As an entrepreneur in the manufacturing and entertainment business, I always had the aspiration of entering the cultural scene. One morning, I remembered that several years back, while listening to the radio (rediffusion) a program presented by Mr.J.J Vassallo had appealed for someone to develop an exhibition regarding old traditions and crafts of our ancestors. With such inspiration, I decided to create a museum, 'Traditions and Crafts of Malta'.
I started by collecting old tools and utensils related to these old Maltese crafts. Further, with the help of students from the institute of Targa Gap and my sons we were able to develop life-sized, mechanized manikins that resemble the typical Maltese life-styles of our forefathers. Gradually everything began comming together and after five extensive years of development, 'Traditions and Crafts of Malta' became the only mechanized exhibition of its sort.
A visit to the 'Traditions and Crafts of Malta' is the ideal way to experience the traditional trades and crafts of our forefathers. Situated in central Valletta, within the st.John's Bastion, (underneath Hastings Gardens) this exhibition houses more than 32 life-size figures showing the more popular Maltese trades and crafts of the turn of the 19th and 20th century. The 'Traditions and Crafts of Malta' is the first local attraction of its sort with animated figures which allow the visitor to share in the typical Maltese life-style of years gone by. A spectacular show is provided through lights, sound and movement, making the viitor's tour a highly educational and enjoyable one. A leaflet explaining the experience in five different languages will render one's visit an informed and unforgettable one.