The Natural History Museum is located in Mdina Palazzo Vilhena, to the right of the citadel's main entrance. This mansion, built by Vilhena and Mondion in 1726, was the residence of the Grand Masters of the Order of Malta. This museum has many varieties of plants and animals on display. For example, 3,500 bird species with their nests and eggs, 200 mammals, 200 fish and thousands of arthropods from Malta and around the world. There is also a varied collection of fossils. The exhibition has many themes, such as evolution, insects, birds and marine ecosystem. The museum's address is Vilhena Palace, St Publius Square, Mdina RBT 12, Malta. Tel: 2145 5951 Fax: 2145 2818
Come to see the world's only front-loading cannon. The only copies left are in Malta and in Gibraltar. Enjoy a full day with recreations of soldiers marching, shooting, doing exercises like in Victorian times and get a chance to shoot the original rifle of the Victorian soldiers, the famous Martini Henry. Enjoy different recreations throughout the day, and spend a different day in Malta, completing your visit with a complete tour of the inside of the fort, and an audio-visual construction. The soldiers will guide you through their facilities. They let you see the equipment, the ammunition storage rooms and loading, and the gun itself. Browse one of the most advanced buildings of its time that provided the first cannon in history with hydropower. This is the largest cannon to ever be front-loaded, and the now it's the last one too. You've got to check it out!