HM’s Senior Passport demand outweighs Student Passport

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 July, 2019 at 1:01 pm by Christian Keszthelyi

Demand for Heritage Malta’s recently-launched Senior Passport scheme is higher than the Student Passport one, Heritage Malta and the Association of Local Councils announced, according to a Heritage Malta press release. 

In fact, in less than two months after the launch, 9,687 applications have been received, with Mosta, Birkirkara and Attard being the local councils with the most applications. Xagħra, Victoria and Għasri have been the localities with the most applications in Gozo.

Furthermore, approximately 1,000 seniors have already accessed attractions of Heritage Malta without paying and were accompanied by around 500 youths, which have free access too. As a matter of fact, all Maltese citizens over the age of 60 can apply for the so-called Senior Passport that allows them to enjoy free and unlimited visits to 27 Heritage Malta sites around Malta.   

The three most visited attractions were the national community art museum MUŻA, the National Museum of Archaeology and the Palace State Rooms, all located in Valletta, the press release says.  

Therefore, senior citizens who wish to receive a Heritage Malta passport are advised to contact their local council of residence and show their identity card. 

In addition, upon visiting each site, individuals holding a Senior Passport will receive a stamp and with eight stamps collected the holder will receive a reward by Heritage Malta to a total of three.

At the same time, Heritage Malta is also promoting the Student Passport with further opportunities during the summer holidays. Moreover, the card is valid until the end of academic year 11.

The Student Passport is a project launched to allow all Maltese primary and or secondary students to visit for free and with unlimited access all the Heritage Malta sites and museums, except for the Hypogeum.

As a plus during this summer, students aged from 5 to 15 can also attend several exciting activities, including comic art creations, drawing sessions, English creative writing and storytelling.

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