The Valletta Design Cluster, currently in its regeneration phase from the Old Abattoir site, will open its doors to the general public on 15th December, as part of the celebrations for the closing event of Valletta 2018.

Guided tours will be offered from 11am to 3pm, and bookings are mandatory in order to reserve a place. Small groups of max 10 people each will be taken into the building, where a member of the staff will talk about the past, present and future of the Old Abattoir site, providing tips on the future use of the facility and the Valletta Design Cluster vision.

The building is still undergoing regeneration, therefore safety equipment such as safety vests and helmets will be provided. In order to book your place, please send an email to [email protected] indicating 3 slots of preference, and you will be allocated to one of those subject to availability. Tours will leave at 11am, 11.30am, 12noon, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm.

Whereas the finished building will be accessible to all, the tours are unsuitable for wheelchair users, persons with mobility impediments and children under the age of 14 due to the current nature of the site. Persons between the age of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and the accompanying adult shall be fully responsible for them while on site.