Popeye Village, also known as Sweethaven Village was built as the film set of the 1980 Musical Production
'Popeye' produced by paramount pictures and Walt Disney Productions. It is located in Anchor bay, just two miles from the village of Mellieha ans was constructed in 1979.
The village consists of nineteen wooden buildings.
Filming for the musical production commenced on the 23rd of January, 1980.
Today, the film set has been converted into a tourist attraction and is open to the public as an open-air museum and a family entertainment complex all throughout the year.
Dates & Timings: 1st June - 30th June, 1st September - 31st October
Open from: 9.30 - 17.30
1st July - 31st August
9.30 - 19.00
How to get here
By Bus - The film set can also be reached by public transport. Take any of the following buses to (Ghadira)
Mellieha, Mellieha Bay or Cirkewwa
X1, X1A, 41, 42, 49,101, 221, 222 or 250
From Ghadira Bay take the bus number 101 to Mgarr which stops at Popeye Village. A bus stop can be found just outside the premises.
There is ample parking available that is only meters away from the reception booth, if you are travelling
If needed, taxis can be booked at reception from a local taxi company.
Popeye Village, Anchor Bay
Triq il-Prajjet, Mellieha MLH 4808