On Sunday 20th of January 2013, Bir Mula Heritage House was visited by Hbieb il-Kappelli Maltin (Friends of the Maltese Chapels) who organised a tour of chapels in Bormla (Cospicua) and Isla (Senglea).
Three licensed guides were given a certificate as specialised guides for guiding tourists around Cospicua. The guides – Claudine Gauci, Adrian Gauci and Phyllis Chamberlain – successfully completed an intensive course organised by the Bir Mula Heritage museum of Cospicua. The course dealt with various aspects of history and heritage sites in Cospicua.
Museum curator John Vella, who presented the certificates, said that although Cospicua had a great number of unique heritage sites, such as medieval streets, narrow alleys, palazzos, religious sites and baroque fortifications, very few tour operators promoted this heritage.
While most local and foreign visitors appreciate these historical treasures found in Cospicua, local authorities such as MEPA still issued permits for development leading to the demolishment and destruction of important historic buildings.
Mr Vella also said Bir Mula Heritage looked forward to repeating such courses and hoped tour operators would show an interest.
(Note: This is an article that was published in the Sunday Times of Malta of the 30th of December 2012.)
Two video clips have been added on Bir Mula Online.
The first one is from the inauguration of ‘Shadows from the Past’ and it can be viewed by scrolling further down.
The second video is from the film ‘Scrooge’ and it can be viewed by first clicking of ‘Facilities’ (above) and then on ‘TV and Cinema’ (on the right).
Both videos were filmed at Bir Mula Heritage so anyone who still did not visit the museum house, can get a glimpse of its architecture.
In March, Bir Mula Heritage hosted four events. These were ‘A Portrait from Turkey’ on the 18th of March, ‘Shadows from the Past’ on the 26th of March, ‘Children’s Story-Telling’ on the 27th of March and the ‘Traditional Passover Table’ during the Holy Week. Some photos from these events have now been posted on Bir Mula Online and can be viewed by scrolling down to the March events.
As from January 2010, this will be the new website of Bir Mula Heritage. From now onwards only this new website will be updated with the latest news and events. However, the old website is still available here for archival purposes.