Friday, November 25, 2011:
Historical museum site will be open for visitors this weekend
Have you ever wondered where all the money we get from the European Union goes? Every year, the Planning and Priorities Co-ordination Division (PPCD) organises an event meant to help people learn about the projects financed by the EU.
This year, the event will take place over two days: this Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November. It will consist of several bus tours that will be visiting many of the projects which are part financed by the EU. Two bus routes have been set out for Gozo and they will be touring such projects as the Radiology Unit at the Hospital, the refurbished Villa Rundle Gardens, MCAST, heritage sites such as the Ġgantija Temples and the Ta’ Pinu Shrine, and best of all (one may forgive us the bias!), one of the bus tours also has our very own Cultural and Historical Eco-Museum on its itinerary.
This project – The Making of a People: A Cultural and Historical Eco-Museum – started back in 1998. Since then, the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria has worked endlessly to see this project through to completion, also organising a number of activities to promote awareness about the project. One such activity was the open day held last March which was very well attended by parishioners and outsiders alike. The project also featured in this year’s budget speech.
The project is being part financed by the EU and 15% of the total project cost is being raised by benefactors. You can also contribute with €150 which will get you a life-long membership to the museum. For more information about the project and to contribute visit: www.fbvgozo.org.mt.
The museum will be featuring in Gozo Bus Route B, starting at 13.30 on Saturday and finishing at 17.30, and on Sunday morning starting at 08.30 to 12.30. For more information about the bus routes, to view the itinerary of each bus route and to register for one of the tours, follow this link: http://rottaeu.info.