be purchased from the National Museum of Archaeology or online from

Ministers Ian Borg & Owen Bonniċi attend Underground Valletta

Permanent Secretary Christopher Cutajar with Minister Owen Bonnici

Minister Ian Borg in Underground Valletta

Underground Valletta