Located on the first floor of the National Museum of Archaeology is the Grand Salon, a room once used by the Knights of St. John. They used it to discuss business and also to hold important functions and dinners. Unfortunately, other than for the corner I was standing in to take the photo, it’s closed due to an on-going restoration, part funded by the Bank of Valletta.
The walls are beautifully painted and there is a decorated wooden beamed ceiling, just one of five remaining from the period of the Knights. For those wanting an impressive backdrop, the room is now available to hire from Heritage Malta. There won’t be any more important dinners held here though, the organisation has banned any food and drink for the hall at any time.