The Żejtun Parish Museum was officially reopened following complete refurbishment on Monday 18th November 2013 by His Excellency Dr George Abela, President of Malta.
The opening ceremony followed a choral concert by the Collegium Musicum choir under the directorship of Mro. Prof. Dion Buhagiar, Maestro di Cappella Cathedralis. The concert was held at the parish church and was well attended.
The refurbishment of the museum which was originally set up in the late 1950s, was a project which was planned by the late Fr Eric Overend and was partly funded through EU Funds under the Improvement of Tourism Facilities Fund managed by the Ministry for Tourism.
In contrast to the original set up, the new museum portrays a selection of historical artefacts and paintings which highlight the development of this important town in the East of Malta which was not only the centre of religious and cultural activity through the ages, but was also an area prone to frequent invasions and landing by the corsairs and the Ottoman fleet.
There were words of praise from all those who visited the museum not only to the display itself but also to the fine detailing of the presentation.